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Mastodon Verification with WordPress 6.2

This is cool – WordPress 6.2 (coming out in a few days!) adds the ability to specify a rel attribute on social icons in the Social Icons block.

This makes it super simple to verify your domain with a Mastodon account when using a Full Site Editor theme; just drop the Social Icons block and specify rel=me for the Mastodon icon. No custom markup needed!

The link rel attribute can be set directly through the Social Icons block with WordPress 6.2.

This is working on the social icons in the footer below – I installed the release candidate to test it out.

Here’s the relevant change in Gutenberg:

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