# How to verify the domain or URL of your WordPress website?

If you have configured Unikname Connect with the Unikname for WordPress plugin, you may want to prove the ownership of your website.

Despite there are several methods to validate the domain and thus the URL of your WordPress / WooCommerce website, we strongly recommend you to validate it with the simpler "HTML tag" method.

If you want to understand why you should verify the URL ot your website, read more about the Trust Certificate.

Prerequisites

✔️ You've already installed the Command Line Interface tool on your desktop.

✔️ You are at the Step 4 of the creation of your Trust Certificate

Table of Content

WARNING

UNS/uns.network/universal-name-system is the old name of unikname.network blockchain. UNIK is the old name of UNIKNAME nft token UNS is the old name of UNIK protocol token Urls and old documentation are not renamed yet but are still valid. We're updating progressively.

# Generate the verification package

Run this CLI command in a terminal:

uns properties:register "@organization:my-saas-platform-101" --value "www.wordpress-domain.com" 

Replace :

  • my-saas-platform-101 by your @unikname of type Organization
  • www.wordpress-domain.com by the domain of your WordPress website. (without https://)

It will output:





 




{
  "data": {
    ...
    "value": "www.wordpress-domain.com",
    "verificationKey": "fi5TrRlrW1Dx1jEGCCEXISVKu...MImSNDM180HPDXyvF383jYj5ki-TSMrxMDiQ-pplpJxQ",
    ...
  }
}

The most important part is the verificationKey/verification key entry (in the above sample: fi5TrRl...-pplpJxQ - without ").

You will need to copy/paste later in your clipboard.

# Configure the verification key in your WordPress

The verification of your domain requires to expose the verification key to the crawling of a web bot (such as a search engine bot, but dedicated to Unikname ecosystem). The best way to do that is to use the dedicated feature provided by the Unikname for WordPress plugin.

After the installation and the set up of the plugin in your admin panel, go to "Unikname" > "General"

Add your own verificationKey (not the one provided as an example)

Unikname Connect trust certificate example

Don't forget to save the configuration

Cache plugin

If you have a cache plugin (Divi Rocket, WP Rocket ...), you should clear its cache NOW, before going to the next step.

# Verify the URL/domain of your website

Until done, finish the process by executing the following command with the CLI:

uns properties:verify "@organization:my-saas-platform-101" --url-channel html

Again , replace my-saas-platform-101 by your @unikname of type Organization.

The command will tell with you its a success or will display an error message you can try to solve by yourself by reading the troubleshooting section of the reference documentation.

If the verification is a success, you can safely remove the "Meta Tag Manager" plugin.

All done!