Author LynneHuy
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Having a business Pinterest account has its perks, the main one being that you can access Analytics on your account so you can see how your account is performing.

So once you have Set Up Your Pinterest Business Account the next step is to verify your website on Pinterest. To see more in-depth analytics and to give your account more credibility you will need to verify your website on Pinterest.

It really is a quick and simple process if you know what to do.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Here are some more relevant Pinterest training videos I have published:

How To Set Up A Pinterest Business Account

How To Download And Use The Pin It Button

How To Create Boards On Pinterest

How To Create Pinnable Images

How to Pin An Image From Your PC To Pinterest

How To Pin Affiliate Links To Pinterest

How To Pin A Youtube Video To Pinterest

How To Pin Images To Pinterest

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Natalia777 Premium
Hi, Lynne !

I am trying to confirm my website with Pinterest. When I go to Theme Editor in my Wordpress, it says the following :

Editing core Theme files should only be done if you are experienced in the PHP Programming Language. By default, theme editing is turned OFF to protect you. If editing is something you require, please contact us to have editing enabled.

And it says I have to contact Site Support.

I am not experienced with PHP Programming, so how can I proceed further ?
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LynneHuy Premium
Here is an easy way to do that without messing with the theme header code:
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Natalia777 Premium
Hey, Lynne, thank you for your message !

I have installed this plugin when I wanted to insert the Adsense code to my website.

So now I have opened it in order to verify my website with Pinterest and in the Header section there is the Adsense code.

How can I insert the Pinterest code, if there is already the Adsense code ?
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LynneHuy Premium
Just add it below your Adsense code :) You can add many more code snippets in the future too. I just leave a line and paste the new code below.
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Natalia777 Premium
I was guessing whether I have to past it below the Adsense code, but wasn't sure and was afraid to mess everything up ...

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions, this is of A LOT help for me !
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LynneHuy Premium
It's a pleasure :)
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soozk017 Premium
I have a pinterest business page, but con't get to the screen to copy/paste my website. I started 1 evening,my husband accidentally closed the window when I left to make supper. When I finally found my website on pinterest there was my pic with a plain brick road above. I've gone into analytics and it shows profile, overview, people you reach. I'm new to social media and pinterest, but do you know how and if there is any way to get back to that screen?Please help, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Triblu Premium
Hey Susan,

Google searching "how to edit my pinterest profile" (without the quotation marks, of course) I was offered several posts offering help... and Pinterest's own instruction page was offered as #2 in my search results.

You will need to run the search yourself, as it seems in Pinterest's instructions, that the instructions depend on the device you use.

Hope this helps you.
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soozk017 Premium
tHANKS FOR THAT. I WILL TRY IT WHEN i GET A BREAK FROM MAKING SUPPER!
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LynneHuy Premium
Susan it may be that you haven't added any pins :) Your profile header is where they show a mi of your pins usually! To edit your profile click on the 3 little dots on the right and then click "edit settings". I think it may look different depending on your browser?
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soozk017 Premium
Thanks for your help! I'm still trying to get my site verified. Watching videos, etc. I have slower with all the kids on the main server for summer. Just s;ow as usual! Thanks again!
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LynneHuy Premium
LOL don't I know it! We are in the middle of the June/ July school holidays here in South Africa so it is slow going here too!
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Lynne,
What happens when your theme gets updated. Will your site still be verified or do you need the code to be present at all times?
To be safe, I uploaded the file to the root of my website.
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LynneHuy Premium
You can also add code to your header using the insert headers and footers plugin - this is the way I like to do it now. It's easier for starters plus when your website updates it doesn't knock out any code from your header.

You can check that here:
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JackieSmith Premium
OK. Thanks Lynne.
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Chezbrown Premium
Lynne, I am tearing my hair out here. I have tried most of the morning here to verify both my websites with a business account with pinterest and when I go back and click on finish after I have put the code in, this is the message I get and it is driving me nuts.

{"code":"MethodNotAllowedError","message":"POST is not allowed"}

Not sure how else I can do it as this happens whether I put it in the header or under the SEO.
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LynneHuy Premium
You are putting it into the header.php file?
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Chezbrown Premium
Lynne, I have really screwed all this up and have no idea what to do to sort it. To start with I stupidly changed my general account over to a business account which I didn't want to do, can I change it back?

Then verifying my websites is driving me nuts because it doesn't matter where I put the code I get that message. I am ready to scream. Plus I want to move boards from one account to the other and have no idea how to do that either. So I now have no general pinterest account and two business accounts that I have no idea how to verify the websites. xxxx
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LynneHuy Premium
You can move your accounts from business to personal in your settings. To verify your account you add that code in after your <head> tag in your header.php file. You find that in that by going to appearance then choosing editor and looking for your header.php file on the right.

There have been plenty of times that I have torn my hair out over something, just take a break and try again. You will get it.

Regarding the boards. You create a board on your account, then once it is created you go into the settings of that board and add your other account as a collaborator. That board will then show up on both of your accounts and you will be able to pin to that board from all your accounts.
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Chezbrown Premium
Thank you so very much Lynne for your help. I will go and try this again and I will let you know how I get on. Fingers crossed for me. xxx
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LynneHuy Premium
Good luck!
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Chezbrown Premium
I am back again Lynne as I cannot see on a business account where you can change it back to a personal account. Could you maybe show me with a screenshot or something please. xxx
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LynneHuy Premium
I've just had a look and I can't find anything there, sorry! I must have been mistaken.

But I did find this Quora answer for you, it seems you can contact their support and ask them for help?

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-change-my-business-Pinterest-account-back-to-a-personal-account
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Chezbrown Premium
You are welcome Lynne, thank you. xxx
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sinwm Premium
Thanks, Lynne. Much appreciated.
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lorac4000 Premium
I'm slowly learning my way around Pinterest and learning to pin my posts. It said some where about adding the Pinterest button to my web bar so I can pin internet pages and share them easily but not sure how?
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Rbobejr1960 Premium
If your using Google chrome do a search in the app store and look for pin it. You can pin from your browser once you have set it up
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lorac4000 Premium
I have windows 10 and explorer
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lorac4000 Premium
Thanks so much
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Rbobejr1960 Premium
I meant chrome the web browser a free service if you have it or get it in the Google app store you can get and use the app called pin it
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lorac4000 Premium
ok thank you :)
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celiacman Premium
Thank You

This is very helpful when opening a business account on pin interest to get started

Jeff
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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lorac4000 Premium
Love videos your making, keep it coming thanks
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx, Lynne.
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Paul1916 Premium
Thanks Lynn, much appreciated!
Wasn't sure how it was done but your video explains it really well,
Thanks again!
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LynneHuy Premium
I am happy to help Paul :)
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