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Simply Pinterest


With Simply Pinterest make it easy and obvious your visitors should share your content without adding additional work to your blogging workflow.

This plugin adds a Pin It button call to action over your each image in your post to prompt visitors to Pin your content. The window to save your content to their board is in a pop-up so they never leave your site.
The button uses the default Pinterest button that users identify with sharing their favorite content across the web. You can customize how the plugin is applied to your site with counts, colors & many other settings.

You can see more, including a video trailer of the plugin at

Battling Bad Source URLs

Even when the Pinterest button is triggered from your home page, search or archives the Pin is credited to the permalink page of your content automatically. This way the traffic comes to the page they were looking for straight from Pinterest.

Customize Settings

This plugin does the following:

  • Choose whether to show the Pin it button when a user hovers over your images or always. You can even override your default settings for specific images!
  • Lets you to customize the Pin it button color between Pinterest red, white & gray
  • Allows you to choose the button size (small or large) & position of the count bubble
  • Respects the same no-pin="nopin" attribute for your image tags, the same convention Pinterest uses, making it easy to prevent images you don’t want Pinned from being Pinned
  • Customize what page types the button displays on, choose home page, posts, pages, archives and search
  • Further control letting you prevent a specific page or post from having the pin it button over the images
  • Detailed control letting you prevent individual images from having the Pin it button over it
  • Uses the permalink to credit your content even from the home page, archives and search!

If you’re looking for an easy way to pin images in your blog posts and pages, this plugin will help you with that. It highlights images and adds a “Pin it” button over them once the user hovers his mouse over an image. Once the user clicks the “Pin it” button, the plugin shows a pop-up window with the image and a description. Everything is ready for pinning, although the user can alter the description.

Coming Soon

Here’s a couple ideas that are being built/tested for future updates!

  • Setting improvments (lighter HTML, faster load time)
  • Common plugin and theme support
  • Additional setting adjustments for individual images. I hear you love the defaults but sometimes there’s a certain image that needs it’s own customization!


  • See the Pinterest Pin it button in action over a blog post image
  • Under Settings > Pinterest Setting you'll find a number of options to choose for your default settings
  • Change a specific image's settings by clicking the edit button (pencil) in the WordPress post or page visual editor
  • The Pin wil use the description in your image's "Title" or "Alt" fields as set through your WordPress admin.
  • Advanced settings allow you to prevent an image from being pinned and changing the display of the button to force it to show or force it to only show on mouseover (which will override your default setting for that image only)
  • The Pin it button makes sure your post's permalink is pinned no matter what page it's pinned from and pre-populates the pin with the image that was selected and the "Title" or "Alt" text as set in the WordPress Admin.
  • Prevent all images on a specific page or post from being pinned by checking the "Disable Pin it Button" in the admin editor


FTP Upload

  1. Dowload the plugin from the WordPress Plugin directory, search for “Simply Pinterest”
  2. Upload the simply-pinterest/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in your installation of WordPress
  4. Configure the settings in the menu under Settings > Pinterest Settings

Add Plugin Through the WordPress Admin

  1. In you admin go to the Plugins page
  2. Click “Add New”
  3. Search for “Simply Pinterest”
  4. Choose Simply Pinterest from the search results
  5. Click the “Install Now” button


Once you install the Simply Pinterest plugin simply activate it in the WordPress plugin page and go to Settings > Pinterest Settings to set your defaults!


Can I Customize the Button With a Different Graphic?

No, to keep the plugin light and easy to use we only support the default Pinterest branded buttons. Pinterest has put their design resources into what works well to get users to click that “Pin It” button and it really stands out to the user that they should pin the great images you have in your post to come back to your content and share it with their followers.

If you want a more subtle appraoch try setting the button to only show on hover and have it permenantly display on the most Pinnable buttons!

How can I change the Pinterst Description

When you upload an image through WordPress you are prompted to add a “description” in the media upload window. That is that text this plugin uses to pre-fill the pin’s description

I found a bug! What Do I Do Now?

File an issue in the GitHub repo or leave a comment in the WordPress plugin support forum. You can also email me at

If you’re technically inclined I also accept pull requests through GitHub, just file an issue first so I know what you’re proposing!

Will it Work with my Theme and Plugins?

It should. This plugin has been tested to work properly with the most popular themes, twenty fourteen, twnety fifteen, Genesis, Thesis. As well as other popular plugins. I cannot support every plugin and every theme but if you run into any isses please contact me and I’ll work with you to help resolve any bugs in this plugin.


Great but a few issues

I really like this plugin because you can customize the button and where you want it to go but I had a few issues with it. I'm a photographer and on my slideshow of my portfolio, it only showed the button on the first picture. Also, it didn't work well with my mobile site I have. I would like to see an option under mobile settings where it doesn't show at all on mobile.
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  • Added mobile friendly settings
  • Bug fixed for updating & setting required default settings
  • Default forces 0 count for the beside options for consitency
  • Setting are no longer removed when the plugin is deactivated but they are removed whent he plugin is uninstalled through the WordPress admin (issue #24 and issue #23)


  • First release version of the plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory!


  • Add configuration to use !important CSS when necessary due to conflicts with other plugins/themes


  • Initial release