How to add the Pin it hover button to your blog images

Hi there! Today I thought I would quickly show you how to add the PINTEREST hover button to your images on your blog.

Normally I am giving you pretty pictures and fun stuff, so click off here today if you’re not into my geeky stuff. I needed a geek fix haha! I have been very busy creating tutorials over here, so I thought I should share at least one with you!

I’ll show you how to do it for a wordpress.org blog and a blogspot.com blog.

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First, you need a cute Pinterest image (or you can use the standard one too!).

You can right click these images and save to your own hosting account (like photobucket or your own blog), or click on the actual image to grab the URL. I’ll show you more in the short video below.

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Instructions for Blogspot.com Blog.

1. Grab this piece of code below.

{This is not my code, I borrowed it from HERE, so if you are having trouble grabbing the code, please visit Blogger Sentral to grab it from there}.

<script>
//<![CDATA[
var bs_pinButtonURL = "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y3xzTGiGzH0/UK4XOaUpdaI/AAAAAAAADw8/Z1MH4Jr4Efo/s1600/pinterestx1_72.png";
var bs_pinButtonPos = "center";
var bs_pinPrefix = "";
var bs_pinSuffix = "";
//]]>
</script>
<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.2/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<script id='bs_pinOnHover' src='https://greenlava-code.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/publicscripts/bs_pinOnHoverv1_min.js' type='text/javascript'>
// This Pinterest Hover Button is brought to you by bloggersentral.com.
// Visit http://www.bloggersentral.com/2012/11/pinterest-pin-it-button-on-image-hover.html for details.
// Feel free to use and share, but please keep this notice intact.
</script>

 

2. Go to your blogger template > Edit HTML

3. Find the </body> tag at the bottom of your template and insert the code ABOVE it.

4. To use your own button replace the code in RED with the url of your new button. Watch the video on how to find this.

5. To change the position of the button change the GREEN word to:

  • topleft, topright
  • bottomright, bottomleft

6. Save.

 

Instructions for a WordPress.org Blog.

This one is really simple because there is a plugin already built for you to use!

1. Visit Pinterest Pin it Button for images.

2. Download the plugin and install it on your blog.

3. Go to your Settings, find the Pinterest Pin it tab and set whatever you like in that page.

4. If you want a customised image for the WordPress.org blog, this is a little trickier. Watch the video below to see what needs to be changed (the image file and the sizing). If you find this hard to follow, the plugin still has a nice Pinterest image for you! {Note, I got the size a little wrong in the video and chopped my pin it button off a fraction, but it is easy fixed, just make sure you add the correct size when altering the file 🙂}

Happy Pinning! X

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89 comments

  • AikA's Love Closet says:

    Thank you so much for this one. I finally installed this tool I’ve wanted to do for a long time…. I also love your PIN IT buttons! I used the RED HEART one <3

    Again, thanks a lot! xoxo

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  • Deepti Stephens says:

    Thank you so much.. 🙂

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  • NobitasWorld says:
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  • Bridgette Hatton says:

    Hi katrina thanks for this information I will attempt this in a minute, does the pin it button go onto every picture you download into blogger? I would just like to have them on my handmade items I sell and not all of them. Tah

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  • Zai says:

    This really helps! thanks!

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  • Claire says:

    Love this! I saw the original post and it was a bit confusing. I really loved the video, it was helpful. Thank you for posting this.

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  • Melay says:

    Thanks so much! Great tutorial.

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  • Cindy says:

    Thank you so much! I love that you provide different options for the hover rather than just the standard “pin it”! Thanks again!

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  • crazycucumber says:

    Thanks! it worked really quickly 🙂

    I used it here: http://www.vandahearts.com

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  • threemusings2014 says:

    Hey Katrina, Thank so so much for this tutorial. I went through loads of them out there, but for some reason or the other, none of those tuts worked for me. I was on the verge of giving up and curling up in a ball of misery,crying, when I came across yours and now my pictures have a hover pin button! Thanks again….

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  • Jen says:

    Thank you soooooo much for this! Worked great!

    Jen
    http://glamglitzandgluesticks.blogspot.com/

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  • Kate Bottrell says:

    Thanks!!

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  • Lisa Ashton says:

    Thanks Katrina! This old bird just managed to do it successfully first go!

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  • Lisa Ashton says:

    …….and it works!

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  • klrcg says:

    Thank you so much! Brilliant.

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  • Jessica says:

    Great tutorial! The video was very helpful – thank you!

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  • Ririe Prameswari says:

    Hi there! Thanks for the tutorial. It works on my blog <3

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  • sixsparne says:

    Thank You for video! Thank You for the tutorial. Now I am happy too. And my website too. 🙂

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