San Francisco, California–The photo-centric social sharing site, Pinterest, announced recently on its blog that it’s making its Pin It button portable and available to users with their own blogs. The new Pinterest for Business Blog tool will work with Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org and Wix sites.
For those social users not familiar with the Pin It button, it’s a simple tool that allows users to share content they like, akin to the Tweet or Like buttons found on Twitter and Facebook. By clicking the button, users are able to share content they like with other across the platform; and now, that feature is being made available to other platforms.
The Pinterest for Business Blog Button
The online pinboard site promises the tool will make it a cinch to integrate a workable Pin It button into their users own sites. Below are a few specifics about how the new button will work for each site:
- Tumblr: This microblog’s users can add the Pin It button or the hovering Pin It button by following the instructions on the Pinterest Help Center pages.
- Blogger: In the Blogger platform, the Pin It button is now one of the default sharing tools. When visitors click the button, it will automatically pick the first image within the corresponding post. It will likewise set the description, “Blog title: blog post title.” The URL generated will be set the post’s permalink.
- WordPress.org: Users can add the hovering Pin It button to their WordPress.org blog by installing the plugin and choosing a button of their choice.
- Wix: The Wix page editor has an integrated tool to add the Pin It button. This button will create a Pin chosen by the user and will link back to that specific page.
Pinterest also still gives its users the option to add a Pin It button by constructing one using the photo sharing site’s widget builder and then manually adding it to their site. The online pinboard site says it will continue to add new integration tools in the future.
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