How to Add Analytics or Verification Codes to WP Blogs Genesis Themes

Where you add header code

Where you add header code in Genesis for analytics or to verify your site

When you join a blogging community or a blogger outreach site like Guest Crew, you are often asked to verify your site by adding code to the header. This post explains where to put that code if you use Genesis. The same place is also where you put analytics code for Google Analytics or any other analytics program. Here’s how:

  1. Log into WordPress
  2. In your dashboard point at Genesis and click on Theme settings
  3. Scroll down to Header and Footer Scripts
  4. Paste the code in the box. If you already have analytics code in there, paste the new code after (outside of) the existing code. Do NOT paste it before </script>
  5. IMPORTANT: Click save settings. (If you don’t click save settings your changes won’t be  made.)

Be very careful editing any code because you can break your site!

Here’s what the code looks like:

Example of 2 different verification codes

Example of two verification codes (one for Google and one for Guest Crew)

Be very careful editing any code because you can break your site!

If you already have anything in that box it is a good idea to copy and paste it somewhere you can save it – just in case you want to put it back the way it was. If you need assistance contact me via Skype, Twitter, by leaving a comment or using the additional information in the contact tab on this blog. Go to the contact tab or click this link.

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Gail Gardner

Small Businsss Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.