Pinwire recently added the popular Sharebar plugin to our website which runs on the uber popular WordPress platform. You can see the bar to the left of every article on our website.
By the way…CLICK SOMETHING ON IT… if you haven’t already.
While the Sharebar plugin has a good amount of functionality built in, it also doesn’t allow you to access code like PHP or anything too complicated. This downfall of the plugin reared its head when I wanted to add the super awesome Pinterest button to the Sharebar.
Pinterest has a few different Follow or Pin It buttons on their website at http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/ but none of them worked in the Sharebar plugin.
It would be really swell to pull in the permalink, page titles as well as custom field or first post image and have a real ‘Pin It’ button in both a narrow and tall version. But alas, until the plugin developer ads support for adding raw code into the plugin it’s not gunna happen.
The work around for adding the Pinterest button to Sharebar for WordPress is as follows:
Copy the code above into the ‘Add New’ button area of your Sharebar plugin in both the Big and Small button fields. Double check that the new Pinterest button has been enabled and is in the correct position on your bar. This is the code that is attached to the ‘Pin It’ bookmark button but only wrapped in an anchor href tag.
Now when a visitor clicks the Pin It button in your Sharebar you they will be presented with their choice if images to Pin as well as all of the other features Pinterest offers.