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How To Sign In To WordPress Without Password

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How do you log in to your WordPress dashboard? Obviously the answer would be “by visiting the login page and then entering the credentials like username, password and completing the captcha (if there’s one)”, but what if you could sign in to your WordPress back end without entering username and password? Won’t that be easier and more secure? Of course that would be, that’s why there’s a method here to make the wordpress login easier and more secured.

For those webmasters who manage multiple WordPress websites with different usernames and passwords, this method is not less than a boon since you don’t need to remember all the passwords and usernames, which reduces your stress and work.


As per stats around 74,652,825 websites are running on WordPress CMS in 2016 out of which approx 37 million are on free If we talk about all the self hosted websites irrespective of the CMS they use, then more than 19% of websites use WordPress content management system (CMS), that is a huge figure in itself.

Now on one side such a large number of webmasters are working on their websites and on the other side they are equally concerned about some factors like:

  • Security, unethical hackers can’t see you getting success.
  • Management, managing a website network is not that much easy.


To solve this problem, there is this method to transform the WordPress login.


You would need those things which you already own, there is no need to spend a penny for this.

  • Clef, two factor authentication system. Free and Paid (for businesses).
  • Android phone.
  • Self hosted WordPress website.

Clef can be downloaded from the official WordPress directory for free, as of Sept,2016, more than 800K users have installed this.


1.) Download Clef from the official wordpress directory.

2.) You can also install it directly from your WordPress dashboard, just follow this path: WordPress dashboard>>Plugins>>Add New>>Search for Clef>>Install>>Activate.

3.) Once you have installed the Clef on your WordPress site, then install Clef on your android phone.

Now you have installed the app and plugin on your phone and website, it’s time to configure them. Just follow these easy and simple steps.

1.) Open the app on android phone, it will ask you to set a pin, enter a 4 digit pin number that you can easily remember. This is for security purpose so that no one can login and have access without entering the pin. It’s configured for mobile phone, now lets jump over to plugin configuration.

2.) Visit your WordPress dashboard and look for “Clef” in the admin sidebar.

3.) Click on “Clef (needs setup)” and it will take you to configuration page. Click on “Get started”.

4.) It will ask you to get the app, but since you have already installed it so click on “I already have the app”.

5.) Now register with your email address, make sure the email address you enter is valid.

6.) Now visit the “Settings” page and enable the “Login feature with clef wave” option, rest of the settings depend on your preferences.

Settings for this are done, you may enable other users also and let them notify about the new WordPress login method they would be using instead the traditional wordpress sign in.

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Using this method you would be able to login with your phone.


1.) What if my phone is lost?

You can disable it from clef website.

2.) What if I want to switch to a new phone?

You can reactivate it for another phone via clef website.

3.) What if I forgot to logout?

Not an issue, you can log out from anywhere. You can also set a time limit after which you’ll log out automatically.

Enjoy this new WordPress login method, remembering passwords is no longer necessary with this amazing way to sign in to wordpress.

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21 Responses to “How To Sign In To WordPress Without Password” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

    Hey Karan,

    This is a very helpful post. I have not heard about the Clef plugin before now, and I am happy with its functionality.

    It will come handy in ensuring that we are able to log into back end of WordPress without minding password. I am going to try it right away!

  • Profile photo of Celine Profile

    Until I read the FAQ, I was thinking what happens if the login cannot be accessed from the Android phone.

    Well, I guess the answer to that has been provided. So, we head to the plugin’s website to login right?.

    The features of Clef are revealing. However, one still needs to cautious in handling login communication of WordPress via Android phones with or without this plugin.

  • Profile photo of Amit Sharan Profile

    Hi Karan,

    It sounds great having a plugin like this making signing up with WordPress appealing. This is cool and sounds perfect. However, I will like to check out reviews and testimonials on this to know the common problems users encounter with Clef!

  • Profile photo of James Ling Profile

    Hey Karan,

    Thanks for sharing this piece about Clef. I am sure many readers would find this plugin handy and useful.

    At least, it shows that there is now a solution to the stress of finding it difficult to log in without password!

  • Profile photo of Sarah John Profile

    Hi karan,

    Its good to know about Clef. I would love to try it so I can affirm to this review.

    Having a plugin that would make it easy for signing in without password would be appealing.

    Hopefully, Clef would leave up to the features described here!

