How to upload google html verification file to wordpress website

How to upload google html verification file to wordpress website

The process of uploading google verification file to your wordpress blog or website is easy but if you are new to wordpress it might to be difficult that is why we have put together this post how to upload google html verification file to wordpress website.

When you are registering for google search console which is google webmaster tools, google required ownership verification which means you have to verify that you are the right owner of the website or blog.
This process doesn’t take much time to have it done if you know the right thing to do.

Google give five options to verify your .

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Option 1: Downloading their Html file and upload it to your server.
Option 2: HTML tag
Option 3: Domain name provider
Option 4: Google Analytic
Option 5: Google Tag manager

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Among the above options google itself recommended using the first option which is uploading the file to you website root. We notice that the recommended option is the most difficult one among, and for the sake of newly wordpress users that is why we put together this article how to upload a google Html verification file to your wordpress site to help you archive that successfully.

On this post we are going to look only on the recommended option of google which is how to upload google webmaster tools html verification to wordpress site

google search console download html

Step 1: Click on the download link to download the file to your computer. if you have not register for google webmaster tool then Register now

Step 2: Login to your Cpanel and locate file manager and click file manager, your Cpanel is located on your host, all you should do is login to your host and click on manage hosting, it will take you to your Cpanel where you could login and look for file manager.

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Step 3: When click on file manager there will be a popup asking you to select  a file you would like to open, at this point select “Web Root (public_html/www)” then click ‘GO’ and you will be able to see all your wordpress website or blog files.

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below is the popup that you will see after clicking file manager, just follow as shown on the photo below

cpanel manage photo


Step 4: Look at the top of the screen you will see upload option; click on the upload.

cpanel manager file uploading


Step 5: Click on the choose file and select the google file you previously download; double click the google fine to upload it.a2hosting file uploading process

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upload it and leave it for some second till you see uploaded successfully at the right hand side bottom. when it shows successfully uploaded then click the “← Go Back” and you will find your google file among your files just as shown on this photo.

file upload to a2hosting


If uploaded successfully the file will show up just as the photo below



Step 6: Go back to your google search console and click verify. That all my friend, congratulation.

google search console verify

If follow the steps above carefully you will successfully have your google html file uploaded but if you are still having problem uploading your google search console ‘webmaster tools’ then use the comment box below to drop your issue, we will try to reply with immediate solution.

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  1. Thanks, you are an hero, i follow the steps you shown here and it work smoothly. I prefer this method than just put the tag on my wordpress header, i am still playing around my cpanrl because i never knew i can do many things on it. Just want to say thanks informationhood.

    1. You are welcome dear.

  2. It works, thanks.

  3. Finally someone that was super good at explaining this to me!!!

    Thank you!

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