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  1. Like other users, I would like to complete Pinterest verification of my blog. I have read the other support replies that explain that since the blogs on wordpress.com are not self-hosted (as compared to wordpress.org) we cannot upload an html file to support verification. Nor can we add a meta tag to the header file.

    However the Tools menu on my dashboard does allow me to add metadata for Google apps and Bing verification. Could a field be added there to support Pinterest verification?

    The blog I need help with is performanceandcocktails.com.

  2. I have the same problem. It would be great if Pinterest could be added to the Google and Bing verification options.

  3. Me to - I've just come across this as I was looking for a way to verify my pinterest with my blog. Why is it not possible to do so? I see we have a pinterest button that can be displayed on the blog so what's wrong with being able to verify???
    Dont think I'm technical enough to understand the in's and out's of it, but if anyone can tell me I'd appreciate it.

  4. Ditto here. Need help with this.

  5. Yup, I want to do the same!

  6. Me too! Also, Pinterest won't pin photos that are displayed on my blog through a html link to Flickr. I know other blogs use Flickr to "store" their photos and you can pin them. Anyone else have this problem?
    My blog is: http://realfoodnw.com.
    Thanks

  7. Since November 15th Pinterest has been rolling out business accounts and requiring the verification you refer to for those accounts. http://blog.pinterest.com/post/35710687813/new-tools-for-businesses-in-the-pinterest-community

    I'm sorry but this isn't a WordPress.com issue per say. This is a multi-user blogging platform. As our blogs are not free standing we cannot access metadata and add anything to it or edit it. For that kind of verification access you will need to hire a web hosted and set up your own independent WordPress.org install.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  8. @futurelibrarian
    Your issue is not an access to metadata for verification purposes issue.

    You can use any widget that has pure HTML but you cannot use any widgets that contain restricted codes like iframes or JavaScript widgets. In the case of Pinterest, you cannot use the Pin-it Javascript code on a WordPress.com blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    But you can put the code for the Pinterest follow button in a text widget.
    1. Go to this site, choose which one of the red Follow Me images you want, and copy the code for it. http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/

    2. Then, go to your widgets > Appearance > Widgets and select a text widget.http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    3. Paste the Pinterest follow button code into the text widget, "save" the widget, "close" the widget and place it where you want it to display in your sidebar.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/#adding-an-image

    4. Please see here for enabling sharing buttons including Pinterest on your blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/

  9. Sorry, but that's the same form answer I referenced in my original post. You have not addressed my specific question. My theme DOES allow me to add metadata for Google and Bing. Those fields could easily be generalised to allow us to paste the line required for Pinterest verification. Why support it for Google and Bing and not Pinterest? It is overkill to propose switching to self-hosting for such a small issue.

  10. Let me say this a different way. This is a wpMU (wordpress multi-user) blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template. Only Staff can access the templates files and edit the metadata.

    Why support it for Google and Bing and not Pinterest? It is overkill to propose switching to self-hosting for such a small issue.

    Google and Bing are search engines. They have access so our content on public blogs can be indexed.

    Pinterest is not a search engine. Pinterest now has have two sets of terms—one for people and one for businesses.

    The business account verification code is for commercial purposes it's a tracking code and the basis for more ...

    Some of our Products may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device. You agree that we may automatically upgrade those Products, and these Terms will apply to such upgrades. ... may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Pinterest. ...

  11. I have the same problem. It would be great if Pinterest could be added to the Google and Bing verification options.

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