How to verify your WordPress domain on Pinterest

If you have a WordPress.com site, or a WordPress site that doesn’t allow you to upload files, there is an easy workaround to get your domain verified by Pinterest without uploading a file.

1. Download the verification file from Pinterest

2. In your dashboard click on Pages > Add New

3. Optional: If you have the Exclude Pages plugin, you can uncheck the box so this page will not show in your navigation.

4. Type the name of the Pinterest verification file into the title field area

5. Open the Pinterest file in notepad (or some other text editing software – NOT word), copy all the code, and paste into your new page.

6. Publish the page  – it must be public for Pinterest to verify it.

7. Go back to Pinterest and click the Verify Domain link

That’s it! Your domain is now verified with Pinterest. :)

Update 11/5/2012:
Yes, you can verify a WordPress.com site on Pinterest!  Here are the steps for verifying a WordPress.com site.

1. Download the verification file from Pinterest

2. In your dashboard click on Pages > Add New

3. Type the name of the Pinterest verification file into the title field area

Note: WordPress will change your page name from .html to -html. This is fine, Pinterest can still verify!

4. Open the Pinterest file in notepad (or some other text editing software – NOT word) and look for this line in the code toward the top of the page. Copy the string of code that is in quotation marks after content as shown in the screenshot below:
 5. Go back to your WordPress.com page and paste the code you copied into your page. Publish the page  – it must be public for Pinterest to verify it.

6. Go back to Pinterest and click the Verify Domain link

That’s it! Your WordPress.com site is now verified with Pinterest and you can delete the page. :)