Who actually has the time to pin on Pinterest all day long? I sure don’t! Today I am going to show you how to use Tailwind to grow your Pinterest….
Once I figured out this genius Pinterest hack, it was a game changer for my blog. Today I am going to show you how to put hidden vertical pins in your blog post.
When scrolling on Pinterest, you will notice that a long, vertical pin will grab your attention more than a horizontal pin. Notice the difference between these two pins from The Butter Half.
Both are incredible, high-quality pins, but the one on the left will take up more room on Pinterest’s feed and stand out.
Even though this pin will look amazing on Pinterest, it may not look the best IN your blog post.
Here’s the secret code
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1. Create a long vertical pin using Photoshop, Picmonkey, or Canva with 800 x 1200 dimensions
2. Upload the image to your media library in WordPress and insert the image at the top of your blog post
3. In the HTML area, copy and paste the secret code below the image code
4. Copy and paste the entire embedded image code and insert it into the area where it says “image code”
5. Delete the above embedded image code so all that is left is the secret hidden code
6. Preview your blog post to check to see if the image is hidden
7. Ta-da! Your secret pin is now hidden on your blog post. To share this pin on Pinterest, you have to install the Pinterest “pin it” extension.
I recorded the step by step process here:
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Pinterest has always been the go-to way to save things on the internet. Now when you hover over a picture, “pin it” now says “save”. Pinterest made the decision last week to change the name because “pin it” does not translate around the world.
To keep up with the changing terminology, I have created three “save it” buttons for my readers! Plus, I am going to show you an easy way to install this button on your images.
Download your free Save It button by joining our Creative Resource Library
How to publish your save button on all blog images
1. Once you have logged into your WordPress account, from your Dashboard select “Plugins” -> “Add New.”
2. Search for “jQuery Pin It Button For Images” A couple more plugin options will come up but I have found this particular one to be the best option. Click “Install Now.”
3. Head back to your “Plugins” -> “Installed Plugins” page and make sure “jQuery Pin It Button For Images” has been activated.
4. Once you are sure your plugin has been activated, click on “Settings”
5. Once on the “Settings” page you will be able to choose which pages you would like your “save it” button to show up on. For example, your home page, any “pages” you have made, single posts, etc.
6. This is where you can customize your button with your own image, select the location of your button on your images, the size of your button, and if you’d like your images to become transparent when they are hovered over.
7. Head over to your own blog and look at your awesome, new Pinterest button!