Guided walk-through wizards are added in particular areas of the Shield with the purpose to help you to perform certain actions easier (see below).


The wizards currently available are as follows:

  • Dashboard module
    • Getting started setup wizard - An introduction to the Shield Security plugin, helping you get setup and started quickly with the core features.
    • Options Import/Export Wizard - Walks you through the import and export of options, as well as configuring ongoing automated options-sync.

      Note: This uses features only available to Pro-licensed installations.

  • Login Guard module
    • Two-Factor Authentication Configuration - Easily setup multi-factor login authentication, using Email and Google Authenticator. Also, helps you setup email authentication reliably on your server, verifying that your site can actually send emails.
  • Hack Guard module
    • On-demand WordPress Core File scan - Walks you through the scanning for unintended changes to your official WordPress core files.
    • On-demand Unrecognised Files Scan - Walks you through the scanning for unrecognised files present in your WordPress core installation.

How to access Shield wizards

We’ve provided an easy-to-access link which will bring you to a page that lists all the wizards for the module and let you pick the one you want.


To access the wizards:

  • Click to go to the particular module inside Shield Security, on your WordPress site
  • You'll see a button on the upper-righthand side next to the "Options" (see the screenshot below)
  • Click this to launch the available wizard(s)

For more information on wizards for the Login and Hack Guard modules, read the blog article here.