McAfee – Error Submitting Site for Verification

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I launched a new website based on WordPress. McAfee was showing RED alert for this domain because this site is new and it was not verified. When I tried to verify the ownership of this wordpress powered blog McAfee site verification showed following error.

Posting Web Site Owner Comments
Error Submitting Site for Verification
It appears that the Web site is returning an HTTP 2xx or 3xx status response code in the header of 404 pages

This is a typical error shown by McAfee Site Advisor when you try to verify the ownership of any WordPress based blog. It’s a bug in McAfee Site Advisor system which remains unfixed.

The solution to this problem is simple.

1) Rename the .htaccess file

2) Submit the verification again

3) Get the file name provided by McAfee Site Advisor and upload it in the root of your site.

4) Bring back the .htaccess file.

Smile :)


One response to “McAfee – Error Submitting Site for Verification”

  1. mark shirley Avatar
    mark shirley

    Hi I’m having this problem with all my wordpress sites but they dont all have a .htaccess file

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