I am so excited to share with you how to create a Pinterest Widget for your WordPress sidebar in three easy steps! I mean, it’s literally copy and paste! Doesn’t get much easier than that. The first step is to go to the Pinterest widget builder page, and then follow the steps below!
Step 1- Choose your board design
On the Pinterest widget builder page, you will have an option to either create a save button to make it easier for people to save your pins, a follow button so your readers can easily follow you on Pinterest, a pin widget that allows you to embed one of your pins to your site, a board widget that shows up to 30 of the latest pins from your favorite board, or a profile widget that shows up to 30 of your latest pins!
I recently re-designed my website and while I LOVE my new theme from Bluchic, it doesn’t offer a widget for Pinterest. Having a pin widget on my side bar is really important to me, so I did some research and was able to learn how to do it myself! In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to add the Profile widget to your sidebar.
If you want to add the profile widget, this is what it will look like…
Step 2- Add your URL and choose what style of board you want
To find your Pinterest URL, you will need to login to Pinterest and click on your profile. You will be able to see your URL there.
The next step is to choose the style of your board. You can choose from square, sidebar, header, or create your own. I chose the square because I thought the side bar option was a little too long.
Once you choose your style, you will be able to see a preview of what it looks like below.
This is how it should look.
You will simply copy the unique code that is generated for you and then move on to step three.
Step 3- Create the Widget
In order to create the widget for your sidebar, you will need to go to the widgets option on your dashboard. Then you will choose the “Custom HTML” to add to your side bar.
Once you open the widget, you will paste the unique code that was given to you at the end of step two, as shown in the image below. I used the generic code Pinterest gives for the example. Make sure to use your code.
Simply hit save and you’re done! You should now have a Pinterest widget on your sidebar!
Once you hit save, you can view your site to make sure it was added correctly. This is what it should look like if you chose the square option.
Why is it important to have a Pinterest board on your site?
Pinterest in my #1 source of blog traffic. I want to make sure my audience can easily check out my latest pins and the goal is to have them click on the board and follow me once they are re-directed to Pinterest. I try to let my audience know about my Pinterest account as much as possible!
That wasn’t too bad was it? If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to chat!
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