Last fall Pinterest launched a new profile feature: verifying your pinterest account. Today I’m going to show you How to Verify Your Pinterest Account. I’ll walk you through verifying your Pinterest account for those of you who use Blogger, then I’ll show you WordPress users how to do it.
But first, why should you verify your pinterest account?
Verifying your Pinterest account allows your website url to be visible right there on your profile page, similar to your Twitter or Facebook page. This means that when someone happens across your Pinterest profile they’ll see your blog or website name right there next to your picture. And that’s a super good thing for social networking + continuity in branding.
How to Verify Your Pinterest Account – Blogger
Since you’re going to be editing your blog’s HTML, please take take time to Backup Your Blog.
1. Log into your Pinterest account and select settings.
2. Under website add your website or blog url and select verify.
3. Select verify with meta tag and copy provided code. That code is specialized to your Pinterest account.
4. Log in to your Blogger dashboard, select template and then select edit html. You will be given a warning about altering the HTML code, go ahead and select okay.
5. Using ctrl f, search the following tag: <head>, and paste the customized meta tag code below <head>. Don’t forget to save your changes!
6. Go back to your Pinterest account, select settings, and the select click here to verify.
7. Do a little happy dance because you just did a little HTML coding in six easy steps!
How to Verify Your Pinterest Account – WordPress
1. Log in to Pinterest account. (Before your account is verified you can see that your website is designated by the world image.) Select settings.
2. Basically repeat the instructions listed in Step 2 above, except be sure to select download the HTML verification file. This file will be customized to your Pinterest account.
3. Log in to your hosting site. I use Bluehost, and highly recommend them.
4. On your Cpanel (control panel) select File Manager
5. Under public_html select upload.
6. Select Choose File, then select the saved file that you just downloaded from Pinterest.
7. The file manager will prompt you to choose from four different options to upload, select web root.
8. Head on over back to Pinterest and under settings select click here to complete the process.
9. Do a little happy dance because YOU (yes you!) just did some super minor, but very important editing to you WordPress coding. You rock.
I hope this was helpful for you. If it was, please let me know!
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