Yes I did think of that already. But my file shows the same value! Argh. Did you open it with a text reader or something else to find a different string?
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pinterest meta tag not working
I'll show you the steps I took
1) You look at what they say you *should* be using to verify via meta tag - at the moment it is something like this :
<meta name="p:domain_verify" content="pinterest-c5y55.html" />
2) Then go to the file upload verification and see that that says. Mine said to upload a file with a name like this : a7b550dfdfada886726c4280c83d03af
3) Copy that long string and make a new meta tag verification like this
<meta name="p:domain_verify" content="a7b550dfdfada886726c4280c83d03af" />
In other words, correct their mistake. The put that new meta tag verification into your wordpress site, and it works.
Now THAT sounds like it will work! THANK YOU! I will try it tonight :)
Thanks diywn and 40yearwanderer i share your frustration.
I would try this but when i try to download my html verification file (which is really the meta tag) i don't get a code i only get this - "Looking good! You are ready to return to the verification page and complete the process. happy pinning"
do you know how i can get and see the actual code and not just this message?
I think pinterest just fixed there error, the real code actually just showed up and i was able to verify, finally.
thanks so much both of you!!
I don't know what you mean by download my html verification file. You should not be downloading anything.
You should be replacing the string shown in this screenshot
1) See this screenshot : http://screencast.com/t/vDduGuW5z4
with the string in this screenshot
2) See this screenshot : http://screencast.com/t/yBuhVSy0PC9
And then using that as your meta tag.
If they have, thank goodness for that.
Thanks diywm and yes THANK GOODNESS!! :)
Yes they did fix it! I emailed them 3 times and got a canned response only. I am guessing they didn't want to tell me they got it backwards. ;) I am sure I am not the only one to email them. Glad it is now verified. On to the next thing. Thanks all!
Mine still wont verify it says ever time that it can't find my meta tag.
The meta tag is definitely present on your blog.
If Pinterest operates like Google's Webmaster Tools, they may have cached the site without the meta tag and are just pulling up the cached version. I recommend trying again in a few hours.
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