Since I have been blogging on myself on my own self-hosted WordPress blog, I have honestly fallen in love with a few plugins myself.
But let’s face it, when it comes to plugins, WordPress’s Jetpack is truly loaded with a ton and if you are just starting out it can be quite overwhelming. So where does the newbie blogger even begin?
Well, I thought I could quite possibly share few with you all in the upcoming weeks to help you get started or even help those who didn’t quite know of a certain plugin get more familiar with it here.
The first one I decided to share is the Pinterest Pin It Button for Images.
A huge component of blogging is adding images/pictures to your blogs. When you write, yes your words should draw a mental image, but images all go a long way to help make your words come alive.
Let’s say for example, you are blogging about a recipe or craft, you want to show step by step pictures of how you indeed created something. Many times people reading are going to want to refer back to this post and the images in the post will definitely be one way to do this.
This plugin allows the blogger to include a pin it button to be rolled over on post images hat you may very well have included in your post.
I know many are asking how this will work.
Well first and foremost, you want to download the plugin.
1. So under your dashboard, look at your left-side menu bar and locate the “Plugins” menu tab. Roll over this and select “Add New”.
2. Once you are in the “Add New” or “Install Plugins”, make sure to search for “Pinterest Pin It Button For Images”.
3. It should come up first in the list. Now you want to click “Install Now”. It should take less then a minute to download, before you will be asked to select activating the plugin. Please make sure to activate the plugin, because otherwise it will not work
4. Next go to “Settings” and click on “Pinterest Pin It”.
5. On this screen, you want to make sure that you select and under the “Advanced” tab, “
6. The last part of this is to add it to an actual image in your post. To do this you must be in Text not Visual mode on your post editing page.
7. Now in the image code just add
class="pinthis" to the image. If a “class” already exists, just add a space to the end of it and type
8. And now, when you go to view your post, you should see the image with a pin it button when you roll over it.
It is truly that simple and hope this helps those looking to add a pin it button to their blog post images.