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How Do I Attach My Pinterest to My Blog?

Pinterest!

I am writing this post out of feedback from search results to my blog.  I still intend to write a follow-up to my last Pinterest post, after I have used it a little longer.  I however want to write this post on how to attach your Pinterest profile to your blog.  Yes, you can attach it.  Just in my week and a half of using Pinterest I have come across this question a lot.  It is apparent that people are looking for step by step easy instructions for how to attach their Pinterest profile to their blog.  My Pinterest profile is attached to my blog. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, read my previous post on this visual bookmarking social networking site called, “Pinterest- My New Love for Visual Bookmarking Education and Teaching Web Content”. I highly recommend that you join Pinterest. It is still in the testing phase so you will have to request an invite from Pinterest which takes around 24 hours to be approved. I still have invites available, so if you would like one, let me know and I’ll invite you. I have sent invites to several people who have read my blog and/or are on Twitter.

Instructions for adding your Pinterst profile to your blog:

  • Go to Pinterest.com and login
  • In the upper right-hand corner of the screen click on “About”.  Scroll down to “Pin It Button” and click on “Pin It Button”. Here is a screen shot of my Pinterest Profile as an example of where to click.  The red arrow points to where you should click.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

This page is what you should now see.Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Now scroll down the screen until you see “Follow Button” for Websites.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Click on which button you would like to add to your blog.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Click on the box that appears to the right of the button that you chose.  See the screen shot below for a visual on what to do.  Next right click in the box that appears, scroll down and left click on copy.  This is the HTML code of your Pinterest follow button that you will add to your blog.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next go to your blog and go to the your dashooard or wherever you type in your HTML codes for publishing.  Find the location you would like the button to appear to paste the HTML code.  Click on the screen in the area you would like it to appear.  Next right click, scroll down and click paste.  This will now paste the HTML code to your blog.  (I am not very familiar with other blog platforms other than WordPress.  This gives you basic instructions.  If you want detailed instructions on where to post the HTML code for the “Follow Me” button to a non-WordPress blog platform, you will need to read the instructions for posting HTML code to the blog platform that you use.)

OR

For the WordPress blog platform next do the following:

  • Login to WordPress
  • Click on “Dashboard”
  • Scroll down until you see “Appearance” left-hand side of the screen.
  • Click on “Appearance”

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Just under “Appearance” and “Themes” there should be a “Widgets” button
  • Click on “Widgets”

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • On the right-hand of your screen there should be “Homepage” Features and “Sidebars” for your blog.  These options will vary depending on the blog “Theme” you chose and are using.  My screen has three options “Home Page Feature Widget Area”, “Secondary Sidebar, and “Primary Sidebar”.  If you would like to post your Pinterest “Follow Me” button on your blog so that it appears on every blog post and page, you will want to choose your “Primary Sidebar” to post your HTML code in.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next find a “Text” widget located to the left of the screen in “Available Widgets”.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Click on the “Text” widget and keep clicking on the “Text” widget.  Do not let go of the button. While still clicking on the “Text Widget” scroll your mouse to your “Primary Sidebar” or to whichever Sidebar or the Homepage option you would like your “Follow Me” button to appear on.  (Remember if you want it to appear on every post and page, please choose “Primary Sidebar”.)  While still clicking the “Text Widget” and while scrolling to the sidebar you choose, scroll to the location in the sidebar you would like to put your “Follow Me” Pinterest button, and finally lift your finger off of the click button.  You now have a text box for your HTML code.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next pick a title for your Pinterest “Follow Me” button and type it into the “Title” area of the “Text” Widget you just created.  I titled mine “Follow Me on Pinterest”.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next in the big open space in the “Text” widget place the mouse inside the box, right click, scroll down and then left click on “paste”.  This will paste the Pinterst “Follow Me” HTML code you copied earlier to your blog.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next click on “Save” at the bottom of the “Text” Widget.  Do NOT FORGET TO CLICK ON SAVE.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • Next scroll to the top of the screen and click on your username in the left-corner to view the Pinterest “Follow Me” button on your blog.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • My Pinterest “Follow Me” button shows up in the “Primary Sidebar” of my homepage.  View the red arrow to see the location of my button.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

  • The Pinterest “Follow Me” button shows up on all of my blog pages and posts since I placed it in my “Primary Sidebar”.  Here is an example on one of my pages.  It does show up on all of my posts too. View the red arrow.

Pinterest adaptivelearnin screen shot of about

I hope this has helped with giving you basic step-by-step instructions for posting your Pinterest profile to your blog.  You can add a “Pin It” button to your posts or blog too for your blog readers that have a Pinterest account.  The “Pin It” button allows your readers to click on it, making it easy for them to add the photos from your blog post to their Pinterest Pinboards.  It’s late at night or in this case really early in the morning here.  I have stayed up late writing this, so I will have to write those instructions for another post.  The manner in which you add a “Pin It” button to your blog or posts is similar to these instructions with a few extra steps near the beginning.  Enjoy posting your Pinterest profile to your blog allowing your blog readers to see your profile, “Pins” and “Pinboards”.  As always, have fun Pininng!

Related articles:

Pinterest- My New Love for Visual Bookmarking Education and Teaching Web Content (adaptivelearnin.wordpress.com)

Meet Pinterest: A Private Social Pinboard That Collects Your Online Memories (mashable.com)

Pinterest “Pin It” Plugin (savvyblogging.net)

You: Pinterest Joins Twitter And Facebook As The Newest Self-Expression Engine (techcrunch.com)

Best Use for Pinterest (blogher.com)

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4 thoughts on “How Do I Attach My Pinterest to My Blog?

  1. Thanks, this helped a lot! Very descriptive.

    Posted by Erin | November 6, 2011, 6:11 pm

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