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WP-Pinner is a new WordPress plugin that’s currently in beta, which allows you to auto-post images from WordPress to Pinterest, Schedule Future Pins, Auto-Follow users and keep track of your account’s metrics such as CTR, clicks, likes, repins, reach, etc. Pinterest has grown to become a big source of traffic for some blogs now so you should be using it to grow your blog. Lets take a look at this plugin and see how it can help.

WP Pinner is currently in beta but the first 25 WPLift readers can get in the next round by signing up with this link:

Signup for the Beta Here »

Install The Plugin

Download the plugin, then in your WordPress admin, visit “Plugins” > “Add New” > “Upload” and upload the file.

Activate the plugin and you will see a new menu item under called “WP Pinner”

Configure The Plugin

Under the “WP Pinner” menu, the first thing to do is visit “Settings” and enter your Pinterest account details and choose whether to enable the plugin on posts or pages or both, enter a description and choose whether the plugin should post your homepage URL,the URL of the page its on or a custom URL.

Note: Make sure to enter your Pinterest username, not email here to avoid any errors

Add a Post

On your post writing screen you will see a new meta box in the sidebar with the options to “post on publish” choose one of your boards to post to, a box to enter a description and when you add any images, these appear – tick the one you want to post.

Once the post has been published – If you visit your board on Pinterest you will see the image has been added :

See Your Pins and Stats

If you visit the “Pins” link in the WP Pinner menu, you will see all your pinned images listed here along with various stats such as clicks, likes and repins.

Conclusion

This is a really easy plugin to use, I did have a small problem because I entered my Pinterest email to login and it let me login but wouldnt post – just make sure you use your username to login with. I like anything that makes life easier and this will definately do that – Im going to go add it to WPLift and go back pinning some old posts to see if I get much traffic from Pinterest – Any new traffic source is definately welcome!

WP Pinner is currently in beta but the first 25 WPLift readers can get in the next round by signing up with this link:

Signup for the Beta Here »


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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8 Comments

  1. Many people like Pinterest. Launch own Pinterest clone very easy with http://uniprogy.com/pinnect

  2. fluffypony

    Never going to be released. The only thing that works is http://pinterestmagic.net – the rest is vapourware or broken. This is mos’ definitely vapourware, thankyouverymuch.

  3. imtiedup

    I don’t get it. registered on the site but once again, never received the download link. :)

  4. imtiedup

    It’s been 11 days, I registered within seconds of your post. How do I get a copy? Is this just a scam for email addresses like fluffy said?

  5. imtiedup

    How did you get past this error?
    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Content-Type: text/plain
    Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:04:19 GMT
    ETag: “7da4ffbb1217cca4b9fad57c6ca171ab”
    Server: nginx/0.8.54
    Vary: Cookie
    Content-Length: 59
    Connection: keep-alive

    {“status”: “fail”, “message”: “The image url is not valid”}

    Basically everything connects, but no matter what picture I choose to pin, I end up with that error. The author is aware of the problem. I’d just like to know how you managed to get by the problem

  6. crivion

    would rather use something that works called “WPAutoPin” – download onhttp://scriptsmate.com/wpautopin-post-to-pinterest-from-your-wordpress-site

  7. Nice post, actually i need to publish on multiple boards, but publish on one board is also quite good right now.

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