Support » Plugin: Google Site Verification Plugin » [Plugin: Google Site Verification Plugin] Can it be removed after verification?

  • Resolved vitalichka


    Thanks for the plugin Google. Much appreciated.

    Here’s a thing, I recently verified the site using DNS.
    It then said that I should do it again with another option to raise security or something a long those lines but I wasn’t able to do it again. Now I verified using this plug-in but am not all that interested in having yet another plug-in running on the site.

    So….. after verification, does the plug-in need to be running at all times in order to stay verified?


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  • Plugin Author kbm


    Hello vitalichka,

    I’m happy to hear that the plugin worked for you, and it’s fantastic that you are already verified with DNS! In response to your question, you will need to keep the Google Verification plugin active for it to work. However, since you are already DNS verified, the plugin might not be of much use to you anyway.

    Using more than one verification method for your site is a good protective measure against accidental unverification, which could happen in cases where you switch domain registrars or radically alter the files of your website. It doesn’t offer additional security benefits.

    Your DNS verification will continue to work, should you choose to deactivate the plugin.

    Thanks for your question!

    Thanks for the response. That really helps.
    At some point this year we are planning on moving to another registrar. With that in mind, would we not be able to reverify or would data be lost?

    Thank you

    Plugin Author kbm


    No data will be lost, but you might experience a temporary loss of access to Google services that require verification.

    During your transition, you can use this plugin to ensure that there are no gaps in availability. 🙂

    Sounds great! Thank you for your time. This is all great and helpful info.

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