Let me preface this by saying: yes, you have probably seen tutorials like this before and plugins out there like this before BUT I’ve checked out NUMEROUS pin it button plugins and I can say that this one is the best (in my opinion) because most “pin it” plugins don’t allow you to create your own descriptions and only take the blog title as your description. This one does!! I personally love having my blog URL in all my pin descriptions and more details than just the title of the recipe so this plugin solves all my frustrations because I finally found one where it’ll actually take the description YOU give it.
And one other thing that I love about this plugin is: you can pin the image from your homepage but the Pinterest picture link will be the post link. Does that make sense? Here’s an example: How many times have you seen a pretty recipe on Pinterest, clicked on the image to go to the recipe, and find out that the link only leads you to the homepage with the recipe post nowhere in sight? How frustrating right? Most people don’t realize that you have to actually click into the post and then pin from there to get the correct URL but this plugin does the work for you if you happen to pin from the homepage. I LOVE THAT!! No lost URL links anymore to phantom recipes :)
See below? I hovered over my cookie image on my homepage, clicked the Pin It button on the image, and the plugin grabbed the link to the respective recipe post AND my description from the title of the image (it can also grab from your alternative text). It does the job for you :)
Oh, and yet another thing I love about this plugin: I really like that it doesn’t do that hover item on ALL your images on your site. Just your blog post images. Like, if you hover over my header, it won’t give you that hover pin it button..or images in my sidebar (so you don’t need to go changing all your images to have the no pin code). It only does the blog post images!
Hopefully this tutorial has helped you and will help out the Pinterest community, too, by having properly linked pins!
Here’s the link to download the plugin!
Note: I’m on a self-hosted WordPress.org blog. I’m not sure whether or not this WordPress.com platforms. I also don’t believe this works for Blogger platforms. Sorry! :(