Support » Plugin: Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons » Problem with the pinterest button

  • Resolved smilodon61

    (@smilodon61)


    Hello, I’m a volunteer webmaster collaborating with a non profit association for disabled people in Italy. I’ve installed the FREE plugin and configured it, I find it really simple to use. While checking its functioning , all buttons work fine, but the pinterest button does not. When clicking on it, my Pinterest account opens, but when I click to save the picture, I receive a message “this site does not allow pins”.
    I don’t understand what’s wrong, there’s no special configuration field in the plugin menu for Pinterest.
    Thank you for your advice.

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  • Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Where did you place the Pinterest button? Cannot see it anywhere.

    It is both in the widget in the right column, and at the end of each article.

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Now you should see it. Indeed this seems an intentional feature of your plugin I hadn’t noticed: one can choose different icons to show in the widget and under the posts. I had selected pinterest for the posts and didn’t notice it was not selected for displaying in the widget. Anyway, if you click on the pinterest button at the end of each article, or on the side bar, the same problem continues: it opens the Pinterest site, but it does not allow to save any pin.
    By the way: I’ve checked question n. 2 “WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR ICONS TO DO” and I confirm that the option “pin my blog on pinterest” is checked.

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    We did some deep digging…

    It seems that hotlink protection is enabled on the server which is restricting the Facebook and Pinterest bots to access the images directly.

    Sound like Chinese to me. Please explain what hotlink is and how to disable that protection

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    That’s something on your server. Please ask your developer or server team/hosting company about it.

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