Pinterest is one of the newcomers in the world of Social Networking sites. Pinterest is an exciting new virtual pinboard that allows you to “Pin” your items of interest.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
In this article I am going to outline some of the very useful Pinterest WordPress plugin that you can download and integrate into your website.
Pinterest “Pin It” Button
Add a Pinterest “Pin It” Button to your site to let your visitors easily pin your awesome content!
Pinterest “Pin It” Button Features:
- Specify image to pin on each post or…
- Let the reader select an image from a popup
- Show horizontal, vertical or no pin count
- Show or hide the button on any post, page or category
- Add custom CSS to align with other sharing buttons
- Sidebar widget and shortcode included
Pin It On Pinterest
Pin It On Pinterest places a Pin It button at the end of your posts, and allows you to predetermine what gets “Pinned” at Pinterest.
Pin It On Pinterest places a “Pin It” button at the end of your posts, and allows you to predetermine what gets “Pinned” at Pinterest.
Pinterest RSS Widget
A widget to display thumbnails and titles of the latest Pinterest Pins from a specific user via their Pinterest RSS feed.
This plugin allows you to place a widget on your sidebar that fetches the most recent contents of a Pinterest user’s RSS feed and displays the corresponding thumbnail images. You can choose whether to show the description below the image, and you can set the height and width of the thumbnails to fit your theme. You also have the option of showing 4 different sizes of the official “Follow Me On Pinterest” button below the list of your pins.
You can also use this plugin from your theme templates, to display images lists anywhere else on your blog and you can easily give them a fixed size or a maximum size with CSS styling.
Pretty Pinterest Pins
A plugin to show off images, captions, and links from your latest Pinterest activity.
This plugin allows you to display thumbnails and links to yours (or anyone’s!) latest Pins from Pinterest in your sidebar. It is styled after Pinterest and offers a clean and modern look to show off your pins.
This widget is fully customizable, you can:
- pull the latest pins from any Pinterest user
- display only pins from specific boards
- choose the number of pins to display
- show or hide the image captions
- display a “Follow me on Pinterest” button under your pins
- Clean and Modern Look (like Pinterest)
- Looks great on light and dark backgrounds
- Captions scale and look nice with long or short text
- Semantic HTML
- Easy to Install: Simply add a Pinterest username and you’re good to go!
Pinterest Pin It Button For Images
Add a “Pin It” button over your images, so users can add it to Pinterest easily.
Don’t like the “Pin It” button underneath your post? Want to be able to add images directly to Pinterest by just clicking on the image? Your problems are over!
Have the user just hover the mouse over the image they want to pin and watch your visits grow!
The description goes automatically as the name of the post, and so does the link of the post.
Just enable the plugin. The optimal configurations are set, but if you wish, we have a little panel under “Settings > Pinterest Pin It”
Pinterest Pinboard Widget
A simple must-have widget for the Pinterest addict! Displays thumbnails of your latest Pinterest pins on your website.
This plugin adds a Pinterest widget much like the pinboards on Pinterest. It uses the original thumbnails from Pinterest itself. The plugin aims to have the same look and feel as the pinboords on Pinterest. To improve your site’s performance, the pins are cached every 15 minutes.
Show the Pinterest “Pin It” button on top of your images, only when people move their mouse over the image.
This plugin doesn’t display the Pinterest “Pin It” button underneath your blog post like a few other plugins out there. Instead it shows the “Pin It” button on top of the image itself, when your readers move their mouse over the image. This makes it easier for your readers to select exactly which image they want to pin.
The plugin also sends your image alt text to Pinterest as default ‘Description.’
Integrates Pinterest and it’s different assets and goodies with your WordPress site.
Add Pinterest assets like Pin-it button, Follow button and Pinboard to your WordPress site without hassle.