Auto Post from WordPress to Pinterest – Free WordPress Plugin

Published on May 15th, 2012

Last Updated on December 11th, 2020

Tags:

Share This Article

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. Let’s 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 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 it is 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.

Article Continues Below

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 log in and it let me log in but wouldn’t post – just make sure you use your username to login with. I like anything that makes life easier and this will definitely do that – I’m 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 definitely 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 »

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift in 2010.