Darlings! Here’s a quick and fun little addition to your blog…. the Pinterest Plugin. This cool little application automatically updates what you pin, keeping your blog up-to-the-minute.
The Pinterest RSS WordPress plugin is pretty straightforward and easy to install on any WordPress blog. Thanks to our good friend Matt over at La Lune Creative for the step-by-step instructions!
Go here to download the free plugin, then follow these instructions: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pinterest-rss-widget/
• The first step is an easy one, installation: Start by logging into your WordPress blog and clicking plugins, then add new. In the search form type “Pinterest RSS Widget” it will be the first option that comes up with the by: bmackdaddydesigns user name. This is to ensure you’re installing the correct one. Click the install now button and activate the plugin if it hasn’t already. That’s it for this step!
• The second step is to edit your Pinterest widget. Go into WordPress and click appearance, then widgets. On the left hand side in the mix of all the other widgets there, you’re looking for “Pinterest RSS Widget” if you’re using ProPhoto you can place this anywhere a widget can go, the sidebar, bio area, footer area or sliding tabs. Your theme may or may not have some of those options, so simply just drag and drop the widget into the area you want it to go in.
• Finally we’re at the last step, which is simply setting up your new Pinterest widget. Click the down arrow on the widget you just placed, and edit the settings. You’ll need to plugin the title of the widget, we named ours “Latest pins” your Pinterest username, and if you prefer you can include a specific Pinterest board. Next you’ll need to set the width, relative to the area width you’re adding the widget into. For our sidebar here, it’s set to 200 pixels wide, so we’ve set each pin to be 70×70 and set it to show as 4 this gives just a little bit of space between each pin which looks nice. If you want the pins to be bigger then simply change the size of each pin to be higher. You can then choose to display the title or not of each pin, and set it to show what size the Pinterest follow button you want to be. Click update, and you’re done!