Add a Pinterest “Pin It” Button to All of Your Posts

Pin ItIf you have a blog, you probably have social media buttons attached to your post so that your readers can “Like,” “Retweet,” “Digg,” etc your posts.  If you’re a photographer, though, you’ve probably also found yourself wishing that you could add a Pinterest “Pin it” button to your blog. There are a couple of great options on the Pinterest Goodies page including 1) “Follow me on Pinterest” button This is a basic button that links to your Pinterest pinboards.  To set it up, just log in to your Pinterest account, then click on the button on the Pinterest Goodies page to autogenerate your custom code). 2) Image/Product Specific Pin button This one is great for those selling products, posting single images infrequently, or if you want to just make one especially notable images available for pinning here and there.  To auto-generate your custom image-specific code, go to the Pinterest Goodies page and provide your website URL, selected image URL, and a description of the image (if you want to pre-populate that field for the pinner). We used this for the image above.

Add a Pinterest Pin It Button to All of Your Posts photo

… but what if you want a universal Pin It code for all of your posts?

One request that we have heard made regularly from our photographer colleagues is a way to add a “Pin It” button similar to the “Like” or “Retweet” buttons that will appear in every blog post — without having to generate new image-specific code every time. When we set up our new CMpro Daily Project, we realized that it was time to figure it out — and we want to share that code with you. Simply copy and paste the code (in orange) below in one of several places:

  • In the HTML at the end of every blog post (right in the body of the post in HTML View)
  • Inside the loop of your post template file (typically single.php, single-post.php, single-photo.php, or something similar)
  • Using an action hook — depending on how much of a geek you are, this may be a bit much, but many WordPress themes come with features that make the addition of hooks a simple cut-and-paste.

* Want to use a different Pinterest image or prefer to design your own button graphic? Just replace “http://www.clickinmoms.com/cmprodaily/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/pinit.jpg” with the URL of your own image.

We’ll see you — and your images!! — over on Pinterest!

Have you found or developed something that worked better? Tweaked the code to make it even more awesome? Tell us about it! And if you liked this article, be sure to Like it, Retweet it, and – of course! – pin the banner below!

Add a Pinterest Pin It Button to All of Your Posts photoSarah Wilkerson, Virginia
CEO | CMU Instructor
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Duke graduate and former attorney Sarah Wilkerson joined Clickin Moms as a member photographer in 2008 and quickly became a leader in the community. In 2010, she held CM’s first forum-based workshop and spearheaded the development of CMuniversity, an online photography school that provides educational programming to over 2000 photographers each month.Together with Kendra, Sarah has led the evolution of the company’s mission, program development, and position within the greater photography community. She currently resides in Charlottesville with her Army JAG husband, three sons, one daughter, and two dogs. Sarah shoots with a Nikon D4, enjoys tilt-shift and atmospheric black and white work, and instructs CMU’s upper level composition courses (Elements of Design, Composition and Creativity, and Story and Vision). In her free time, Sarah loves research and writing and enjoys lattes, mojitos, flip flops, and reality tv.

Read all photography tutorials by Sarah Wilkerson.

99 Comments

  • Kristina says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this info it really saved me a lot of time. I'm going to share this and link back to your website!

  • Christy says:

    I went through like three different blogs that tracked me back to you and this! lol Thanks so much for sharring how to do it. Easy Peasy! ;)

  • LOL, got this from Pintrest. Thanks!!! :)

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  • Sarah says:

    Hi, and thank you for this how-to!

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  • SAHMmy Says says:

    Worked like a charm! I used Option 1: paste into html view of each post. I inserted the code after each photo's code so the pin it button appears directly under each photo. Thank you so much–yours is the easiest tutorial for this I've seen!

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  • Emily Meyers says:

    Thank you for your tutorial! I'm just not very tech savey and I'm wondering if you have an option that will make the button appear at the end of each post without me having to enter it every time? Thanks so much for your help!

    Emily

  • Carol Lindberg says:

    The tutorial I would like to find (again) is the one that 'fixes' all your pictures automatically so when you run your cursor over it, the frame around your picture appears and you have 'pin it' or others can 'pin it' at any time. I remember reading these instructions, but guess I didn't save them,,,,,,,,, can't find them. Help please??? Thanks, Carol cinez123@aol.com

  • Carol Lindberg says:

    The tutorial I would like to find (again) is the one that ‘fixes’ all your pictures automatically so when you run your cursor over it, the frame around your picture appears and you have ‘pin it’ or others can ‘pin it’ at any time. I remember reading these instructions, but guess I didn’t save them,,,,,,,,, can’t find them. Help please??? Thanks, Carol cinez123@aol.com

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  • Matt says:

    Awesome! I used this on my drupal site. Hardcoded for the moment, but hopefully it gets made into a module or incorporated into another.

  • Thanks so much for this information. My old buttons stopped working and I had tried everything to get around the individual pin button. This was just what I needed.

  • Should add, I used mine in a hook, just replacing my styled div tag with the generic one.

  • Karyn says:

    Thanks so much. I've added this to my blogger account and I was wondering how you got the "Count" function to appear. I've been trying to find a way to get a count of my photo pins and re-pins on Pintreset and am not finding what I want. I know I can "Source" from my blog, but I want a count of each photo posted. I know you can, I just don't know how.

    Thanks so much.

  • oh my gosh, this is awesome, I was referred from seven thirty three. I've been wanting to add a pin it button to my posts but did not want to edit my template because I'm a sissy and have never done that. This was so easy. thanks, Kathy p,s, what are trackbacks, pingbacks. You can tell I know nothing!

  • liana says:

    this WORKS!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have spent most of my sunday morning trying to figure out how to get all of my pics to show up with a pin it button in my blog margin. this works and now my readers can pin from all of my uploaded images vs. just the one in the post!

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  • meegan says:

    Just read this, and tried it out on my blog-works perfectly!! Thanks SO much!!
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    Yes! Thank you so much! The html code pinterest generated for me wasn't picking up any of my photos and it was very frustrating–you fixed my problem! Thanks so much!

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  • Natalie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    You saved me a bunch of time. I was trying to follow PInterest’s goodie tutorial but I could not figure it out!!! I finally just googled it and your blog came up!!!

  • aimee says:

    Thank you for this! You’ve made it so EASY! I could kiss you :)

  • Jassmine says:

    how it appear on the center or bottom image, not on out side image with big pinterest button? thanks for advice

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    where is the orange code?
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    I added this code a while back, and I’d love to remove it and install the hovering Pin It button instead, but I can’t for the life of me figure out where the code is to delete it! Do you have any suggestions? Thank you SO much!

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    Hi,

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