How to put a Pinterest “Pin It” Button on a WordPress Site
Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media sites in the World. It’s user base has been growing at an incredible rate over the past few months and all signs point to that growth continuing. What makes Pinterest unique from all of the other traditional social media sites is that it’s an online pinboard. It’s a site that allows you to organize all of the cool things that you find online in one place and share them with your friends.
Pinterest has potential to become the most traffic heavy social media site within the next 2 years. That’s right, we’re saying it very well could over take the giants and become THE site that people go to when the go online. If you own a website, more specifically a WordPress site, then you’ll definitely want to take advantage of Pinterest’s rapidly growing popularity by having a “Pin It” button on every important page/post of your WP site. In this UploadWP.com tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add a “Pin It” button to your WordPress site with a free Pinterest plugin.
Installing the Pinterest “Pin It” Button
In our opinion, the best Free WordPress plugin for Pinterest is called, Pinterest “Pin It” Button. The plugin is easy to install, easy to configure and easy to add a Pinterest “Pin It” Button to every Page and/or Post of your WordPress site. Here’s how to install the Pinterest “Pin It” Button…
Step 1: In your WordPress admin go to Plugins > Add New > search for: Pinterest “Pin It” Button > install and activate the plugin.
Step 2: Now that the Pinterest “Pin It” Button plugin is installed, the next step is to configure the settings. On the left sidebar of your WP admin click on the Pin It Button settings > select the Button Style > Button Visibility (we recommend selecting Blog Home Page, Front Page, Individual Posts and WordPress Static Pages) > Button Placement is next and we recommend selecting both Above Content and Below Content.
Step 3: There’s an option for Advance Styling and CSS… You should choose to use this option if you have other buttons such as Google Plus on each page of your WP site. You should use the Advanced Styling and CSS box to format the “Pin It” button so that there is a space between it and you’re other social bookmarking buttons. We’ve pasted the exact CSS to use below the tutorial video. Simply copy and paste the CSS code into the Advanced Styling and CSS box > click Save Settings and you’re good to go.
The end result is that you’ll now have a Pinterest Pin It Button on every important page of your WordPress site. This matters because your site users that are active on Pinterest will have the ability of adding your Posts / Pages to their collection of favorite things on the Internet. Overtime this will potentially lead to more site traffic and higher page rank.
Below is the is the CSS code for the Advanced Styling and CSS box…