  • Profile photo of Carl Profile

    Hi karan,

    Its good to know of the use of Clef. I was beginning to wonder how on earth can one access the dashboard of WordPress without login in from the admin page.

    My question is this, apart from using Android, would it be possible to use sign in to this plugin using iOS?

  • Profile photo of Paul Profile

    Hello Karan,

    Thanks for sharing this post about CLEF. It is new and revealing to me. If this plugin truly allows one to log in without password, then it sure would help WordPress masters to save time and increase security!

  • Profile photo of steven Profile

    Hey Karan,

    This is awesome. the Idea of making WordPress login easier and appealing is welcoming.

    I will like to run this plugin on one of my blogs. Although I am thinking it could be working like OnePassword software, right?

  • Profile photo of Black Profile

    Hi Karan,

    Thanks for recommending this WordPress software to us. It would be cool to try it and see how we can sign in to WordPres without minding password.

    Although, I am not too comfortable with the idea of signing in without a password but since it is a two level security setting, there is no harm in trying it! 😀

  • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

    Hi Karan,

    Indeed, WordPress webmasters would be worried about security and management of their platform. It becomes crucial to find and apply the very best plugins for improved security.

    The truth remains that applications like Clef abound online but making the most of them is dependent on the need of the website.

    I admire your review of this plugin, and its cool knowing what to expect when it comes to the set up!

  • Profile photo of Lawrence Berry Profile

    This seems like a great idea that can save alot of time.

    Everytime I log into my website, it takes time to have to enter the username and password. I am a strong believer in being ultra productive, even if it saves me a minute or two.

    And being able to get straight to work without any added hassle would quickly put me in the work mindset.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Profile photo of Jeff Miller Profile

    Hey Karan,

    As someone who works with WordPress, I’d never heard about Clef. I’ll definitely check it out.

    When running a business online, password management can be a real pain. Clef seems like a good resource for managing your WP websites.

    However, I personally like to go beyond WordPress. I don’t just manage multiple WordPress websites. I manage multiple email accounts, Facebook pages, Twitters, Warrior Forum, Kingged, etc.

    That’s why I like to use LastPass:

    It’s a password manager that saves me significant time and headache.

    For security reasons, I suggest dedicating a separate email solely as your LastPass username. That means don’t use that email for anything else. This way you reduce the risk of malware or your LastPass account being compromised.

    I’m not saying don’t Clef. It seems like a great, secure resource.

    I’m just suggesting if you need a password manager beyond WordPress, check out LastPass. It has been very helpful for me.
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  • Profile photo of Chris Profile

    Interesting post . . . good to know things like this.

    I currently use LastPass to manage my large numbers of logins to all the sites I am a member of (and pay a small yearly fee to use it on Android too), which I am happy with, but always good to know alternatives.


  • Profile photo of Gavin McDonald Profile

    Hi Karan,

    Thanks for writing about this.

    I have never heard of Clef before reading this, but do you think it’s safe using a plugin like this? Is there no security concerns?

  • Profile photo of Shamsudeen Adeshokan Profile

    Hi Karan,

    I never heard of Clef before, never know there i any WordPress plugin develop to handle such task.

    Is very useful, I think a lot of people will fell in love with it.

    But I think if you’re using Google Chrome and its your personal computer, you have little to worry about your password.

    Another alternative is to login with your WordPress dot com password.

    You can use your WordPress dot com account to log in to your WordPress admin backend.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile photo of Philip Verghese 'Ariel' Profile

    Hey Karan,
    Happy to meet you here at Kingged.
    Hey this is really an interesting post
    This is for the first time I am hearing about cleft.
    This will surely be an amazing experience and of course an easy way to do things with our WP needs,
    In fact most of the time i really get confused about my several passwords
    I am sure this plugin will make ease our daily work.
    Thanks for sharing about this.
    Keep sharing
    ~ Philip
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  • Profile photo of Marsha Ingrao Profile

    Hi Karan,

    Thanks for sharing about this. I’ve never heard of Clef.

    I have an app on my iPhone that allows me access to all my WP accounts without a sign in. My computer also remembers my sign in. However, when the login page show up and either the username or password have a blue overlay in the box, I have to click the box and a menu pops up under the username. I choose the correct username, and it updates it. The same is true of the password. It seems like a silly step, but it happens once in a while.
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