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I just launched my new website today and it was so helpful when I found yours last week to add the last few finishing touches based on your recommendations. Thanks for all the effort it took putting your posts together. I really enjoy your writing=)Reply
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Both for this post and many others. I plan to start using the pin it buttons on my blog and you made the options so easy to understand. I like that you included the block plug in. I would add there is a code you can add to pictures that allow you to block individual pictures, while its more work its good to know if you only want to block a handful of images across your blog.Reply
Do you know if using both the pin it plugin and the block together will work? I’d like to block family pictures (specific posts) but add a pin it to other stuff. Thanks!Reply
Hmm…I don’t know, since I haven’t tried it. The best thing to do would be to just try loading both plugins and seeing if there’s a conflict. I know that for Pin Button Attraction, you can choose which photos to include the Pin It button on. It doesn’t necessarily block people from pinning the others, but since there’s a Pin It button on some photos and not others, they’d be more likely to only pin the ones with the Pin It button on them. Hope this helps!Reply
Good set of tools, Jeni. Nice job, thanks. Also, I would also like all the pinterest users here to check out this free tool for Pinterest called Pinwoot (http://pinwoot.com) – me & my friend, Victor built this for ourselves and recently, opened up for everyone. Hope you will find it useful too. 🙂Reply
Thanks so much for the great insight!
I just wanted to pass along another tool called Tint. It lets you display any Pinterest account pins or any Pinterest board pins to your likening. You can totally curate to your preference and then embed it into your website. It took me about 5 minutes to create and integrate into my site with no technical expertise needed. They have infinite scroll and multiple themes to choose from too!
Feel free to check it out here: tintup.com/blog/the-best-pinterest-for-a-business-widget/
#1 and #6 could not both work on my site. The button (#1 in the post) was picking up the images in the widget (#6 in the post) and giving my blog credit as the source for the image in the Widget (not my image.) I removed the widget. I left #1 on (Pinterest “Pin It” Button) and also # 7, Pinterest Block.Reply
Thanks for the post. Even though you threw this up in September, it still comes up in google when you search 2013, so I wanted to share a Pinterest plugin that we developed and released:
It allows you to open your pins in a lightbox on your wordpress site, and the support is great (we are insane about ensuring our stuff is the best around).
Hi there! In your intro, your post mentions a WordPress plug-in for scheduling pins on Pinterest, but then I didn’t see that featured among the plugins you recommend here. Is there another post on your site about scheduling pins that you can direct me to? Thanks!!Reply
Thanks, Jeni! I’ve heard of ViralTag and will check it out.Reply
Does this work for WordPress.org or .com? I’ve tried to follow the instructions and cannot figure out how to add this plug in. my website is http://www.limetreeco.wordpress.com.Reply
The Pin Button Attraction plugin look awesome! I’ve been looking for something just like that for one of my wordpress blogs. cheers! 🙂Reply
Thanks for sharing these. I am struggling to get my Pinterest following up. Am really excited about the Pinboard Widget!Reply
Great article. I appreciate the examples too. I also like to mention http://www.pixteller.com – you may easy create images to pinReply
Hi Jeni! Just in response to the first comment on this post, you can add nopin=”true” for any image within a post that you don’t want pinned. I use it for my sign off which is an image 🙂Reply
You might check out CoSchedule, as they have a whole suite of tools for automating your social media posting. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they include Pinterest at this time; I did a brief search and while there are a few options out there, nothing looks promising. Something for the development community to work on, for sure!Reply
Thank you for your great list. Yes, I do know another super-awesome plugin: our own 😀
Background: We’ve built a 100% free, innovative, so-easy-that-my-granny-can-use-it-plugin which allows bloggers to add social & share icons to their blogs (incl. Pinterest, but many others too), give them counts, add pop-ups and many other features. Please have a look: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/
Please check it out. Any feedback welcome 🙂Reply
I have a question for ya because I can’t seem to find the answer. I’ve seen a blog[The Pin Junkie] that has pin images in the sidebar with pin-it buttons with them. It’s awesome! And I want to do a few for some of my favorite posts that I think need a little more UMPH to get them out there. Do you know what plug-in this is?! Thank you so much!Reply
Annnnddddd I found it on another one of your posts! Disregard last comment 😉 Thanks!Reply
Thank you for posting these! I’m a Pinterest addict and hadn’t heard of all of these yet. I can suggest one that I use which I really like though, which is the JQuery Pin It Button for Images. I recently wrote a quick post on how to use it but it’s super easy and lets you put pin it buttons directly on the images, and has some cool customization options.Reply
Thank you so much Jeni for taking the time to create such a brilliant resource. QUICK QUESTION to you or anyone else who may know: 1) I would like the option to have the ALT TEXT on “pinned” images as the description instead of the article name / website?; 2) which one plays “nicest” on mobile (which is what most of my prospective clients use these days); 3) which of the popular Pinterest plugins is built efficiently so it does not take up too many resources and slow loading speeds for the end user. Thank you so much everyone since I’d like to make a decision soon and this is important to me to get it right from the outset.Reply
