How do I verify my site with Bing Webmaster Tools? (8 posts)

  1. Philsy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can someone help with this please?

    It's asking me to:

    Copy and paste a tag in your default webpage
    You can add a <meta> tag containing the authentication code to the <head> section of your default webpage.

    But where do I do this on a WordPress site?



  2. Tesiro Inspired
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I see people talking about header.php but cannot find this anywhere I can only find the style.CSS which is not the same thing as far as I can tell.

    FYI - I am using the WP twenty eleven theme

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Appearance ->Editor, see the list of files on the right. However, do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress 3.2 theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues.

    Create a child theme for your customisations. Once your child theme is active, we should be able to help with the customisation.

  4. Tesiro Inspired
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Esmi. I shall give it a go. New to all this so hope I get it right...
    I'll let you know when I have managed it.

  5. Tesiro Inspired
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "Making a child theme is very simple. Create a directory, put a properly formatted style.css file in it, and you have a child theme!" ... Stuck at 1st hurdle. How do I create a directory? :-s

  6. Xarhs123
    Posted 4 years ago #

    :) 8 months into my project and I know how to make a directory :p

    Keep it up - you will get to it!

    I am experiencing the same problem.

    Esmi, in your previous code you specify were to place the code. In my case the /head is after the complicated code which i cant remember having said that your previous instructions cannot be applied.



  7. davidallen23
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm unable to get my website http://www.gamlingayphotos.co.uk verified with Bing.
    I have tried a number of wordpress plugins (failed) and I have entered the authentication code in the <head> section of my default webpage (failed).
    Google authentication works fine but Bing always gives me: 'Ownership Verification Failed'
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

  8. davidallen23
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oops! Cancel the above. I've now used XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.2.6 and it works.

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