How to Add a Pin It Button to Your WordPress Blog’s Images

Pinterest is a huge source of traffic for both Christian Mommy Blogger, Intentional By Grace, and Intentional Homeschool (our network of blogs). Not to mention, wiling away the hours pinn-ing is just fun. Right? Right.

Since Pinterest is a great source of traffic for our sites, I wanted a way to make pinning blog posts even easier. I came across a few blogs who had a “pin it” button on all of their images, making it easy to add the posts to my Pinterest boards without having to scroll to the bottom of the post to do so.

Join me as I show you how easy it is to add a “pin it” button to your WordPress Blog’s Images!

Update we have since switched plugins. You will still use the same process, but we now recommend and use the “Pinterest Pin It Button for Images” instead of the one mentioned in the video. 

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How to Add a Pin It Button to Your WordPress Blog’s Images
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Adding a “pin it” button to your blog images is a great way to use Pinterest to increase traffic to your blog!

What are some of your favorite WordPress plug-ins?

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the tutorial to add a pin it button. This will help me once I transfer my blog to wordpress.org.

  2. Oh my gosh…thank you, thank you, thank you! Do you know how long “figure out how to add a pin it button to my blog” has been on my blogging to do list? FOREVER!! I just haven’t had the time. And I’m about to post my first day of the series 31 Days to SuperMom…so the timing of this is wonderful!! Thank you!! :-)

    • Too funny! It was the same thing for me. I kept moving it from one day to the next until finally I took a second and figured it out. Literally, only a few seconds. Of course it was as simple as a plugin! Good luck with your series!

  3. This is great! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Two questions (kind of unrelated) I’ve had for awhile: How do you create your images on your blog? Does someone do that for you, or do you have to know HTML or graphic design? Okay, that was all supposed to be one question. ;) The other question is, how do I create a button for my blog?
    As you can see, I’m a little clueless. You’ve been so amazing helping me figure out what I’m doing a little at a time, just right so I can grasp it. Can you do a post or two on these questions?
    Thanks for all you do!

    • Hey Shelley! I’m pretty sure Leigh Ann and Nikki use Photoshop Elements for their images. If you don’t want to purchase software you can use picmonkey.com. I’ve been using it lately and have been please. It has a simple interface and will do most simple edits.

      Hope that helps at least with the first question! I had help with my blog buttons, so I’m not the best to ask there!

    • Mary Beth gave you great advice! Nikki and I both use Photoshop Elements and we love it! Before we started designing our own stuff, we called in favors and/or paid someone to do our design work for us. But the costs definitely start adding up, at least for basic things like buttons and banners. Photoshop Elements is pretty inexpensive too, which makes it a great deal for any blogger who just needs it for everyday blogging needs.

      As for how to create a blog button, Blogging with Amy has a great tutorial, which Nikki and I both followed for our own blogs. You can find it here – http://bloggingwithamy.com/how-to-make-a-blog-button/

      Great questions! Keep them coming!

  4. I’m beginning to learn that blogs are like iPhones. There’s a plugin to meet your every need. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi, I’m so glad to have found your blog and looking forward to the new series starting next week.
    I installed the plug-in and it says it successfully installed. It doesn’t show up as “Add Pinterest Button to WordPress images” in my Plug-in list. I think it’s Paulund Pinterest Add Pin Button. Is that right? Anyway, none of my images have the pin it button on them, even though it is activated. Any ideas?
    Thanks, Gena at http://ichoosejoy.org

    • Gena, you’re right, the name is Paulund Pinterest Add Pin Button. When I installed it, this was not the name, but it looks like they changed it. I looked under my plugins though to be sure, and this is the correct name. I’m not the technology guru on our site, hehe! So let me get Nikki’s attention and see if she can help us. I’m not sure why it wouldn’t work. We’ll see if she can help us! :)

  6. I just installed this plugin, but it’s not putting the “pin-it” button on the actual picture. It’s putting it to the side. And one’s not even on a picture. I will leave it up to show you. I don’t know what’s wrong with it. http://www.triplebraidedlife.com. :-) Thank you!!

    • I think it might be something in your CSS. But I’m not 100% how to tell you to fix it. I know a few other people who haven’t had this plugin work as it did for us. We’ve emailed the people who made the plugin but haven’t heard anything back…..But it doesn’t “Look” bad on your site.

  7. Thank you so much! :) This was awesome!

  8. I am working to switch to wordpress. Then I can do this!

  9. Thank you, thank you for that amazingly easy to follow tutorial! I have long admired that little Pin It button on other blogs, but I had no idea that it was so simple to have one on my blog.
    I’m really enjoying this series you are doing, and I appreciate your sharing your expertise with me.

  10. Finally got around to watching this, installing it on my site, and pinning (and tweeting) this post. ;)

  11. I finally got around to trying this. It didn’t work right on my blog, unfortunately. The Pin It button ended up in the middle of my post text. There may be an easy fix for this, but for now I’m trying another Plugin called Pinterest Pin It Button Lite. I doesn’t put the button right on the photo, but it’s still in a prominent spot and can show number of pins. You can see how it looks in my most recent post. It appears right above the photo when I don’t use a featured photo, and it appears right at the beginning of my post when I do use a a featured photo. If anyone has had the same problem as me and was able to fix it, let me know!

  12. ok – so I have had this open since you first published it just waiting for a moment to watch the video sans children. THANK YOU!

  13. I got really excited when I found your blog post because I thought that this was the free WP plugin I had been searching for. I had already tried one where the Pin It button only appeared when you hovered over the image with your cursor as though you were about to copy it. I found another that did what I wanted but was not free.
    This one unfortunately for some reason puts a pin it button in the middle of my text although it did put the button on one of my images. Do you know of a why to avoid this?

  14. Hi,
    I can’t seem to get any Pinterest button to show up on my blog. They used to work but now nothing. Have you heard of this happening? At one point Jet Pack stopped working at sending my emails to subscribers. Now the Pinterest button doesn’t work.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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