The ‘JQuery Pin It Button For Images’ plugin allows your visitors to easily pin your WordPress images to Pinterest.
The thing that annoyed me with the preferred plugin from Pinterest (Pinterest Hover Pin It Button) is that it puts a ‘Pin It’ button on every single image on the page, even the thumbnails, and if one of those thumbnails is saved to Pinterest, the wrong URL ends up being associated with the thumbnail image.
After spending just way too much time trying to find the right plugin, I finally found the ‘JQuery Pin It Button For Images’ It allows visitors to your site to hover over the image of their choice to pin to Pinterest. This plugin also gives you the option of what size the image should be for the hover pin to appear on, no more pinning thumbnails unless you choose to change the default image size in the plugins settings.
The plugin works great with the default settings it comes with, and best of all it’s free. The only thing I changed with this plugin was the type of ‘Pin It’ button and the placement of the button on my images.
To download the plugin, go to plugins, add new, and in the box to the right type in ‘JQuery Pin It Button For Images’.
Activate your plugin and have a look at some of the settings by going to, Settings/ JQuery Pin It Button For Images Lite’
If some of your images are not rendering the preferred titles when you save to Pinterest, just follow the directions below for more descriptive titles for your images.
Setting up your images to have the best titles for Pinterest:
No need to worry about this step if you always give your images descriptive names when you upload them to WordPress.
When you click on an image to save to Pinterest the option for the title will be one of these top 3 titles under the Visual tab. The default for this plugin is with the first 3 options checked off. Choose what works best for you.
Naming your image for Pinterest
When a visitor Pins an image from your website, you want your image to have a descriptive name. Here’s an example on how to rename the image from your post. Go to one of your posts and click ‘Edit’.
Click on the image in your post, and choose edit (the pencil) and give your image a descriptive title.
By changing the title in the ‘Alternative Text’ box the image will now be saved to Pinterest with that title.
I found this plugin really easy to set up and use. To get your plugin follow this link.