Step 1 - Grab Pinterest's Code

The first thing we need to do before we can use Pinterest's embed feature is to grab a specific script and place it into your website.

You'll want to head over to Pinterest's Developer site and then to their Widget Builder. Here's the link:

https://developers.pinterest.com/tools/widget-builder/?type=pin

Scroll down to the bottom to get to the code you need. It's the last one on the page. Or, you can just copy it here:

<script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script>

This goes before the </BODY> in your website.

There are a couple of ways you can get this code into your site:

  1. Some themes have a section dedicated to scripts. If that's the case for you, you would add this script into the form that says something like "Add before the closing body tag."
  2. You can add a plugin that allows you to easily add scripts into your website, as Triblu suggested in my video training. Her tutorial on that is here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/why-use-headers-and-footers-plugin
  3. Use the Theme Editor to add the code into your site

Honestly, #1 and #2 are the best options. Also, if you add the code directly into your theme editor, and then you change your theme, that code is gone and you'll have to re-add it.

But I'm going to show you how to do it through your theme editor anyway just so you know how to do it.

How to Update Your Theme Editor With the Pinterest Code

1. Log into your website.

2. Go to Appearance --> Theme Editor in your Wordpress Dashboard

3. In the Theme Files (on the right side), go to Theme Footer (footer.php) and click on it.

4. Scroll to the bottom of this page.

5. Locate the </body> tag.

6. Add your Pinterest script above this tag.

And the first step is done!

Next up: Saving pins to your own board.



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JeffreyBrown Premium
Great idea, and Great training, Christina! Bookmarking this as well, my friend!😊👍👍
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cld111 Premium
My pleasure, thanks for reading!

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Thank you for the training
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cld111 Premium
Thanks, Tim!

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BobMargroff Premium
Thanks Christina, I will definitely put this to use... there are tons of Pins that are usable and it doesn't matter what niche either...they are all there... at least there is a pin for every niche.

Bob
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cld111 Premium
Yes, there must be a pin for every niche. There are tons of people on Pinterest!

- Christina
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BobMargroff Premium
I noticed. I have an account with them and just haven’t taken the time to do a lot with it. I plan to get more into it in the next couple of weeks. I will definitely put your training to use then.
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ExpatMark Premium
Thanks Christina. You read my mind. I am budgeting time after this January busy season slows down and 2 hours a day going to Pinterest training for me. Bookmarked for sure. Have a great rest of the weekend.
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cld111 Premium
Pinterest is a fun platform to learn if you like pretty pictures! lol

Have a great rest of your weekend too!

- Christina
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BrendaMZ Premium
Thank you for doing this. Now I can read it. I bookmarked this.
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cld111 Premium
Glad I could help!

- Christina
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