How to Verify your Pinterest Account WITHOUT a WordPress Plugin

For this post I have created a step by step guide to help you very your Pinterest account WITHOUT a WordPress Plugin!  I am currently on a Premium WordPress plan… aka NO plugins.  It just so happens that every post I initially read regarding Pinterest account verification recommended the Yoast SEO plugin.  I have nothing against the suggested plugin… I actually use it to manage the blog posts for my day job and love it. But for my personal blog I am working to a tight budget so it’s no upgrades / plugin zone for now.

Maybe I just ain’t too tech savvy, but working Yoast free to successfully verify my Pinterest account was a total nightmare.So if you are like me and on the financial up and up slower than a tortoise with a concrete shell … then you might just need this article…Believe it or not you actually don’t NEED a WordPress plug-in to verify your Pinterest account ...

Before we get into the good stuff…I am writing this post on the premise that you have already created a business Pinterest account.  If this is not the case you will first need to convert your accountIf you don’t have your Pinterest verification code ready please follow these instructions and come back after for the second half of the process!

Check out the screens and instructions below to verify your Pinterest account without upgrading to a business plan or investing in plugins!

Verify your Pinterest Account WITHOUT a WordPress Plugin

Step 1.

Go to your WordPress dashboard.Verify your Pinterest Account

Step 2. 

Click on “WP Admin.”Verify your Pinterest Account

Step 3.

Select “Tools”


Step 4.

Select “Available Tools.”


Step 5.  Once the page has loaded, scroll down to find a series of spaces to insert relevant links. Insert your verification code into the Pinterest box!


Click “save changes” and head back over to the Pinterest screen in which you retrieved your verification code and click “Submit.”

Hey presto!!


You should receive an email from Pinterest to confirm that this process has worked! 

If you liked this post please like, share and comment 🙂 Also if you are a Pinterest addict like me check out my profile!
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  1. WhyToStop

    June 28, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Nice post with useful information 😊

    1. Rachael Hope

      June 28, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Thank you 🙂 maybe this wasn’t as difficult for others to get their head around but if I can save anyone some time I’m happy!

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  3. Bola

    May 6, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this, there are very few posts out there that show you how to claim your Pinterest account without the Yoast SEO plugin so thanks again for this!

    1. rachaelhope90

      May 7, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      I’m so glad you found this helpful!! I found the same thing so when I finally worked out how to do it I wanted to share. Thanks so much for commenting 🙂

  4. Colin

    June 14, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for this – fantastic help!

    1. rachaelhope90

      June 14, 2020 at 10:54 am

      I’m so glad this helped! I remember being stumped back when I didn’t have Plugins, and couldn’t find the process anywhere!!

  5. Hanna

    November 15, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Thank you for this Information – very helpful!

    1. Rachael Hope

      February 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks for commenting Hanna! Super glad it helped you 🙂

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    1. Rachael Hope

      February 13, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks for linking to me 🙂 Super glad my post helped!!

  7. Jenna Breunig

    December 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that your post has been featured here!
    Before I saw your post, I thought I would need to buy a premium plan to access a plugin. Thank you for showing me that it isn’t necessary. This is so helpful.

    1. Rachael Hope

      February 13, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      Awesome!! Thanks for crediting me 🙂 Glad the post was useful!!

  8. Rose

    February 2, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Thank you! It was very helpful.

    1. Rachael Hope

      February 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you!! Super glad it helped 🙂

  9. Robert

    April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Is that for a self hosted WordPress blog? Because on I could not follow the steps.

    1. Rachael Hope

      January 3, 2022 at 11:32 am

      Hey Robert! This is for WordPress premium not self-hosted 🙂

  10. Dania

    October 4, 2021 at 11:51 am

    You are a life saver thank you <3

  11. Stefanie

    March 12, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Tank you that was SO helpful!

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