So you’ve got a really amazing Pinterest account and an equally amazing website. How to you drive traffic from one to the other? Well, you could use the pin it browser button to get people from Pinterest to your website. But how can you get people to follow your Pinterest account that are on your website?
If you’re using WordPress, we’re going to show you how.
Step 1 – Install Pinterest Widgets
Log into your WordPress website and go to Plugins on the left and “Add New”
Type “Pinterest Widgets” in the Search bar and press Enter.
The top result should be this one, click “Install Now” and Activate once installed.
Step 2 – Choose Your Widget
No, we’re not about to head into battle. We’re now ready to pick what Pinterest Widget you’d like on your Sidebar. On the left, click “Widgets” under the “Appearance” tab.
You can have one or all of the options below.
Let’s start with the Pinterest Board Widget.
Step 3 – Customising the Pinterest Board in your Sidebar
Click and Drag the Pinterest Board Widget to your sidebar on the right. You’ll see plenty of options as shown below.
Enter a title for the Pinterest Board (this is optional) and paste in the URL of the board you want to show. You’ll then see an option for the size, “Sidebar” is too narrow for most websites. “Square” will suit the majority and if you’re feeling really clever, you can choose “Custom” and enter the dimensions manually (hint: it’s in pixels so I’d stick with 300 max for width ;)).
Here’s the Square layout:
With the custom settings you can make the board a bit wider and longer (shown below):
Step 4 – Add the Follow Widget
To add a “Follow Me” Button to your sidebar, click and drag the follow me widget to your sidebar.
You’ll then see the options below.
Pretty self explanatory right? Hit Save when you’re done 🙂
Step 5 – Add a Pin to Your Sidebar
If there’s a specific Pin that you want to show off to your visitors, click and drag the Pinterest Pin Widget to your sidebar.
Enter a title for your pin and paste in the URL to your pin into the Pin URL box. This is a piece of cake, don’t you love WordPress?
Step 6 – Show Off Your Pinterest Profile On Your Sidebar
Want to display your Pinterest Profile to your visitors? Drag that last widget over to the sidebar: “Pinterest Profile Widget”
You’ll see similar settings to the Board Widget, only it’s asking for your Pinterest username instead of a Board URL. Type that in and choose a size (or pick your own custom options).
Consider your WordPress Sidebar officially pimped.
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