Joomla Webmaster Site Verification

Webmaster Site Verification

When we design websites for our customers we will normally go the extra mile and ensure they are setup with things like Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. One of the processes of adding your website to Google or Bing Webmaster Tools involves site verification which involves proofing that your own the domain. Most verification sites allow TXT records, files or a simple meta element found on the front page of the site.

But since we don’t always have access to the domain records and we have even known customers to delete the verification files because they looked ‘dodgy’ we decided to always use meta records. We made this simple to use plugin to make the process faster and easier, and of course we want to share it with you all.

Webmaster Site Verification is a very simple plugin to help aid people verify with webmaster tools such as Google and Bing without the need of having to change the template code or having the hassle of uploading a file.

It is best to enable and leave the plugin running even after verification has taken place, this is because many that require website verification will routinely check for the. The plugin is only 3kb and will not slow down your site. Our plugin should work with all versions of Joomla 1.6, 2.5, 3.0 and higher.

  1. Download our Webmaster Site Verification plugin
  2. Login to Joomla as administrator
  3. Click extensions > extensions manager
  4. Click choose file
  5. Find and click plugin archive
  6. Click Upload and Install
  1. Login to Joomla as administrator
  2. Click extensions > plugin manager
  3. Sort by ID
  4. Click Webmaster Site Verification
  5. Obtain your verification meta id
  6. Enter it into the relevant box
  7. Enable the plugin
  8. Click Save and Close
  9. Enjoy, all done!
  1. Login to Joomla as administrator
  2. Click extensions > extensions manager
  3. Click manage on the left menu
  4. Sort by ID
  5. Disable the plugin by clicking the tick
  6. Click the relevant checkbox
  7. Click uninstall at the top
  • Version 2.3
    • Added AdmitAD
      <meta name="verify-admitad" content="" />
    • Added ERO Advertising
      <meta name="ero_verify" content="" />
    • Added InMobi
      <meta name="inmobi-site-verification" content="" />
    • Added PlugRush
      <meta name="prVerify" content="" />
    • Added a new tab labeled AD Networks with various meta names
    • Renamed abvanced tab label to custom meta names
    • Increased custom meta names input fields from 3 to 9
  • Version 2.2
    • Added Flippa
      <meta name="verifyownership" content="" />
    • Added Global Sign
      <meta name="globalsign-domain-verification" content="" />
    • Added Bitly
      <meta name="bitly-verification" content="" />
  • Version 2.1
    • Added Majestic SEO
      <meta name="majestic-site-verification" content="" />
    • Added AVG Threatlabs
      <meta name="avgthreatlabs-verification" content="" />
  • Version 2.0
    • Fixed issue with newer Joomla installs with error reporting enabled i.e
      'Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference'
    • Copyright information updated
    • Blank spaces in code removed and readible minified
    • Added how-to instructions
    • Added Pinterest
      <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="" />
  • Version 0.3
    • Added Yandex Webmaster
      <meta name="yandex-verification" content="" />
    • Added 3 custom site verifications in advanced
    • Tweaked to work with Joomla 1.6 and 1.7
  • Version 0.2
    • Added Norton Safeweb
      <meta name="norton-safeweb-site-verification" content="" />
    • Improved site security by enabling index.html
    • Fixed plugin descriptions
  • Version 0.1
    • Initial release to public

If you have any problems or questions then please don’t hestitate to use the comment system below, we don’t bite… promise!

4 Responses to “Joomla Webmaster Site Verification”

  1. Marijo

    I have installed the plugin and enabled it but I don’t know what to do next.

    Reply
    • Hi Marijo,

      Once installed you need to activate the plugin, simply head over to the plugin manager and sort the list by ID. Then locate the plugin and click the status X so it turns into a tick. Then click the plugin and then simply fill in the form with the IDs you want to use.

      Reply
  2. When I try to install the plugin i get the following message “Unknown Archive type”? I’ve tried installing every file from the zip folder and nothing is successful. Can you help? Thanks Laura

    Reply
    • Sounds like the ZIP could be broken and needs downloading again, or your server has a problem with the MIME type. Should just be a matter of selecting the file and wacking the upload button.

      Reply

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