How to add Google Adsense Verification Code to your Site
I'm following Kyle's Online Certification Training and just got to the part where we monetize our sites with Google Adsense.
Course 3, Lesson 7: Getting Paid for Ads on Your Site
Signing up for Google Adsense was simple but being very un-techy I couldn't work out where to add the verification code. The instruction was as follows:
Eek! Adding HTML code is definitely not my forte. But I couldn't find any training on it so I gave it a shot.
How NOT to add the code to your WordPress site:
Took a deep breath and logged into my Wordpress Back Office.
Clicked on Appearance - Editor - Theme Header (header.php file), found the spot to place the code and clicked update file.
Another deep breath and Fingers crossed that I hadn't disturbed the peace of my back-end HTML code rendering my site useless.
Fortunately, all that happened was this email arrived in my inbox today: