Pinterest has quickly become one of the leading social media platforms out there.
According to this info graphic by Social Media Bistro, Pinterest has 40 million active users each month, and over 70 million users total.
So, if you have info that some of those 70 million might be interested in, it’d be silly not to put it out there for them. One of the best ways to get your posts and information seen on Pinterest is to add a “Pin It” button to your website.
Even better, since Pinterest is an image-based site, add a Pin It button directly to your pictures, so that as soon as someone moves their mouse over the photo, they’ll see the Pinterest Pin It button pop up.
On WordPress you’ll find plenty of different Pinterest Plugins, but for this post I’m going to recommend the jQuery Pin It Button for Images.
Although it’s not the only plugin that offers the “hover” option – where the Pin It button appears once you hover over the image – it does offer you more choices than most Pin It plugins as far as customization. My favorite part is that you can choose to upload a unique “Pin It” button image if you want. This would be an image you either created or found elsewhere on the web (either to buy or for free) that you use in place of the traditional red and white Pinterest theme.
It’s a really nice feature if you’re trying to make everything on your site stay within one set color theme.