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Magic Moment: Adding a Pinterest button #1

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It’s so nice that WordPress.com does everything for your blog without you having to worry. Whenever something new comes onto the market, you can be sure that the latest version will automatically provide your blog with the application ready for you to activate.

PinterestPinterest is taking the visual side of social media by storm. Therefore it seemed natural that bloggers Settings going to Sharingshould want to share their posts on this platform. But beware, Pinterest works with pictures, so ideally your post should contain a suitable picture for Pinterest to capture and link back to your post.

And if your post doesn’t have this sharing Pinterest option available at the bottom, activating it is so easy!

In the Dashboard, click on ‘Settings’ and then on ‘Sharing’. This will take you to the Sharing Settings page:

Sharing Settings buttons

Here you can see which sharing buttons have been activated and which haven’t. All you need to do is to drag the Pinterest button down from the ‘Available Services’ section to the ‘Enabled Services’ area and the ‘Live Preview’ will automatically show you what it will look like at the bottom of your posts. Rearranging them is as simple as dragging the button to its desired position.

Sharing Buttons 2

Next you decide how and where you want your sharing buttons to be:

Sharing Button Settings

And don’t forget to save your changes! If you don’t like these settings, change them and save before viewing them until you are happy.

Now the Pinterest button will show underneath your posts:

Share Buttons 3

This will allow the reader to pin your post onto their most appropriate board.

The next Magic Moment post will be about how to set up the Pinterest sharing button in WordPress.org.

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Alice Elliott writes the award winning Fairy Blog Mother blog for beginner and post-beginner bloggers to “explain things really simply” about blogging and WordPress. She provides simple, easy to understand, highly visual courses and tutorials using ordinary, everyday words. Visit her new Beginner Bloggers blog to find her latest learning resources.
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