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  • Resolved northstatehillbilly

    (@northstatehillbilly)


    I just posted a question about Facebook, and now I’m trying to figure out what to do about the Pinterest button.

    Does Pinterest require a photo to share a blog post? I did a test and got an error message, saying something about an image URL parameter is missing.

    Also, although it does display the post title, it does so twice. I would rather it show my website URL and the post title. Is there a way to do this?

    Thank you! :o)

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/naked-social-share/

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  • Well, I think I answered my own question. I uploaded a photo to one of my posts and tried pinning it to Pinterest. It grabbed the photo and the post title and pinned without any problems.

    If you don’t have a photo, folks aren’t likely to want to share a post on Pinterest. But in case someone does try to, I wish they could be shown a message that says only posts with an image can be pinned. That would be really helpful instead of the confusing error message.

    I’m not sure anything can be done about it, though. Is this happening from Pinterest’s end of things?

    Plugin Author NoseGraze

    (@nosegraze)

    Yes that would be happening on Pinterest’s end. All we do is include a direct link to the Pinterest sharing page and Pinterest takes it from there.

    But yes, Pinterest is 100% images (much like Instagram) so there is no way to share without an image since it’s completely based on images.

    Thank you!

    I’ll contact Pinterest and let them know that their share code produces an error when an image isn’t included in a blog post. The error message is confusing and makes it look like the error was created by me or the plugin developer.

    It really needs to be more clear. Thanks for your quick response, though!!

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