Simple Mastodon Verification

Description

Simple Mastodon profile verification for single- and multi-author WordPress sites.

As of v1.0, this plugin provides a General Settings menu option to define a rel=\”me\” in metatags for the whole site.
As of v1.1, this plugin also provides the option to verify individual Authors, providing publishers with an easy method to verify contributors’ Mastodon profiles.

Admin verification

The plugin will add a field at the bottom of the General Settings page (Admin Dashboard > Settings>General Settings), labelled “Verify Mastodon URL”. The field should accept any valid mastodon user URL up to three sub-domains deep. i.e. https://mastodon.social/@user to https://my.mastodon.del.icio.us/@user The plugin does not accept Mastodon addresses (@user@domain.tld)

When a valid URL has been saved, a tag containing a rel=”me” link pointing to the Mastodon user profile will be added near the top of the site’s metadata (between elements). If a link to the WordPress instance is added as one of that user’s profile metadata, the Mastodon instance will validate the ownership of the URL and add a green “verified” banner to the URL.

Author verification

If an Administrator enables the “Verify Authors’ profiles” option on the General Settings page (Admin Dashboard > Settings>General Settings), a field labelled “Mastodon URL” will be added to users’ profile pages (under “contact info”).

When a valid URL has been saved, a tag containing a rel=”me” link will be added to the metadata (between elements) on the Author’s archive page only. If a link to the WordPress Author archive is added as one of that’s user’s profile metadata, the Mastodon instance will validate the ownership of the URL and add a green “verified” banner to the URL.

Plugin Development

Simple Mastodon Verification development is managed on GitHub, with official releases published on WordPress.org. The GitHub repo can be found at https://github.com/mckinnon/simple-mastodon-verification.

Installation

Install the plugin from the WordPress store and enable in the Plugin menu. Configure on the General Settings page, then on User profile pages.

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Changelog

1.1.0

  • added support for users to verify using Author’s page

1.0.2

  • initial commit to WordPress plugin store