Add Google Webmaster Verification in Octopress

Google Webmaster verification

I deployed my blog on github. So I can’t use DNS verification. I used HTML verification. It require you to put a specific html file on your root directory.

How to add the file in Octopress

I tried to place the file in /public folder every time before I run rake deploy to deploy my blog. This method is too much trouble and sometime I will forget to do it.

To solve this problem, go to _config.yml file in Octopress.

Add this line:

include: ["googlexxxxxx.html"]

And place the googlexxxxxx.html file under source directory.

You can try to remove the whole public directory and run rake generate. You will see the google html file is also inside.