I love Pinterest! I’m the kind of girl who would like to be more creative than I actually am so Pinterest really feeds my inner artist through the various pins people share. It is a social media tool that allows people to add aesthetic value and the gorgeous images of food, crafts, places, spaces and people keep me coming back for more. Pinterest is my creative crack!
I recently learned how to add pins to blog posts because I wanted to share some of my pins with a larger audience (that has yet to fall in love with Pinterest). I’ve added pins to blog posts here and here.
It’s easy to add Pinterest pins to a blog post once you know how and I’m going to show you right now.
Pinterest Embedding Tutorial
1. Login to Pinterest and try not to look at all the gorgeous things you could be pinning to your boards.
2. Go to your name in the upper right corner and pull down the menu under your name so you can go to a specific board or pin of your choice.
3. Once you’ve chosen the pin you want to embed in a blog post, click it and that will take you to a screen with only that pin and some options for sharing in the lower right corner with the Facebook icon as the first one. The fourth icon is a set of angle brackets (see yellow arrow in the screenshot above) and when you click on it you get a smaller screen that lets you size your pin to fit your blog post (see circled areas in screenshot below) and then cut the html code to add the pin to your post.
4. In the draft you want to add the pin to, make sure you are writing in the HTML window. Cut and paste the code for the pin. When you publish the post, the pin will include links back to the original source the image came from, your Pinterest boards and the Pinterest home page.
Voila! You’ve shared one of your pins with your blog’s audience. I’ve followed the tutorial to add one of my pins below. If you’re like me, you’ll want to do it again and again . . .