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 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 0.1
    • Initial release to public
  • Version 0.2
    • Added Norton Safeweb site verification
    • Improved site security by enabling index.html
    • Fixed plugin descriptions
  • Version 0.3
    • Added Yandex Webmaster site verification
    • Added 3 custom site verifications in advanced
    • Tweaked to work with Joomla 1.6 and 1.7
  • 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

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

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