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July 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm #120447Vyeruska
Hello, I want to remove the “verification token” from an email account added in my google search site. I checked the header.php in the Theme, but there is no meta tags from google, how can I find it?
Thanks.July 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm #120450TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
How did you add the tag? Maybe using GP Hooks in the wp_head area?July 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm #120457Vyeruska
Hi Tom, I’ve never added a meta tag in my site. And I’ve never edited the theme. Google Search Site sending me an email and told me that I added a new owner. But i never did that. Although the other email account added is mine, I don’t want this email appear like an owner.
So in Webmaster Central (from google) said that I can remove it, first unverified that email removing the Meta tag from my site.July 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm #120458Vyeruska
Also, there is a plugin from my hosting provider (GoDaddy) that I used long ago to verified my ownership. But I haven’t changed anything from that plugin.July 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm #120542TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
If you never added anything to the theme, then there’s nothing to remove from it.
You may have to check the plugin settings to see if there’s a way you can remove ownership – it must have been done via plugin or a file on your server if you didn’t add anything to the theme.July 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm #121325Vyeruska
I contacted “Webmaster Central Help Forum” (google), and they told me that I have duplicated 2 codes and theres is the meta tag tha I want to remove. They said that I must go to the html view and remove the duplicate code and the wrong code. But I don’t know how to do it. I checked all the theme editor but I can’t see this codes. Can you help me with this problem?
“From the source code of the home page:”
76: < meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”rJeXQXBV04NTOJM8Eqma5IY4XDd5sYY9Ih0o0NXqvc0″ />
79: < meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”rJeXQXBV04NTOJM8Eqma5IY4XDd5sYY9Ih0o0NXqvc0″ />
< meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”qk9cEbhHPTcDZUpj1hkGWrL2ySgXiUnG-mMd1to-jow” />
Thanks 😀July 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm #121414TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Did you add any of these codes?
If you’re using GP, did you use GP Hooks to add one to the wp_head hook?
Are you using any plugins that may add the code? WordPress SEO by Yoast etc..?July 16, 2015 at 11:18 pm #121703Vyeruska
Oh yes, I used a WP SEO by Yoast, but I deleted after this problem. Accidentally I verified my google account when I was signed in another email. So the process said that the email is not correct or something like that. Then I log out from the incorrect email, and signed on the email linked with my google account. And I never notice a problem. The next day in my email (linked to google services like Adsense) I received a notification of them telling me that a new owner was added to my website.July 17, 2015 at 10:47 am #121835TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Hmm, I’m not too sure what’s going on then.
Is there an easy way to force remove verification and then re-add the correct email?July 19, 2015 at 8:15 pm #122241Vyeruska
I don’t know any easyway to do that. The incorrect meta tag is on the line #79 of my website, but I can’t see an editor HTML like in other sites, e.g. in Blogger. 🙁July 19, 2015 at 11:21 pm #122274TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
If you didn’t add it to the HTML yourself, then it’s being added by a function.
Try changing themes – is it still there? If so, a plugin is probably adding it.
Try deactivating your plugins one by one until it disappears as well.October 13, 2016 at 4:59 am #234955Michaelrobbert
Nice, this helped me a lot!October 13, 2016 at 9:14 am #235036TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
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