How do you verify your WordPress website with Google? There are several ways to do this (see image below) but one simple way is by adding an html tag to your site’s home page. This article will show you how to do that.
This turned out to be pretty simple but freaked out a bit since I’m not a coder or web developer. I thought of asking the web developer on our team to help me out but it seemed too simple a task to bother him, plus I was looking for a small win in an area I’m not an expert at. So I decided to go for it and folks my website did not crash.
So there must be others like me out there that may need help with verifying their website with Google.
Google Webmaster gives you different options to verify your website but today I’m going to show you how to verify your WordPress website by adding a html tag to your site’s home page.
You basically have to copy the meta tag (a piece of code that Google gives you) and paste it in body of code called header.php.
Now where do you find this header.php?
- Sign in to your WordPress Account
- Go to Admin Dashboard
- Then go to Appearance
- And Click on the Editor
- Now look on the right column for the file called header.php and click on it to open the document with the code.
- Scroll to the top of this document and look for </head>
- Now paste the code just before </head>
- And save, that’s it.
Now go back to Google and check to see if you’re website has been verified.
Orange and yellow lichen on tree trunks.
When Two Worlds Collide
In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Half and Half.
This is a brief summary on US patents. Patents and trademarks are both issued by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). A patent gives you the right to exclude others from making, using or selling your invention in the United States. Most patents last for twenty years, beginning on the date the application for a non-provisional or provisional patent was first filed. Once a patent is issued it becomes your responsibility to enforce the patent. The rights granted by the USPTO are only honored within the United States and U.S. territories.
There Are Three Different Types of Patents Issued By The USPTO
- Utility patents may be given to anyone who invents a useful process, a machine, a manufactured product, etc. Examples: Computer hardware or medications. An utility patent can be provisional or non-provisional.
- Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents an original and ornamental design. Example: The look of an athletic shoe.
- Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces a new variety of plants. Example: Hybrid tea roses.
Very simply an utility patent protects the way an article works and is used while a design patent protects the way an article looks. Both design and utility patents may be obtained for a particular product if it is inventive in its utility and ornamental appearance.
Utility applications can be:
- Provisional: A provisional application is a very simple patent application which includes only a description of the invention.
- Non-provisional: A non-provisional application is the full patent application that includes e everything – oaths drawings and claims. Within one year of filing your provisional application you have to file a nonprovisional application.
Patent law specifies the rules for patents and the USPTO administers all patent laws related to the granting of patents and other provisions to do with patents. They also publish and distribute all patent information. This is a very brief overview of patents, please feel free to comment and add to this if you’re an expert on this topic. Thanks!