For many reason you may want to use it, means adding Pinterest widget on your blog or website.
May be you are a professional photographer or Graphic designer who has a nice blog or website to showcase his/ her work and beside that you are also very active in Pinterest.
We all know that Pinterest is a great medium to showcase your creativity, so now you want to build a community around it by increasing the fan base.
So you have decided to integrate a simple but effective Pinterest widget on your blog, because using this your readers will directly be able connect with your Pinterest profile and in this way gradually your follower base will be stronger.
So now your question is, how in an easier way you can create one such widget and add to your blog or website, irrespective of technology based on which your site is developed.
Don’t worry, it’s really simple. Using Pinterest Widget Builder you can easily create one such widget in no time.
So how to do it? As I have mentioned above that at first you just visit the Pinterest Widget Builder page. Over there you will be able to create 3 different types of widgets and 2 buttons, with many customization options according to your need.
You can create a simple “Pin It Button”, which lets the readers of your blog to pin their favorite articles or a “Follow Button” using which the interested readers will be able to follow you or your blog on Pinterest.
Apart from the above mentioned two buttons, you can also create three different type of widgets for different purposes.
The “Pin Widget” to showcase one of your favorite pin on your website/ blog or a complete “Profile Widget” to bring your Pinterest profile in the spotlight with latest pins and the last one is “Board Widget” to display the latest pins from any of your favorite board.
These are the different buttons or widgets that you can create and add on your blog. Now you must be thinking, what’s the purpose of each button and widget and how to set up each of those?
Although creating buttons/ widgets over there are pretty simple and quite self-explanatory.
On the Pinterest Widget Builder page, if you choose any of the options from the left side then on the right side you will get all the configuration option in detail. After making all the required changes click the “Build It” button and copy the dynamically generated code from there and paste it in the required location. That’s it.
So if you can do it by your own then no problem but if you have some doubt then just read this post, here you will find all your answers.
I am explaining each of the 5 different buttons and widgets configuration in detail including the purpose.
At first, the “Pin It Button”, using it your sites visitors will be able to pin the things, they have liked on your website. If you select it then you will get the following options like choosing from different button types, from where you can choose where and how you want to show the button, you can also customize its appearance by changing its size, shape, color and language and in which position you want show the pin count etc. To know more regarding the Button Types available there in detail, you can visit this section.
The second one is “Follow Button”, so when you will click on it you will get two option on the right side, “Pinterest User URL” where you have to put the URL of your official Pinterest profile or page and “Full Name” where you just give the name of the respective profile/ page, for which you are creating the button, then simply click the “Build it” button to get the code and yes before that check the preview. This button is specifically used to increase followers in Pinterest.
The next one is “Pin Widget”, clicking on this option you will just get one field on the right side and that is “Pin URL”. Just copy the URL of your favorite pin or desired pin that you want to showcase through this widget.
“Profile Widget” is for displaying your Pinterest profile or business page. To create this widget you just have to enter your profile’s/ page’s URL and with that there are four custom sizes from which you can choose based on your requirement.
The last option is “Board Widget”, using this option you can showcase a specific board of your choice in your blog as a widget and rest all (the configuration options) are same as the previous one.
So, now just visit the above mentioned page of Pinterest Widget Builder and try out different options available there because that’s the way to learn it in more detail.
I hope that all the above mentioned points are pretty clear to you, if you have any doubts then please let me know.