And why wouldn’t you? We spend a lot of our valuable time pinning wishlists and weddings and homes.
Well, I happened across a little goodie and I thought I’d share with you how to get it.
It’s a wonderful Pinterest widget, and what makes it great is that it’s from Pinterest.
If you already know about this… Why didn’t anyone tell me?
The best I can gather, this was released around the same time they started allowing us to verify our blogs. Since they’re allowing us to classify our blogs as businesses.
A couple of things you should know before diving in:
1. You don’t have to be verified to get the widget. From what I can tell, anyone can have it.
2. FOLLOW MY DIRECTIONS, because there’s a trick to this, and if you don’t catch it, you’re just going to end up aggravated like I was.
3. These instructions are for Blogger. I don’t know jack about Wordpress, sorry.
4. Click on any of the pictures to see them larger.
How to get your own Pinterest gadget for Blogger
Alright, go to the Pinterest Widgets and Buttons page to get started. Remember, if you’re on Blogger, stick with me.
Once you’re there, if you’re wanting a profile widget, which will show your latest pins, click the button under that. If you’re wanting to show off a particular board, perhaps a Holiday Gift Guide board, click on that one.
For the sake of this tutorial, we’re going to assume you want to show off your latest pins, so click on the profile option.
(There will be a link for “Advanced Settings,” you’re gonna wanna click on that.)
Fill in your profile URL and desired dimensions (if you need them).
Double-check your preview.
(If you know your way around Blogger and adding widgets, you can go ahead to Step 7.)
Log in to your Blogger account and click on Layout.
Wherever you’d like to add your widget, click “Add A Gadget” at the top of that section.
STEP SEVEN A & B:
Go back to the Buttons and Widgets page and grab the codes for your gadget. Just copy the first one, paste it in your gadget box, then do the same with the second code.
STEP SEVEN C:
This is the part that gets tricky. See, Pinterest tells you to paste the second code in your template code. However, that doesn’t work for Blogger, for some reason. So, I’ve found that you need to put both codes into your widget box.
Your code should look like the one below.
Click SAVE. Then SAVE ARRANGEMENT.
Alright! If you’ve done everything right, you should have a new gadget on your page that looks like mine!
Ok, I hope yours works, this is the exact way I got mine. Good luck, guys! If you’ve got any questions you think I would be able to help you with, leave it in the comments, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.