How to add a Pinterest “pin it” button on blog post images
This is for those who want their readers to only pin a specific image from your blog post, not the cover photo. Lifestyle/Personal bloggers who want to keep the blog cute and “aesthetic af” .. keep reading.
I was so happy when I finally found a way to add that dumb “pin it” button to my blog images.
When you press the pinterest share button, you end up sharing my cover/featured image which isn’t the image I want shared. So I stopped making those Pinterest worthy so my blog will look cuter. Ahh the struggle of a wannabe personal blogger who also wants to give ya’ll blogging tips.
Nowadays I just add a graphic within my blog post that I want to be shared on Pinterest, like what you see down below.
This is also a method I have been using because I don’t want to install something to do it for me because I’m lazy! Even though that might make it easier for me, but I really don’t want people to pin ALL my images from my blog posts, so, this will have to do for now.
I did my best looking for this and I was so close to crying. I got high school math homework flashbacks again.
Add a Pinterest pin it button onto blog post images!
So, here it is blogging babies, the Pinterest Url Generator.
All you need is:
- Landing page url (ex: https://soyvirgo.com/pin-it-button)
- Image url (I just right click over the image I want shared on Pinterest, and click “Copy Image url Address”. )
- A description (this will be the description that comes up on Pinterest)
I love this generator because it gives you a preview of what the pop-up page will look like to people once they click the button.
The preview is so precise! I love this website so much.
Lastly, I copy and paste the generated link into the caption of my Pinterest image. It automatically turns into a button.
I’m not certain if that’s because I have pinterest code in my theme, but if it stays as regular text I recommend adding pinterest code in your theme. I’ll help you out if I can!
Do any of you use Pinterest to share your blog posts? How do you deal with wanting to post personal/lifestyle articles, but also blogging tips without making your blog pictures look messy? How do you stop being such a perfectionist? Help me out ya’ll.
I literally am just using a wordpress image for my featured pic cause I don’t know what to use instead lol It’s still a cute pic tho
Please share this post with ur blogger besties, if you have a Pinterest, please save that one pic above! You’re all amazing!
Also, happy July. I’ve been watching Produce 48 and editing my blog so that’s why I made such a short post today. I’m such a busy bee ha