Situation: Google Apps wants to verify that I own my domain
- Fair ask but if there is one truth in this world, Google staff can’t write for toffee. Prepare for confusion.
- I got the impression that after I had activated my hosting, that the instructions on Google Apps changed. But who knows – I found the instructions on Google Apps a tangled maze.
- Google Apps offered me an html file to copy and put on my website. So that is what we are going to do. Particularly as I know now that words.
Task: To load Google Apps verification code on my website
#1 Save the verification file in its html file on my PC
- I also save it in a folder called mydomainname/websitemaintenace/this file must be on the website
#2 Go back to the hoster’s to load it up using their FTP service
I could use another FTP service but then I would be fiddling about with server names and passwords and that would be irritating
- Log back in to the hosters
- Go to Manage Domains
- Without rushing around and pressing the wrong thing, choose WebFTP
- Again, carefully, look at the file structure
- Position myself in the root folder for mydomainname. I should see wp-content there among other basic WordPress files.
- Browse my PC and select the file that I have just saved containing the verification code.
- Upload (which in Dreamhost is an obscure confusing green arrow near the top of the page).
- Check the file is there.
- Make sure that I press Verify!
#4 Still in Google Apps, go to settings and choose all the simplified names
- I have a domain name registered (best to put the renewal date in my calendar now and activate and automatic email)
- I have my a WordPress shell on my hosting service
- Also on my hosting service is a little piece of Google code so I can use Google Apps as my email service
- I have Google Apps set up with simplified addresses.
- I can sign up all the users to Google Apps
- Start sorting out WordPress at the hosters
Easy when you can find your notes. If you have any hassles, let me know. I’ll help if I can.