It does not happen immediately. Sometimes you need to wait a couple of hours. (I think it states that there too) How long did you wait before making that last post? Go back to Search Console and click "Verify" again.I can't get the verify to work even after uploading a html file to the c panel. so frustrating.
It's been a long time since I used the Original plugin and its themes but I'm sure I remember there was somewhere in the settings to add scripts to the header. It was "WP-Admin >Customize >Header" or something. Check again. (NOTE: This is the "Customize" link added by the Alidropship plugin, NOT the normal "WP-Admin>Appearance>Customize")Anyone know where I go in the Raphael theme to do this?
That was a "last resort". It's a good idea to install as few plugins as possible for performance reasons. Are you sure that Customize>Header section is not there? Thinking more of it now, ALL the Original plugin themes had it. There was a"Header" section for scripts and another "Head" section for uploading the logo etc. I find it hard to believe it's not still there.I installed the plugin you suggested