10 Useful Free Username Plugins for WordPress

WordPress is the most widely used and adaptable content management system out there, but you’re probably going to want some plugins to make it just right for your needs. In our today’s post I have compiled a list of some of the best free wordpress username plugins for your wordpress blogs. Remember though, the more plugins you install, the slower your site will be, so there’s a delicate balancing act between features and performance.

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1. SimpleModal Login

SimpleModal Login provides a modal Ajax login, registration and password reset feature for WordPress and utilizes jQuery and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin. SimpleModal Login allows you to create your own custom themes.

SimpleModal Login
SimpleModal Login

2. Design Approval System

A system to streamline the process of getting designs, photos, documents, videos, or music approved by clients quickly. Approved designs get a STAR on the Project Board, and Clients signature is recorded to the database. Check out the Project Board. Clients, projects, & designs are organized on one page + Clients can login to see there designs!

Design Approval System
Design Approval System

3. iThemes Security

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software.

iThemes Security
iThemes Security

4. BulletProof Security

BulletProof Security uses a one-click setup method vs breaking up options and settings into multiple separate different options and settings. One-click is used figuratively and not literally. One-click is the concept where several tasks are performed with one-click of a button.

BulletProof Security
BulletProof Security

5. Auction Nudge

This plugin enables you to embed your live eBay information on your WordPress site using Auction Nudge. Auction Nudge is a set of free widgets to integrate eBay into your own website. Once installed, all tools will update automatically to display your most recent eBay information.

Auction Nudge
Auction Nudge

6. Youtube Profile Field

Youtube Profile Field allows you to automatically show your latest Youtube videos on your blog. Just enter your Youtube username in the profile and you’re ready to show your videos to the world!

Youtube Profile Field
Youtube Profile Field

7. Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo Security provides two-factor authentication as a service to protect against account takeover and data theft. Using the Duo plugin you can easily add Duo two-factor authentication to your WordPress website in just a few minutes!

Duo Two-Factor Authentication
Duo Two-Factor Authentication

8. AskApache Password Protect

This is totally and completely unlike any other security plugin for WordPress. They operate at the application-level by controlling or using PHP to stop attacks, this plugin works at the network-level before PHP, which is why this plugin is so darn effective. This plugin is specifically designed to stop automated attackers attempts to exploit vulnerabilities on your blog that result in a hacked site.

AskApache Password Protect
AskApache Password Protect

9. User Activation Keys

WP Network Multisite “mu-plugin” for user activation key removal or approval. Ever signup a user account, delete it, and try to signup up the same username again? Ever try to support a new user who created a username, but entered the wrong email address and so can’t activate, and can’t signup with the same username?

User Activation Keys
User Activation Keys

10. WPVN – Username Changer

This plugin lets you change user’s login username. It changes user_nicename as well so that your author link will correspond to your new username.

WPVN - Username Changer
WPVN – Username Changer