I’m an idiot, so this took some time to solve for myself. Because I had to figure it out (with some help from my good friend Moon), I thought I’d share how to get Brave Publisher verified through WordPress. If you’re excited about Brave’s attention-based platform — which utilizes Basic Attention Token and Uphold’s payment platform, you may want to sign up as a verified publisher. This will allow you to accept payments of Basic Attention Token (BAT). If you haven’t noticed, robek.world is now an official Brave Publisher.
If you’re unfamiliar with Brave’s advertising model, here’s the quick rundown. Brave user’s add BAT to their browser’s wallet. Instead of dealing with advertising, users reward sites they visit often and for large periods of time with BAT. The idea is to build a new web, free from the evil grasps of advertising revenue.
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Once a user enables Brave Payments, the Brave browser automatically and anonymously keeps track of the publisher sites…brave.com
Meat and Potatoes
Perhaps you’ve made it here because you have a WordPress site and Brave has detected it. In the instructions they ask you to install Well-Known URIs plugin. They don’t tell you how to get it working or what to put in specific fields. Fear not, because here’s what you need.
Step 1: Install well-known-URIs plugin. You can search the plugin database or manually install.
Step 2: Click settings -> well-known uris -> and enter below into the fields
Field 1: brave-payments-verification.txt
Field 3: Paste your verification code. It should begin with “brave-ledger-verification=[your_provided_code]
Step 3: Click save.
That’s literally it. If your site isn’t WordPress, they just send you a file to upload to your server.
Next we’ll figure out how to make the web work for all of us.
Also published on Medium.