Pin the Love … in 6 easy Steps
Social Media is all over the Internet and I have the feeling that new platforms grow around us like weed in the garden.
I am not saying that the new platforms are weed or crap … no way. They are good, great, fun and maybe even necessary. And our readers want to share our thoughts with the new platforms.
So today we are talking about one of the brand new kids on the blog: Pinterest.
People are in love with Pinterest, they are crazy about it … everybody wants to pin.
Why not? Let us give them the chance to pin this article. Give them a pin-button among Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn:
And you guess it already: it is easy … it is WordPress!
Setting up the Pin-Button
1. We start where it always starts … the Dashboard.
2. Scroll down to Settings!
3. Chose Sharing … that’s what we want to do, we are going to share the love!
You find a good amount of sharing-buttons.
4. Drag the the buttons you like to the field: enable services.
Don’t forget the little red Pinterest button.
There they are … you can even influence the line up.
5. Chose button style … I recommend only button, without any text!
You can even chose a text for the sharing label and how the links will be open and the stuff you allow to share!
6. Don’t forget to save your work!
Looks nice our little red Pinterest Button 🙂
You can always add new Social Media … just click “Add new Service”
Enter Name – enter URL – enter the URL of the Button (you have to upload the button somewhere, which can be your own media library!)
Creating such a button for an upcoming service – give me a shout!
Hit Create Share Button … and bingo the new button will appear in the “Available Services”–Zone
For the self hosted WordPress blogs … I love the plugin Shareaholic and SexyBookmarks … see the great Variety of Social Media Services they provide. And Pinterest is there too.
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