Yes, Zaffira – that’s probably the jQuery Pin It Button for Images.Reply
OMG!! I wish I found you when I first began blogging… You would have saved me hours of extra work and many headaches. I just love your tips. They are so useful. I am so glad I found you!Reply
Glad you’re finding it helpful, Katie! So glad you’ve decided to join us. 🙂Reply
Hello, great post!! I just started my blog and I have been having trouble with Pinterest. When I pin an image it doesn’t go into the right category. When it shows similar pins they have nothing to do with what I am pinning. It is in a category of what the picture is but not the context. I don’t know what I am doing wrong!!?? Anyone have any tips??Reply
Hi Rheona, sorry I’m just now seeing this! You may have already worked out a solution to your problem, but probably you need to do a good job of naming your Pinterest pin boards so Pinterest can make better guesses about what other content is related to the things you’re pinning. Hope this helps point you in the right direction!Reply
so currently i use Yoast SEO bc i thought it gave me better seo performance. However when I used the regular SEO pluggin I was able to have almost “hidden” images on my page that would appear when someone hit my pin it button. I loved this little tool because I was able to have 3-4 imgs set up that I’d like used for pinterest, but they wouldn’t all be on the actual post. So my question is, is there a way for me to do the same thing with yoast? or another pinterest pluggin. Ive been racking my brain trying to figure out how to do it through yoast.. but Ive had no luckReply
If most of your traffic comes for Pinterest, then I would choose a plugin that allows you to do what you want FIRST with Pinterest, and make SEO a secondary thing. Yoast might not be what you need. Focusing on SEO can be good for the long term, but Pinterest can give you quick traffic you need NOW. Hope this helps!Reply
Gonna try this plugins to my blog then tell you my experience with it 🙂
Keep up the good work Jeni.Reply
Very interesting and detailed article on the subject.
my site is only five months old and I got most of my traffic from google and second from pinterest.
Little bit traffic from other social channels. So today I thought I should learn more about pinterest and I got this article, which is really good one!!Reply
OMG!! I wish I found you when I first began blogging… You would have saved me hours of extra work and many headaches. nâng mũi s lineReply
Great tips, I love this Pin Button Attraction plugin! The only thing I can’t find a way to do is to alter the alt tag for the pin it button, but this doesn’t make it less great than it it.Reply
Hi Liz, to get any text you want to show up in the pin description, you add it as the “alt text” for that image on your site. That way, when someone pins straight from the browser, it shows up automatically in the pin description. Hope this helps!Reply
Thank Jeni , I ‘ve added a feature of wordpress. hank you for that useful post.Reply
Thanks for the rundown! For bloggers who haven’t tried any of these yet, let me say that I used a few here and there and it totally changed the way my site was getting found on Pinterest since I was able to pin everything easily. Got a huge traffic jump from Pinterest and it’s made a big difference, so if you’re looking for the right plugin, it’s worth trying over and over until you find the right one. Good luck!Reply
Thanks for this nice article. I just wanted to pass along one wp plugin- microblog poster. I use it to autopublish to my Pinterest. Great wp plugin!Reply
Its not a wordpress plugin, but if you’re looking for an automation tool for Pinterest, I know just the right thing… http://PinPinterest.com
I’m using it for more than 6 months now and it does not stop surprising me even now 🙂 PinPinterest is an easy to setup, free to use, cloud based and mobile device optimised tool. The Pin Scheduler lets you schedule as many pins as you want to.
The best part about PinPinterest is its intelligent algorithms, which make sure that only pins relevant to your business are pinned, so that your account is never a mess 🙂
Amazing List, we’ve got another one to give some more value to this list. Please consider adding it to the list.
Pinterest Feed – https://wordpress.org/plugins/weblizar-pinterest-feeds/
With some amazing features and options, this plugin is already being loved by many.Reply
This is a great post, I’ve been looking for ways to add some more Pinterest love to my blog.Reply
Hi Jeni, I am really interested in the Pin Button Attraction Plugin. The link you referred sent us to for this plugin seems weird to me though… At the very bottom it has A LOT of Viagra advertisement!!! And: It says I have to pay $19.97 Membership-fee. What does that mean?!? Per Year? Per Month? Per…?!? It never says anywhere! Can you help please? Thanks so much! SusanneReply
Thank you so much for this informative post! I was looking for Pinterest posts on the Internet and stumbled upon your
useful post on the same. I will definitely use one of these plugins for my wordpress blog. Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful tips! Thank you!!Reply
Thank you so much for this. Plugins confuse me as a new blogger so this is so helpful!!!Reply
This isn’t a plugin, but recently I saw somewhere that you could use nopin=”nopin” in your image code and it would prevent that picture from being chosen as an option to pin. I haven’t tried it, but I thought it sounded pretty cool. I always love to hear what other bloggers use plugin-wise, so thanks for this!!Reply