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.

Thesis WordPress Theme Review – Why We Use It

Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support CommunityThesis is THE Theme we use here and in every single blog I start or Joint Venture on and one of only two themes that I recommend serious bloggers and businesses that blog use.

Almost every blog I comment on that belongs to my favorite bloggers uses Thesis. It is the first theme I recommend to small businesses and clients and there is only one other theme I even suggest they consider: the Genesis Framework.


Thesis and Genesis are different.  I prefer Thesis for my blogs and believe you might want to consider Genesis for a more product oriented blog.

We Recommend Serious Bloggers and Businesses Use ONLY
Either Thesis Or StudioPress Genesis for their blogs.

If you want to know more about Genesis or to compare the Genesis Framework to Thesis use these links:

Both of these themes are on my AAA Recommended Brands list that is linked from the top of the center column on every page of this blog and they are the only two I would seriously recommend anyone consider.

Why I NEVER Recommend Using Free WordPress Themes:

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GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin aka GASP Missing Checkbox After Upgrading WordPress: FIX

There have been reports so far from two bloggers involving three blogs that after upgrading to WordPress 3.3.1 the checkbox for the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin (G.A.S.P.) goes missing.

Blogs affected so far are all using the FREE version –
not CommentLuv Premium.

Ileane @BasicBlogTips Recommendation of GASP

Ileane @BasicBlogTips Recommends GASP Click Image to Read

Bloggers using CommentLuv Premium who have upgraded to WordPress 3.3.1 including Donna Fontenot’s (@DonnaFontenot) ebusiness coaching blog and Ron Cripps’ (@AffiliateXFiles) MakeItYourRing do NOT have the problem.

Kristi Hines (@Kikolani) – a wonderful person who supports other bloggers and wrote the Ultimate Blog Post Promotion Guide, dropped everything and upgraded a blog using the free version to 3.3.1 to test for issues.

The GASP checkbox was still visible, so the good news is there
is not a major problem with upgrading to WordPress 3.3.1.

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CommentLuv Premium Plugin: Reviews, Benefits, Where to Get It and WHY You Want It

Buying CommentLuv Premium is still very affordable.
Click the banner below to see single site, multi-site and developer prices.

Click this banner to find out more and see the latest prices. This IS my affiliate link.

The much awaited day when anyone can buy their own copy of the 8-in-1 WordPress plugin CommentLuv Premium has finally arrived. If you don’t know why there has been so much buzz about it – or why you want to snap it up while it is on sale for the lowest price it will ever be available for again – check out these previous posts: [Read more…]

Spammer Alert: ~ Any Insights Into What They Use? How to Block Them?

Every single day for months now, spams GrowMap and every day I delete every one of their comments.  That site hasn’t published a new post since February 15, 2010 but they spam this and probably many other blogs almost every day.

Do they have a perpetual spam comment machine?

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