This post is for those who have already created their Pinterest for Business account and are going through their Pinterest settings trying to figure out how to claim their website on WordPress without a plugin.
WordPress has different plans but you can only install plugins with Business or eCommerce plans. There’s a lot of info out there about how to verify your Pinterest account with a plugin but not so much about how to do it without it. Not everyone can afford these more expensive plans in order to get their hands into the plugins.
But I found a way to verify your Pinterest account without a plugin and claim your WordPress site so I’m sharing a Step-by-step guide on how to do it. It’s actually very easy, just follow these simple steps.
So let’s recap: I’m assuming you’ve already set-up your Pinterest for Business account and you’re ready to claim your WordPress site. On Pinterest, on a desktop, it should look like this (at least for me there was no option to do this on Android mobile app so you will need to do this on a desktop):
Once you’re logged into Pinterest for Business, go to Settings (small arrow next to your Profile picture). Then, click on the red ‘Claim’ button next to the ‘Websites’.
After clicking ‘Claim’, this window appears. Do nothing with it for now, just leave it open in your browser.
With your Pinterest account open in one window, you then need to open another window in your browser. Then, go to your WordPress account. You should see something like this on the left hand side:
On the left side of the page, scroll down until you find ‘WP Admin’. Click on it.
Now you’re on WordPress Dashboard. Scroll down again.
Once you’ve scrolled down, you should see ‘Tools’. Click on it.
Now we’re getting there! Find the ‘Pinterest Site Verification’ field on this page.
Next, go back to the Pinterest account window you have open in another window (keep WordPress open too). From here, copy the tag located under ‘Add HTML tag’ and paste it in the WordPress (field circled in the Step 7).
Almost done! Now you just need to type in your website’s address in the text field and click on the ‘Verify’ button.
Step 10: Verify your Pinterest Account on WordPress- DONE
That’s it! If it worked, you should see this window on Pinterest with your website’s address written on it.
Hopefully this helped someone out there who is trying to figure out how to verify Pinterest account on WordPress without a plugin. Would be nice to know, if it did. You can comment in here or reach out to me on Social Media. I’m @mytaskguru in both Instagram and Facebook. Let’s connect! And you can always check my services and read more about me on my website.