I like Pinterest a lot, and have several very active Boards.
One thing I don’t like about it, though, is that the company keeps on changing the way you can embed Pins on blogs and websites.
First, it was easy — they just gave you an embed code. Then, they created a new two-step process that was a pain, while at the same time disabling all the previous embedded images people at used on their sites — most just disappeared! Then, a few months back, they made it a very simple process with just a quick click and you got an embed code.
Now, however, they changed it again, and made it very difficult to figure out how make pins embeddable. In fact, their “Help” section hasn’t even been updated — if you ask how to embed a pin, it give you the old directions for a process that doesn’t work anymore.
There is a way to do so, though, and here it is:
First you click on the pin you want to embed and get its url address — that’s very simple. For example, the url address for the pin I’ve embedded below is “http://www.pinterest.com/pin/21673641931495238/.” You just click on a pin to make it look bigger, and you get the address.
Then, you go to Pinterest’s “Widget Builder” and paste the url address in the box.
Next, you click “Build It” and you’re given an embed code. Copy and paste it, and you get something like this:
So, that’s how you do it now — until they change it again!
I’m adding this info to The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest.
Hey Larry, really appreciate the help! Do you know if there is a way to have the widget setup so that you can have text next to it?
It should show whatever description you leave on the Pin at Pinterest
Has something changed again?
I’m unsure what to place in the “image” part of that builder.. . I copied and pasted the same link — but apparently it’s not accepting that. What would you suggest?
Could they make this ANY harder?
If you go to my Best list on Pinterest and scroll to the bottom, you’ll find updated info about their latest changes
This post made my day! Thanks for helping me figure out how to embed a pin — again.
“If you go to my Best list on Pinterest and scroll to the bottom, you’ll find updated info about their latest changes”. What do you mean by Best list on Pinterest? In the Widget Builder, having pasted in the URL of the pin, the previewed image looks fine. But when I paste the code, it doesn’t reproduce the image in the post. Is this my fault or is it down to Pinterest?
All the best,
Larry, Schoolboy error on the HTML front. I’ve now got the images displaying on my post. They are smaller than I’d like. Will try and work out how to make them bigger. If you’ve got any ideas, please shout. Thanks for all your help, Matthew
I’d love to hear if you’re able to make them bigger — I don’t know how.
I would love to know if you find a solution to this. It’s frustrating!
Larry this post has been very useful thanks. I wanted to know the way to arrange pins in my blog post side by side or have my posts layout like the way it is… in Pinterest. Could u help?
I don’t think I know how to do that…
Thanks, Larry. Although it only allows to embed one pin per post so far, it is still useful for me to be able to learn this from your simple and clear instructions.
You know it isn’t working again. Your demo pin has no image and my attempts to do this have basically failed. I did it in the past but I guess those links are broken, my embedded board still works though…
Yes, if you go to my Best list on Pinterest you’ll see the new – again – instructions
Yeah but this is the one that does well in Google…