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GET MORE SHARES WITH A CUSTOM PINTEREST PIN-IT BUTTON
Pinterest is a major traffic booster for a lot of bloggers, and, as you may know, one of the greatest ways to increase social media shares is to make sharing as easy and convenient as possible.
If you want to increase Pinterest traffic, you need to learn how to add a custom pin it hover button to your blog images!
WHAT IS A CUSTOM PIN-IT BUTTON?
A Pin-it button (or Pinterest button) is an icon that appears over your images on hover. This means that your readers will see a button that allows them to easily pin the image they are hovering over, straight to Pinterest. When the button is clicked, your reader is taken directly to Pinterest in a new window, where the image they've chosen is already selected and displaying the image title you have chosen. From there, all your readers have to do is chose a board to pin the image to.
Having a custom Pinterest button on your website or blog will make pinning attractive as well as convenient for your readers. Sure, you can enable the standard Pinterest sharing button for both Squarespace and Wordpress, but a beautifully designed pin-it button that suits your blog is just so much nicer!
In this post, I'm gonna show you how to install a custom Pinterest button both on Wordpress and on Squarespace.
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FREE PIN-IT BUTTON DOWNLOAD
As a bonus, I have created 12 custom Pinterest button designs that you can download and use on your blog, totally free :)
OPTION OF PERSONALISED PIN-IT BUTTON DESIGN
Before we get started with the installation, I just want to let you know that you can also order your very own custom pin-it button that will be uniquely designed to suit your website and your brand. I design and install for $86. Click the button below to order.
HOW TO ADD A CUSTOM PIN IT BUTTON IN WORDPRESS
What you'll need to install a custom pin-it button in Wordpress:
- A Wordpress.org account
- A custom Pinterest pin-it button in .png format (download your pin-it button above)
TIP: You can click on any image in this tutorial to blow it up to a larger size!
STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION OF WORDPRESS CUSTOM PINTEREST PIN-IT BUTTON:
Log in to your Wordpress.org account and open your dashboard
USE A PIN-IT BUTTON PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS
In the left-hand navigation menu, click on "Plugins". It should look like this: