Pinterest Verification Added to Webmaster Tools

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Pinterest Verification Lots of you have been asking about website verification for Pinterest — the process that tells Pinterest that you own the website listed in your profile. Once your site is verified, your blog’s URL appears on your profile and in search results alongside the nifty little “Verified!” checkmark.

We’ve now added Pinterest to the list of webmaster tools we support. Verifying your blog with Pinterest is as easy as cutting and pasting a single line of code and hitting “save.”

(There I am, all verified. Don’t I look like a power user?)

If the idea of having to deal with code makes your nervous, don’t worry; our simple instructions tell you exactly what to put where. In less than a minute, you can have a checkmark of your very own, letting your followers know that you’re a trusted source of finding awesome stuff on the internet.

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December 10, 2012 · 12:47 pm

Embedding Images from Instagram

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We know many of you document and share your experiences with Instagram, so we’re excited to announce that you can now embed images from Instagram on your blog.

As with other embeds, it’s quite easy. First, copy the image’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the image:

Then, while you are editing a post or page, simply paste the URL on its own line:

http://instagram.com/p/QI9cbtAdvW/

So for example, this text and URL:

will display this on your blog:

The URL automatically embeds the largest size of the image that fits into the content area. Alternatively, you can control the size of an image using shortcode. For example:

A few days to catch my breath. Finally.

A post shared by cheri lucas rowlands (@cherilucasrowlands) on

embeds this image instead:

An image is automatically linked to the URL of its original Instagram page, so when readers click the image on your blog, they are taken to its full-size version.

It’s another quick and easy way to…

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Make Your Band’s Site Sing

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Hey musicians! We just launched WordPress.com/music with two new features to help you rock the web: playlists and upcoming events.

We know that you need specific features to create a killer experience on your band’s site. You need a calendar so fans can keep track of your gigs, an easy way to embed your music, and lots of social media options to share the love. Oh, and all this on a tight budget? Check, 1-2-3.

WordPress.com has a symphony of tools you can use to keep fans in the loop and share music with them, the media, labels, and venues.

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