Verifications validate that (i) that a Linked Creation is properly tagged with a canonical url pointing to the Referent Creation with rel=canonical tag; and (ii) validate that the IP of the site displaying a Linked Creation is matching to the IP specified in the corresponding Link. 

Canonical

The schedule can be set to Every Hour, Once a Day or Twice a Day.

When the canonical URL tag cannot be found at the Linked Creation the License will be marked “Violated”; the related Link will be removed, and the Linked site will be backlisted from obtaining additional Licensed Creation form the Referent site.

The Linked site can cure the violation by restoring the proper rel=canonical tag.

Canonical verification requires resources from the server hosting the WordPress instance and frequent schedules can cause performance issues.

Advanced Settings

The License of the Linked Creation will not be marked ‘Violated“ until the number of failed verifications matches the value defined in the Advanced Settings. The value can be set between 1-10; the default setting is 3.

Likewise, the License will not be marked “Good Standing” until the number of successful verifications matches the value defined in the Advanced Settings. The value can be set between 1-10; the default setting is 3.

Linked IP

This important security feature to protect the Referent Creation from unauthorized reuse. It is activated upon installation.  

 If the IP of the site displaying a Linked Creation is not matching to the IP of the corresponding Link when it was formed the following warnings will be appearing:

Referent site

Linked site 

There is no menu associated with this feature in the UI. Verification scans are executed periodically and should be disabled only for troubleshooting purposes, which can be done through the wp-config.php file.