Dealing with WordPress plugins issues is common. When you couldn’t get resolved them, you need to contact the plugin devs. The most common solution given by most devs is – ‘Kindly pass on the admin credentials of your site, so we can resolve the issue at the soonest.’ Right?
Now, giving an outsider the admin credentials is always risky and time consuming. Nevertheless, the hours of anxiousness you face after that is even more painful. Isn’t it?
Keeping all these woes in mind, Store Apps team got together to create a plugin that could change every WordPressers life and make it stress-free – Temporary Login without Password for WordPress. This plugin simply let’s you give access to a outsider just for a particular amount of time.
To explain better, this article gives you a detailed view of the current problem and the how the plugin solves the problem efficiently. Do read!
Current problem – Creating a separate Admin login for outsiders
If you need to pass on the admin creds to an outsider as on today, you will need to create a temporary admin login. This process is lengthy, as you can see below.
- In your WordPress Dashboard, go to
Users > Add New
- Enter a username
- Enter an email address
- Make a note of the password generated by WordPress, as you’ll need to send it to support team
- Make sure the Role field is set to
- Click the
Add New Userbutton.
Now once the account is made, credentials are passed and the issue is resolved, you need to delete the temporary admin account for security reasons without fail.
This whole process is lengthy, but that’s not all. There are some loose ends you need to pay attention to.
- You need to create individual accounts for each person to whom a particular task is assigned
- You have to manually delete the account created for each after the assigned task is complete
- If account is not deleted, your site may be vulnerable to security threats and data safety
For developer/support guy
- You need to have a username and WordPress generated password to contact the WordPress support team.
- You need to remember and save your username and password as it is most likely to be forgettable
- If you forget the password, you need to repeat the procedure
- Login each time with credentials
Creating accounts for each with username and password is a pain. Remembering and entering passwords every time only adds to frustration.
The solution to this login problem in WordPress
Having a login process which is secure, fast and smooth and where there is absolutely no need of password would be a bang on solution for any site owner.
That’s exactly what this plugin Temporary Login Without Password does.
Using this plugin, you can create a self expiring account for someone and give them a special link with which, they can login to your WordPress website without needing a username and password.
You can choose when the login expires, as well as the user role of the temporary account.
Top benefits of using this plugin:
- No need of remembering or storing passwords
- Getting rid of short-long, special characters password creation restrictions
- Self expiring temporary login links
- Safe and secure
- Unlimited account creation
- Redirect user to a specific page after login
- See the last logged in time of a temporary user
- Set a language for a temporary user
- Also see, how many times a temporary user accessed your setup
Temporary login without password plugin gives site owner a choice to select user roles and create accounts depending on their roles.
Administrator/Developer– A handful of websites hire developers to perform changes on their websites. They need access to your admin area. So, you can create an administrator account for them. Set an expiry time so that the account is disabled when the job is done.
Shop Manager– A shop manager needs to track daily activities of the company’s tasks. You can create a Shop Manager account for them.
Subscriber/Customer– A subscriber/ customer can need help anytime from you if they get stuck or are in search of some updates. Let them have their own accounts on the site so that they can reach out to you for support anytime.
Author/ Editor– You may need to hire an author to write a blog article for your site or an editor to review your work done. Create author/editor accounts for them easily.
Accounts created, now safeguard them
Having multiple accounts on your site leaves it vulnerable to security threats and data safety issues as you have given freedom and privileges to users on your site.
But with this plugin, you can have sound sleep and worry less as these logins are temporary and they get disabled automaticallyafter a certain period of time.
How to use Temporary Login Without Password plugin?
After having an overview of the plugin, let’s see how to use it.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the Temporary Login Without Password plugin on your WordPress site.
Three quick step for installation:
- Unzip downloaded folder and upload it to
- Activate the plugin through the
Pluginsmenu in WordPress
- Go to
Users > Temporary Loginssection and create a new temporary login
After selecting ‘Create New‘ button, it will show a form where you need to enter information for the temporary login you want to add as shown in the image below:
- First of all, enter
Email, First Name, Last Nameof the person.
- Next, you need to select a user role under the
Roledrop-down. It can be Administrator, Shop manager, Customer, Subscriber, Contributor, Author or Editor.
- After selecting the user role, under
Redirect After Login, choose a page where you want to redirect users after they log in.
Expiryduration for this temporary account- one hour, three hours, one day, three days, one week or one month. This is the period after which the account will automatically expire.
- Under the
Languagedrop-down, select a language for the user.
- Click on
Submitto save your changes
Share this link with the concerned person. Once they click on the link, they will be automatically logged in.
The plugin also makes it easier for you to manage temporary logins. Simply visit the
Users >Temporary Logins page, and you will see the list of temporary logins you have added to your site.
For each account, you will be able to see the user’s name and email address along with the role assigned to them, last login date, and time remaining till account expires.
Actions column, you can expire a login before its expiry, delete an account, or copy the temporary login URL.
Once a temporary account is permanently deleted, all the content created by that user like posts or pages will show the administrator account as the author.
We hope this blog post gave you all necessary guidelines on creating secure login links for WordPress without passwords and how it makes the login process smooth and fast compared to normal login process.
It’s easiest to use and on top that, it’s absolutely free. Use it on your site now and let us know how it goes.
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