Hi there friends! Ready for a fun and easy tutorial today! Today I am going to show you how to Embed a Pinterest Board on your WordPress blog. Fun right!? You can embed a board to a post or into the sidebar. If you want to see a live example you can see one on my blog. I have several pin boards embedded on my sidebar.
*This tutorial is specifically for all Genesis themes. You can definitely embed a Pinterest board on your blog with other WordPress themes but this is this written to show you specifically with Genesis.
Okay, lets go!
1.) Open two Internet tabs. One with your blog dashboard and one with the Pinterest Widget Builder Page.
2.) On the Pinterest Widget Builder Page make sure that “Board Widget” is selected.
3.) Paste in the url link for one of your specific Pinterest boards.
4.) You can choose your size by choosing “Square” “Sidebar” “Header” or “Roll Your Own”. Roll Your Own will allow you to choose a custom size.
5.) Click “Build It!”
6.) Scroll down and see your preview.
7.) Keep scrolling down the page until you see “Load the Java Script” and copy everything you see in your grey box.
^^^ And note: No matter how many buttons or widgets you have, only add the pinit.js code once!
8.) When you have that code copied go over to your blog dashboard. Hover over Genesis > and then chose “Theme Settings”.
9.) Scroll to the very bottom of the page and paste your code in the box that says:
Enter scripts or code you would like output to
wp_footer(): and save!
10.) Now go back over to the Pinterest Widget Builder Page and copy the code in the grey box that says “Add Link”.
11.) Now add this code whoever you would like you Pinterest board to be located on your blog. If you want it in a blog post then paste the code into your post (while in the “text” tab). Or if you would like your Pinterest board to appear in your sidebar then paste the code into a text widget.
Wasn’t that easy! 🙂
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Emily Hill (@emihill) says
Can’t wait to try this!
Cathy Testaat says
I tried this with my WordPress “A Simpler Time” theme but when I got to step 9, my WP theme does not show the ‘theme settings’. Can the code be put into a widget. One of my frustrations, not being technical. So would love to add my Pinterest boards on my side bar. Thanks for sharing steps, wish I could figure it out on my end,
Cathy, if you’re looking to add something to your sidebar, you probably just want to go with a plugin. There are several that work well if you just run a quick search 🙂 xoxo Tauni
Jessie Barksdale Photography says
Cathy, I was able to edit it mine by going to the dashboard, scrolling down and click on “Appearance,” then click “Widgets”. I had to add using the “Text” widget. You can check mine out at jessiebarksdale.com. I customized the text because it would not display the Pinterest Board to my side bar. It may be because I’m not a WP Premium user. If anyone has tips to get the board to display please let me know. Great post! Thanks! 🙂 jessie
Kendra @ Key Lime Digital Designs says
Hi Jessie! I don’t think it will work on your blog correctly because you have a wordpress.com blog. They will not allow you to use Java Script in your sidebar on wordpress.com 🙁 🙁
You can read the details here is you want.
Thanks so much for reading!
Kendra @ Key Lime Digital Designs says
There has been an updated post on how to embed a pinterest board into your sidebar. And all you have to do is copy and paste a small piece of code into your sidebar / post. So it will work for any theme! Here is the link to the post. 🙂
Hey, Cathy! I just wanted to hit you with a quick thanks on how beautifully mine turned out. I’m not used to guided tutorials yielding an end result that’s both pretty and functional! (Usually it’s one or the other.)
Jamie Cirillo says
I’ve added this to my website and I love it! Question: Is there a way to center it? I have it in the header and I can’t get it centered, grr! Please let me know if this is possible! Thanks!
Yes Jamie. It’s always possible 🙂 You need to go into your CSS and add the center code. It looks like this
Kelsey Pillitere says
I have gone from blog to blog searching ways to update my blog! This was awesome and so user friendly!
Yay! Glad it worked well for you Kelsey! xoxo Tauni
Kelsey Pillitere says
this is one of the most user friendly explanations I have seen. Thank you for making it so clear even for beginer blogger such as myself.
Glad you found this useful Kelsey! xoxo Tauni
Health Coach Kellie says
Does anyone who does NOT have Genesis know how to add this? I actually just want the follow me on Pinterest button. I tried copying it to “image URL” and nothing happened.
Kellie, Yep! It’s super-simple to add a Pinterest button/board to your site. Here’s an updated tutorial: https://taunieverett.com/updated-embed-pinterest-board-blog/ xoxo Tauni
Thanks for this! I’m not using a Genesis theme but was able to figure it out on my Ex Astris theme following your guidance.
Thanks for this it was so easy to add to my page and added a nice touch to my blog!
Genius! Thank you.
Worked perfect! Thanks a bunch!!
thanks!! really helpful tips!!!! 🙂
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Thank you!! Thank you! I have tried everything except adding it to my Genesis theme. Now it works!
You bet. Glad it worked for you! xo Tauni
Hi Tauni! This was an easy and clear explanation and I hoped it would work. It seems no matter what I try I cannot get pin widgets to work on my Genesis with Child Theme (Foodie Pro) site. It’s incredibly frustrating and limiting. I have a new site being designed as we speak that no longer uses Genesis. Hoping that solves the problem! If you have tips or ideas on making this work until then, please let me know! Cheers!
Gosh. I don’t know why it wouldn’t work for you…I actually run all of my sites on Genesis and haven’t ever had a problem! Wish I could be more helpful. xo Tauni
FD Handini says
Thank you, I have just open the Pintrest and found this tips. Cant wait to try it.
Thanks for this! I’m new to blogging and this was exactly what I was looking for =)
Stephen Walker says
Looks like everyone had fun with this.
I will try it on my free theme and see how it goes.
Michelle Reese says
Thank you so much! I have been trying to figure it without adding another plugin which most aren’t compatible with genesis framework.
Glad I could help. Good luck with your site! xo Tauni
thank you so much for this Post. Now i have a beautiful pinterest sidebar.
Carol Burrell-Jackson says
Thanks-Helped me add my Pinterest link to my new blog website!
Super Carol! So glad this article helped. Best to you! xo Tauni