This is my newest article in the Pinterest series. I originally wrote this article as a guest author of @ Home Take 2.

It is how to add the "Pin It" button in your WordPress blog. Don't worry if you have Blogger, TypePad, or (the free version), those tutorials you can find by clicking here. Also be sure to check out the "Related Pinterest Articles" at the very bottom of this post. Okay, let's get started!


Installing the Pinterest Pin It Plugin

First, you need to download the plugin.

  • Go to:
  • Right-click on the orange Download Versions 1.3.1 button and select Download Linked File As (if using a Mac or Save Target As if using a PC) and leave the default name as Click Save and it is saved to your computer in the specified location.

Next, login to your WordPress site.

  • From the Dashboard
  • Click on Plugins
  • Add New


Install Pinterest Plugin


  • From the next screen (Install Plugins), click on Upload.
  • Then click Choose File to select the zip file you just downloaded ( and then click Install Now.

Install Pinterest Plugin - Select Zip


  • You will then see messages and that it was installed successfully.

Install Pinterest Plugin - Select Zip

  • Click Activate Plugin. (Takes a few moments (depends on internet speed as well)).
  • Then a message appears "Ready to be Pinned?" and that you've installed the Pinterest "Pin It" button and now just have to configure the settings. You will also see the Pinterest "Pin It" Button in your Plugins list.

Install Pinterest Plugin - Activate


To view and configure settings: 

  • Click the blue Pin It Button Settings.

Pinterest Plugin Settings


  • I kept the defaults.  However, if you change any settings, click Save Settings.


Take at a look at the final result.

Pinterest Plugin Settings

The PinIt button will appear somewhere at the bottom of your post content area (along with any other share buttons you may have setup separately).


Related Pinterest Articles:

I hope you enjoyed this Pinterest article. You may find many other free, blog help articles at Blogs By Heather as well as a new series called 101 Blogging Tips.

Happy Blogging,

Heather Wright-Porto 

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