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:





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Natalia777 Premium
Hi, Lauren, you have created a nice step-by-step training, perfect for beginners' understanding!

I am trying to follow it, I have the Insert Headers and Footers plugin installed and activated, but I don't see the Configure button, so I am lost on this step.

Any suggestions, how I can move forward?
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littlemama Premium
Hey Natalia, for adsense, it's best to use a plugin like Ads Inserter:
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Natalia777 Premium
Hi, Grace, I have managed to solve the issue with Insert Headers and Footers Plugin, but I will bookmark these training as well for further consulting.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question!
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littlemama Premium
Okay, that's cool. The Ads Inserter plugin can be used for just text you want on every page as well, not just ad codes, so it's multipurpose.
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Natalia777 Premium
Can I now change the plugin if I have already checked the Adsense box, notifying them that I have pasted the code into my website?
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Natalia, sorry for the delayed response. Happy to hear you figured it out. I'll let Grace @littlemama answer your latest question. The plugin she recommended sounds great. All the best as you build your online empire.
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Grace, Thanks so much for assisting @Natalia777. Sounds like a great plugin. You rock!
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littlemama Premium
Yeah it's fine to switch now too.
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome Lauren. :)
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markr0675 Premium
Thanks Lauren, it's good to have the step by step. I'm not techie either.
Thanks
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IlonaL Premium
Thank you Lauren! I also didn`t find any tutorial about that. So I am so happy that YOU wrote this tutorial here. I made that now and wait for google adsens replay...is it ready now or what? Hope everything went right :)
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laurenjean Premium
HI Ilona, I am also still waiting for approval. We wait together. :)
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Loes Premium
Why is it you overrule the request from Amazon? To place it behind the /head? Just curious
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Loes, because when I did that it didn't work. Adsense didn't pick up that I had added the code.
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Loes Premium
And beneath the head tag it did pick you up, thanks, nice to know
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laurenjean Premium
Oops! Sorry Loes, I cannot verify that just yet. My sincere apologies, I have jumped the gun by adding this training before I could verify that these methods actually work. However, I am testing both methods. Option 1 on Inspiring Mompreneurs and Option 2 on Happy Human Pacifier, so should be able to confirm in 3 days.
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DawnaL Premium
Great post, but I can't access editor on here. WA restricts me to do so and It's been over a week since AdSense has responded to me so I don't know if they are going to approve my site or not. How did you manage to access editor?
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Dawn, the beauty of the plugin is there's no need to access editor at all. I found that method way simpler and less scary because you're not messing around with code.
I had no problem accessing the editor on my WA site. As far as I know, WA allows access to editor.
Perhaps the issue is your theme?
Have you asked Site Support to check why your editor is not working?
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DawnaL Premium
Thanks for the quick reply! I just thought it was standard saying we are restricted to it because people can really mess up their site. I know a bit of HTML and have edited PHP files outside of WA so I would like access to editor. I will get in touch with support. Thanks!
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MAstick Premium
Thank you for sharing
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laurenjean Premium
Shoo, that was fast! Thanks for liking and commenting, Mark.
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