Pinterest Button: SAVE or PIN IT Button For Website | Pinterest Widget – How to Install and Use?

6July 2019

Pinterest Button For Website (Pinterest SAVE Button) and Pinterest Widget – How to Install Pinterest Share button on a WordPress Site and how to use it to grow Pinterest traffic fast!
Are you looking for a simple step by step instruction that will show you how to add Pinterest SAVE Buttons to your website to help users share your content and make it viral?

Pinterest PIN IT button is just an old name for the Pinterest SAVE button, the functionality is the same. Pinterest button (Firefox, Chrome) are just Pinterest extensions for browsers, they are not installed on your website but the also help users share your content.

If you are looking to learn how to use a Pinterest PIN IT button for images, you are in the right place! I am showing you in this video, how to easily set Pinterest Buttons on your site, and make sure they work great on both – desktop computers and on mobile devices.

Social Pug plugin allows you to set all of this, including PIN IT hover buttons which show up on top of each image on your website.

Get Social Pug here: (affiliate link, I might receive a small commission if you purchase the plugin, at NO additional cost to you).


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Free Plugins for Pinterest SAVE buttons on WordPress:
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So our goal is to make it easy for users to share images from your site on Pinterest.

Most of the people just add the Pinterest save button along with other social sharing buttons at the very end of the post. Chances that someone will scroll down to the bottom of the page, or read your post entirely and then find the sharing buttons, are quite low.

All the functionality which I mentioned and showed you so far, is available in Social Pug plugin. You’ll need a paid version of it but it’s very affordable – for one site it’s just about $30/year.
I use this plugin in particular because of all the additional settings it provides to make sharing on Pinterest easy and efficient.

What Social Pug allows you to do is pre-fill pin descriptions so when a user clicks on a save button, a long, Pinterest-optimized description with hashtags will show up under the image, and all the user needs to do is click SAVE.

Another way would be using Pinterest’s official SAVE button and Pinterest widget.
Here you have several types of Pinterest buttons – SAVE button, Follow button, embedded pin widget, Pinterest profile link, and board widget that allows you to add a link to a specific board.

As you can see, this official implementation is more difficult for people who don’t want to mess up with the code of the site.

I also wanted to warn you that I heard about all official Pinterest widgets that they might slow down your page speed significantly. And this is a bad user experience but also it means that your pages will suffer in Google search results as page speed is one of the ranking factors.

So, I would be careful using Pinterest’s official widgets and if you just need to add a SAVE button, simply use the Social pug plugin that will make it easy for your and for your site visitors to share pins from your site.

I also have to mention that there are plenty of free social sharing plugins which can do similar things but I haven’t seen any plugin except Social Pug which can do ALL the things I mentioned to optimize your Pinterest sharing at this level.

For example, most of the free plugins will not offer you a hover image SAVE button. So you might need to install two plugins, a separate plugin just for custom hover buttons. While in Social pug you can do all of this, and more.

For example, you can go to each image settings and decide that some images on your page shouldn’t be pinnable. Sometimes you have horizontal images on the page and you want to make sure they don’t show up as options for saving pins – you only want your vertical images optimized for Pinterest to be available for saving. You can even set this in Social Pug.

But I also understand that for a beginner when your site is not making any money yet, you might want to use a couple of free plugins to replace all the features of an all-in-one advanced paid plugin.

So, if that’s the case, you’ll find in the description below the video a couple of links to free WordPress plugins that can help you add the SAVE buttons to your site, but again, I can’t give you promises about the quality of any free plugins because of all the reasons I already mentioned.

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