It’s Easy to Add a Pinterest Board Widget to Your Blog!
Adding a Pinterest board widget to the sidebar or footer of you blog allows readers to quickly and easily connect with you on Pinterest. As a way to build social media following and to connect more strongly with your readers, you can add a widget and showcase a specific board to guide your readers to.
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For an example, take a look at my footer at the bottom of this page and at the bottom of the page of my faith blog, Loving Christ Ministries. I added Pinterest board widgets to my “Best of…” boards so that my readers can easily find the information I want them to.
Watch this tutorial to see how to add a board widget for Pinterest to your own blog:
Written step-by-step for adding a Pinterest board widget:
1. Go to the Pinterest Widget Builder
2. Click Board
3. Copy/Paste the exact URL of the board
4. Choose the size of your board widget
5. Copy/paste the top code into your WordPress text widget in the area where you want it (I put mine in my footer, but many people like to add the widget to their sidebar)
6. In that same widget where you put the top code, copy/paste the bottom code. Click Save.
7. Only copy that bottom code once for your blog even if you add other widgets later (unless you delete the initial one, of course). OPTION: Add the pinit.js code to your theme’s header.php file once INSTEAD of adding it to the text widget. I can do that through my Genesis child theme by clicking on Genesis, Theme Settings, and then scrolling down the header section to copy/paste the code. If you use a different theme, research how to add the code to your header.php file if you want to use that option.