Then I copy and paste the meta tag code just like Bing provided into the WordPress admin dashboard, under Tools > Marketing > Site Verification Services ::
I click “Save Settings” to get that meta tag in the Bing field like I’m supposed to. Then I go back over to Bing, and I click “VERIFY”:
You know what happens next? I got this error message, tag not found:
I go back and forth, check the accuracy, troubleshooting, go searching on the internet for answers.
Why Bing Webmaster didn’t verify my wordpress site and find my meta tag
Turns out there’s some kind of caching or data propagation on the cloud of internet servers.
I didn’t make any additional changes on WordPress. When I went back to Bing Webmaster and clicked on the Verify & Try Again button, the site got verified. For the record, I went back 7 minutes later, after adding the verification meta tag into the WordPress admin dashboard.
There probably isn’t a standard time for how fast or how slow your website cache gets cleared or updated, so I’d suggest taking a short walk outside and come back to your computer. Your site will get verified soon enough.