This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Pinterest Verify


This plugin allows you to verify your website with Pinterest by inserting a meta tag on your front page (no coding required).

It simply outputs the verification meta tag for Pinterest to recognize your website as instructed at

Now pinners will see the verification checkmark AND grant you access to Pinterest’s free analytics!

That’s all there is to it!

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  • Settings page. Just a single textbox.
  • Sample HTML source meta tag output on public front page.


1. Admin Search

  1. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add.
  2. Search for Pinterest Verify.
  3. Find the plugin that’s labeled Pinterest Verify.
  4. Look for the author name Phil Derksen on the plugin.
  5. Click to install.
  6. Activate the plugin.
  7. A new menu item Pinterest Verify will appear under your Settings menu option.

2. Download & Upload

  1. Download the plugin (a zip file) on the right column of this page.
  2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add.
  3. Select the tab “Upload”.
  4. Upload the .zip file you just downloaded.
  5. Activate the plugin.
  6. A new menu item Pinterest Verify will appear under your Settings menu option.

3. FTP Upload

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on the right column of this page.
  2. Unzip the zip file contents.
  3. Upload the pinterest-verify folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. A new menu item Pinterest Verify will appear under your Settings menu option.



If you have any caching plugins or options running make sure those are cleared before verifying.

See the plugin settings page for further instructions.


Life Saver!

I was unable to verify my website for the LONGEST time and was using my Etsy shop page as a work around. One day I stumbled upon this plug-in and it was so freakin’ easy to use. I can’t believe I waited so long! Thank you.

Link not working

Downloaded and activated fine
As part of step 1, I clicked on Verify Your Website but got a Page not found message
What to do?

worked perfectly!

I was pulling my hair out trying to verify my websites manually. This plugin did the trick immediately and with no issues. Thanks very much!

Does It Work With Newest WordPress Updates?

I love the fact that this plugin exists; as a novice blogger & with code being something of a foreign language to me the fact that this cuts out the hard work is fantastic!

I followed the ‘as Admin’ steps on the installation page & was able to successfully copy & paste the code from the meta tag into the relevant box, but on returning to the Pinterest site to click ‘finish’ it tells me that it’s not gone through yet & that this sometimes takes up to an hour. It’s been about 5 hours now & still no luck so I’m wondering whether the plugin is compatible with the latest version of WordPress; I’m currently running v.4.3.1 – are you able to advise as to whether this is why it won’t work &/or if there is anything else I should do in order to verify successfully? Thanks again for developing the plugin & thanks in advance for any advice you may be able to give!


Multiple domain issues

Pinterest claims that analytics only works connected to the main URL. I got it to work with another domain on the account. Then I moved it to another and it wouldn´t work. You might want to look in to that. I just verified with your plugin 5 minutes ago and nothing yet but I think it will in time by experience. Great plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

“Pinterest Verify” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0.4 – April 22, 2015

  • Updated calls to add_query_arg to prevent any possible XSS attacks.
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.2.


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.1.
  • Improved translation (i18n) readiness.


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.0.


  • Tested up to WordPress 3.8.


  • Initial release.