a client of mine asked for the “green light” that McAfee SiteAdvisor tool gives on a web address
it still don’t have the green status, but now i guess is just a matter of time to propagate
would like to post the steps i took to at least being able to have the verification file being recognized by this tool.
first i verified a standalone installation of WordPress, then a domain mapped in MultiSite
the SiteAdvisor page can be a bit confusing, but everything starts creating an account here:
- Firefox is the browser to use, and had to install a piece of software in my machine (it would be much easier if it was only an extension to FF, but this is it for mac users: install a software to install the extension…)
- you’ll probably need to run this commands in a terminal window, with and without www, they will give the http status of the address (200, 301, 302, 404)
curl -s -D - -o /dev/null http://yourdomain.com/non-existant-page curl -s -D - -o /dev/null http://yourdomain.com
- in the domain management in the hosting company, make sure that the domain works both with www and without it
- in the Domain Mapping of WordPress, map both domains http://www.yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com, and make one of them the primary domain
- submit the primary domain for Verification in SiteAdvisor
- it asks for a empty html file with encoded name to be placed in the root of your domain, in this case, the root of the MultiSite installation
- once you upload the file, disable the .htaccess by renaming it, and press the Verify button in SA page
- verification will be successful, and you enable .htaccess again
would like to hear other experiences,
and, if some rogue elf comes around, any drawbacks on this .htaccess renaming?
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