How To Add A Pinterest Widget To Your WordPress Sidebar
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How To Add A Pinterest Widget To Your WordPress Sidebar

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Social media graphic with keyboard, bracelet, pen and paperclips with text how to add a Pinterest widget to sidebar

Have you ever been on a site and noticed a beautiful Pinterest widget in a bloggers sidebar? It has their recent pins and encourages you to follow along.

Ever wonder how you can get something like that for your site?

Well, today I am going to show you the exact steps you need to get one for your site! It will help you look professional and help increase your followers.

Bonus it only takes about five minutes to get set up!

Let’s jump in.

Step 1: Pinterest Widget Builder

First click here and this will take you to the Pinterest Widget Builder Tool.

It will let you create a widget for a specific pin, board, or profile.

For this example we are going to do profile.

Screenshot of graphic with text widget builder

Step 2: Paste Your Pinterest Profile URL

Grab your URL for your direct Pinterest profile and paste it in where it says “Pinterest User URL”. This will then populate a preview with your profile and recent pins.

Screenshot with images of child's hand in adult's, headshot of professional woman with text Pinterest user URL

Step 3: Select The Size

I recommend that for most sidebars you select the “Square” option vs. the “Sidebar” option. The Sidebar option is really long and realistically you don’t need it taking up that much of the prime real estate on your blog.

If the “Square” Option doesn’t look right with your theme you can also play around with the custom sizing option called “Create Your Own”.

Screenshot of dropbox to select size

Step 4: Copy Code + Add Widget

Once you’ve completed the above grab the section of code below the preview and head over to your WordPress dashboard.

Then go in to the “Appearance Tab” and then to “Widgets”

Screenshot of of how to add find and add widgets with text Aappearance and Available Widgets

Once the Widgets tab has opened you will grab a text widget (most themes should already have this built-in) and drag it over to your sidebar.

Then add a title – for mine, I did “Follow Along” you can do something similar to encourage followers!

Then paste the code you copied before into the text section of the widget.

(Make sure you are on the text edit side, not the visual editor side)

Then grab the second bit of code from the Widget builder and add that right below in your text widget.

It should look something like this.

Screenshot with text follow along

Once you have that pasted in click “Save” and then open up a window on your blog to make sure that it is working properly.

It should look similar to this:

Screenshot of Pinterest follow along heading with pins of baby's hand in adult's and words follow along and today mommy parenting tips

And there you have it! Only a few minutes and you’ve made your blog look more professional + encouraged more of your readers to click through and become Pinterest followers.

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McKinzie Bean
McKinzie is a mom of two, and a personal finance enthusiast. She loves teaching other moms how to save money, make money, and take control of their financial situation. She has started five profitable businesses and in college, she double-majored in Financial Planning and Psychology. You may have seen her in publications like Forbes, The US Chamber of Commerce, Yahoo Finance, Money.com, The Penny Hoarder, & more.

2 thoughts on “How To Add A Pinterest Widget To Your WordPress Sidebar”

  1. Love this! The Pinterest Widget looks so professional and makes it super easy for people to follow me. Your instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I think it actually took less than 5 minutes! Thank you!

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