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. :)

37 thoughts on “How to verify your WordPress domain on Pinterest

    • Yes, you can follow the first set of instructions for a wordpress.org site. The second set of instructions is for WordPress.com

  1. Thanks so much! My didn’t work at first, but I realized that WordPress was shortening the link to make it pintrest-xxxx instead of pinterest-xxxx. After editing the link to include the ‘e,’ verification worked perfectly.

  2. Does anyone know which choice of “permalink” will stop the page name from automatically inserting a dash in the page name.. so I get -html instead of .html
    so Pinterest can’t find the page.

    • Hi Anyssa,

      It doesn’t matter that the permalink is -html instead of .html – as long as you publish the page, Pinterest will be able to verify it.

  3. When I try to open the downloaded verification file into a text editing application, it doesn’t show any code. It show a web page for some reason. I can’t find the code that I’m supposed to copy and paste into my wordpress page. Please help!

  4. I have followed your instructions and Pinterest still gives me the 404 message. I copied the Pinterest file into my text/edit program on my Mac. Any other advise?

    • Hi Tracy,

      Did you create the verification page in WordPress? If you can send me the link to your page, I’m happy to take a look.

    • Hi Stacy,

      We have updated our post with instructions specifically for WordPress.com since the process is a little different.

  5. Eric, I’ve tried to do as you wrote but it didn’t work in my WordPress.com blog.
    The WordPress.com HTML editor force to “correct” the Pinterest code, even if I disable the writing assistant. Every time I publish the page, it modifies the code and when I try to validate my blog, Pinterest shows me the following error:

    Could not find the code 56fb03a3cb7303253f0a1cae54dd044f at url http://www.arquitetodafelicidade.com.br/pinterest-56fb0.html

    Do you know how to fix this bug?

    I’ll keep on waiting your message.

    Best regards,
    Robert Jeferson
    Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
    arquitetodafelicidade.com.br

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