To use a WordPress.com user account for authentication, it must be registered with the same email address to which the VIP Dashboard invitation was sent.
A WordPress.com user account is separate and different from the user account created to log in to a WordPress site hosted on the VIP Platform.
If a WordPress.com user account is selected for authentication the first time a user logs in, it must be the authentication method used for logging in each time afterward. The GitHub and WordPress.com authentication methods cannot be used interchangeably.
To sign in with a WordPress.com user account:
- Navigate to the VIP Dashboard.
- Select the button labeled “Sign in with WordPress.com“.
- If the user is not currently logged into their WordPress.com user account in that browser, they will be directed to a login prompt labeled “Howdy! Log in to VIP Cloud with your WordPress.com account.”
- After successfully logging in to WordPress.com, the next screen will display the message “Howdy! Would you like to log in to VIP Cloud using your WordPress.com account?”
- Select the button labeled “Approve“.
- Retrieve the one-time passcode generated by the VIP Cloud authentication method that was chosen earlier.
- Enter the passcode into the field labeled “Enter your one-time code“.
- Users can select the option for VIP Cloud authentication to “Remember this device for 30 days”.
- Select the “Continue” button.
It is not required to have two-factor authentication enabled for a WordPress.com user account, but it is strongly encouraged. Enabling two-factor authentication for third-party user accounts whenever possible is one of many security recommendations for users.
Last updated: December 28, 2023