How to add a Pinterest button to my blog

How to add a Pinterest button to my blog

The Pinterest button is, as with any other social network, an essential tool to facilitate the task of sharing content with your followers. In this case, clicking on one of these buttons causes the content to be published directly on one of the user’s boards in…

The Pinterest button is, as in any other social network, an essential tool to facilitate the task of sharing content with your followers. In this case, clicking on one of these buttons causes the content to be published directly on one of the user’s boards on this platform, amplifying the potential reach of such content, whether it’s a photo, a recipe, or a post of any kind.

In this post, we will give you some pointers on how to add the Pinterest button to a blog. Still, it’s worth noting that although we use the term ‘pin it,’ it has now lost a little bit of meaning. Since October 2017, Pinterest buttons no longer display the classic ‘Pin it’ but a generic ‘Save,’ which helps a more significant number of people know the actual effect of clicking on that button. It seems that not everyone understood what ‘Pin it’d meant!

How to add a Pinterest button to my blog

1 How to add the Pinterest button to your blog depending on your platform

Before we get started, we advise you to arm yourself with patience. Like everything that has to do with web design or the integration of third-party applications, putting the Pinterest button on your website will likely require the classic trial-and-error steps… and this second part will be repeated more times than desired.

In addition, you may also need some basic knowledge of HTML or even JavaScript. But the result will surely be worth it.

a. WordPress.com

It’s no mystery: to allow your visitors to share your content via a Pinterest button, you’ll need to enable it in the default sharing options.

On your Desktop, the path is: Settings>Share. And in the Sharing Buttons section, you’ll need to drag the Pinterest service from Available Services to Enabled Services.

b. WordPress.org

It’s not complicated either: Go to the Plugins>Add New section on your Desktop and search for the appropriate plugin. You can choose the official version, which will appear under the ‘Pinterest Hover Pin It Button.’

But you also can install other unofficial plugins that, in any case, work better than satisfactory, such as AddThis. There are many others in the WordPress.org plugin directory, so you can read the opinions of other users before deciding on one.

c. Blogger

The other giant of the blogging world doesn’t make it difficult either, far from it. You have to go to the Design section. After that, in the Blog Posts section, click on Edit. Next, check the Pinterest box under the Show share buttons. And don’t forget to save the changes.

How to add a Pinterest button to my blog

d. Tumblr

On this famous platform, things get a bit more complicated, as it will be mandatory to add a line of JavaScript and then edit the HTML code. On this Help. On the Pinterest page, you can learn the exact text to add to your code in more detail.

e. Wix.com

With this popular web authoring tool, adding the button is very easy. It’s five steps:

Click on Add (+)
Click on Social
Click on Save from Pinterest
Drag the button to the area of your page where you want it to appear.
Save

2 Types of Pinterest buttons for photos

If we focus only on buttons for ‘pinning’ photos, there are two major types of Pinterest Save buttons.

The first and more discreet one is the floating image, which appears when the cursor is placed over a specific image. It prevents the overall look of the page from becoming too cluttered, although it may happen that the visitor does not know that he has the option to ‘pin’ the photo.
On the other hand, there are the fixed buttons, that is to say, those that always appear over the image, ‘stealing’ a little space but giving the impression from the very first moment that the user has the option to save it on their dashboard. Within these buttons, you can configure a button to appear on all the images of your blog, or you can create a specific button for each photo. And the latter costs more, logically. You can edit particular details such as the size or shape from the Pinterest Widget Builder.

How to add a Pinterest button to my blog

3 How to put the Pinterest button in your Internet browser?

Now that you know how to put the Pinterest button on your blog, it might be interesting for you to understand how to place an equivalent button on your browser so that you can feed your Pinterest boards even with that content that does not offer you the option to ‘pin’ it with a button mentioned above. Undoubtedly very practical if you like to renew your professional boards in this social network constantly.

The Pinterest button will appear in your browser by adding the corresponding plugin. On this support page of this social network, you will find explanations and links to do it, depending on the browser you use.

And you… do you like Pinterest? We at Hello! Creatividad, the truth is that we are very fans of this social network, and we use it more and more; remember that we would love you to follow us on our Pinterest account; it will be a pleasure to see you there!

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