Adding a Pinterest Feed

Used wise­ly, social media can help you build trust and con­sol­i­date a strong com­mu­ni­ty of loy­al read­ers. There are plen­ty of options out there, so choos­ing the right com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nel is not an easy job. How­ev­er, Pin­ter­est is always a good idea for blog­gers who cre­ate visu­al sto­ries and want to share them with the world.

In this arti­cle, we help you add a Pin­ter­est Feed to increase social engage­ment and cre­ate stronger con­nec­tions with your audi­ence.

How to Add a Pinterest Board?

We have test­ed mul­ti­ple plu­g­ins that inte­grate Pin­ter­est on Word­Press, and Pin­ter­est Wid­gets is what we rec­om­mend because it cre­ates spe­cif­ic wid­gets for each need and it’s pret­ty much plug and play.

Here’s what you need to do to make it hap­pen:

  • Log into Word­Press Das­board
  • Go to Plu­g­ins→ Add new and type Pin­ter­est Wid­gets in the search field (screen­shot)
  • Click on Install and Acti­vate
  • Now go to Cus­tomize→ Appear­ance→ Wid­gets and select any wid­get area you would like to add the Pin­ter­est Board too.
  • Click on Add Wid­get and add Pin­ter­est Board Wid­get.

Now, in order to dis­play the board you like, go on Pin­ter­est on your favorite board, copy the URL from the address bar, then paste it in the Pin­ter­est Board URL field of the wid­get.

If you want your board to have a cer­tain size, just change the option from the Board Size drop­down. Keep in mind that if you want your cus­tom sizes, you will have to select Cus­tom in the Board Size menu and then edit the Image Width, Board Height and Board Width inputs. If left emp­ty, they will stretch full-width to the area the wid­get is placed in.

Make sure you let your read­ers know about your Pin­ter­est feed, so that can enjoy your eye-can­dy con­tent and share it via their net­works.

This article applies to Julia, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on June 14, 2017

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