Want your content or products to be shared on Pinterest? Is your goal to capture your target audience on Pinterest and boost sales or traffic on your site? If these are one of your concerns, perhaps you should learn how to add a Pin It button to your blog or e-commerce site.
First time hearing about Pin It buttons? Don’t worry; we’ll explain it to you. The Pinterest Pin it button is a button that shows up under your blog posts or e-commerce products, allowing visitors to share that content as an image on their Pinterest boards.
But how will adding this button to my site increase my engagement rate on Pinterest? Well, it’s quite simple, honestly. When you give your visitors an option to share your content, some of them would use it and share your post or product as a pin.
In this way, visitors will be spreading the word about your brand and letting other Pinterest users know about you. It will increase your brand awareness and drive more traffic to your site. In this article, we’ll teach you how you can add this button to your website and use a massive social media platform like Pinterest to your advantage.
How to Add Pinterest “Pin It” to Browser?
To add a Pinterest Pin it button to your Browser is pretty easy. You just have to visit “Pinterest’s Browser” button page and follow some simple steps. Here’s how you can install and activate a Pinterest Pin it button in your Browser.
Step 1: Go to Pinterest’s browser button page. The URL for that page is (https://about.pinterest.com/en/browser-button). From this page, you can add the extension for Pin It button on your Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Window’s default Internet Explorer browser.
Step 2: Once you land on this page, you’ll see a button named get our browser extension Click on it, and you’ll be redirected to the extensions page.
Step 3: Now, click on the “Get” or “Install Extension” button to install the extension. (Name of the button may vary from Browser to Browser)
Step 4: After the installation is complete, you will be able to see it in your extension list. Restart your Browser after this extension’s installation to make it start working.
Step 5: Now, whenever you hover on the thumbnail of an image or a post, you will see the option to pin the image to your boards. This option appears on the top left corner of the thumbnail or post. (If you don’t see your boards, then try logging into your account first.)
Step 6: To save any image to your boards, click the “Save” button, and it will be added to your board. (Restart your Browser if you don’t see the Pinterest save button)
That’s how you can save others’ content and share it on your Pinterest account easily. But how to add this button to your site, so others can save your content even if they don’t have the Pinterest extension? Let’s find out in the next section.
How to Add The Pin Button To WordPress?
Your website’s built-in WordPress, and you want a Pinterest save button to appear under your blog posts? Well, there are four ways that you can use to do it. Some of them are easy, and others require a bit of a technical approach. Let’s see what those ways are, and then you can pick one that you find easy to apply.
1. Install a Plugin To Your Site
The straightforward way to add a Pin It button or Save button to your site is by installing a social media sharing plugin to your site. Just go to the plugins panel of WordPress and search for the term Social media sharing You’ll find tons of plugins that would allow you to share your content, not only on Pinterest but on Facebook, Instagram, and other sites as well.
Pick one of those plugins and install it on your site. After that, go to the Plugin settings and adjust where you want to display the Pinterest save button on your content. Once you’re done making changes, publish the changes, and voila! Your site will have a Pin It button.
2. Adding the Pinterest Button Through Code
This step is purely technical and isn’t recommended for those users that don’t understand how WordPress works. But if you can handle a bit of code, go ahead and follow these steps:
Step 1: First, take a backup for your site, so if something goes wrong, you can just reinstall the backup version.
Step 2: Now, open the “Wp-content/themes” folder using a third-party FTP client.
Step 3: Right-click on the file named “Footer.php” and then click on the “Download” button.