Pinterest, the site launched 3 years ago has now become the fastest growing website till today and now even beating the World’s no.1 social networking site, yes! That’s Facebook in terms of referral traffic. In case if you’re living under rock for last few years, Pinterest is a photo sharing social sharing site, where users are allowed to create their pin-boards such as events, interests, and hobbies etc. The most interesting part of the site is that here user “re-pin” (share) your stuff rather of just giving the like love, as in case of Facebook. And further, their friends are going to share your stuff too, if they loved it. I know, you must be wondering about the kind of traffic you could gain using Pinterest over your site?
Let me put more, Pinterest facts on the table first, according to BloomReach’s analysis:
- On an average visit, a user spent more time on Pinterest, than any other site on the internet! I.e. 15.8 minutes per visit, followed by Facebook’s 12.8 minutes, on an average user visit.
- Traffic originates from Pinterst, spent 60% more time than the traffic arrives from Facebook.
- Pinterest traffic tends to convert in to a sale, 22% more time, than of Facebook. Affiliate marketers, can you notice the difference and possibilities.
- Pinterest traffic, bounced lesser, just 75% in comparable to Facebook’s 90%.
- Pinterest users, views 1.6 pages on an average visit of a site, while the Facebook users viewed only 1.6 pages on an average visit – That’s a flat 81% difference.
If those facts above alone, aren’t enough to make you convince what quality traffic you could drive to your WordPress blog using Pinterest, therefore I had added a Pinterest Infographic below with the courtesy of Modea, filled with jaw dropping facts about Pinterest.
Now that, you’ve enjoyed the above Infographic and came to know about the most of the facts about Pinterest, and its great referral traffic, you must be wondering about how to put Pinterst “Pin-it” button on your WordPress blog!
Of course! there are official ways to put Pinterest buttons on your site, but why to get your hands messy with those codes and snippets when you could, easily place “Pin it” buttons on your site within a few clicks, thanks to the WordPress Plugins. There are numerous WordPress Plugins to Pinterest-ize your WordPress blog and today, I had compiled a list of every single free Pinterest plugins that could open doors for a better referral traffic to your blog, than the Facebook as well as, Twitter, combined!
Let’s take no more time and firstly, check out the list of these :
Free Pinterest WordPress plugins
Pinterest Pin it button
It’s the most popular Pinterest plugin in the WordPress Plugin repository and adds a “Pin it” button within your posts in a mere 2 minutes. Your readers can pin images from your posts and you can also set the default image of a post to be appeared on Pinterest, on pinning specific posts from your site.
Pinterest RSS Widget
If you want to put a Widget on your blog’s sidebar with the latest content from a Pinterest user’s RSS feed, that shows images and their description, plus it also allows you to put an official “Follow me button on Pinterest” in various sizes, beneath the list of the pins.
Pinterest Pit It button for Images
My personal favorite, this plugin takes a step ahead and put the “Pin it” button right on the each images of your blog posts. That’s more beneficial, as more images pinned and you’ll get more links to your posts instead of a single “Pin” of an entire post. Your users just have to hover over the image, they are interested to Pin, and they could see “Pin it” button for an easy share.
Pinterest Pinboard Widget
A popular pinboard plugin for WordPress, it allows you to quickly embed a widget on your sidebar with a design that resembles more of the original pinboards on Pinterest. It displays the original thumbnails, right from the Pinterest. Also comes with built-in caching functionality that caches your most recent pins after every 15 minutes.
Pinterest Pin It Button
Another simple WordPress plugin for Pinterest, which lets you to put “Pin it” button, on every posts. It also integrates shortcode functionality, to easily implement “Pin it” button wherever you want it to appear additionally.
Pin It on Pinterest
Pin it on Pinterest, is a yet another WordPress Plugin to place “Pin it” buttons at the end of your posts, and claimed to predetermine what gets “Pinned” at Pinterest. Once you installed the plugin, you could see an extra form below of your post editor in the WordPress backend where, you’ve to define the description, and an image to be associate the post with.
Pretty Pinterest Pins
A plugin to set up a widget on your sidebar, to display images, captions and links from your recent Pinterest activity. The widget is highly customizable, with the ability to fetch latest pins from any Pinterest user, show off only the pins from specific pin-boards, choose the number of Pins you want to list, show or hide the image caption and lastly enables you to put a Follow Me on Pinterest button below your pin list.
With the Pinterest badge plugin, you can display a widget on your blog that shows the freshly pinned images from your Pinterest account along with total number of people who are following you on Pinterest, plus a Follow me on Pinterest button. Additionally this plugin caches your Pinterest profile data, in order to eliminate the need of looking up Pinterest each time a page is loaded.
A complete package to put all of the Pinterest goodies on your blog, be it Pin it buttons, follow button or adding pinboard to your WordPress blog without any hassles. Also, it has shortcodes and PHP functions in case if you want manual implementation of any Pinterest assets on your site.
A must have Pinterest plugin, if you’re using NextGEN gallery on your WordPress blog, as it automatically adds Pin It button on every images within your NextGEN gallery. For ease of usage, it grabs the captions, image URL, and page URL data from the NextGEN gallery, on its own and syncs with the Pinterest API.
Pinterest image Pin
As the name clearly suggests, this plugin enables your blog’s visitors to easily pin individual images from your posts. It renders a “Pin it” button just beneath the images. Furthermore, it also allows you to add an official Pinterest follow at end of your posts.
My Pinterest badge
A plugin to show a widget on your blog’s sidebar, that will display the recent pins from your Pinterest profile and also displays the total no people who are following you on Pinterest, also displays number of likes and a follow me on Pinterest button.
Pinterest “Follow” Button
Just want to display a follow me on Pinterest button on your sidebar? this could be the perfect solution just drag, the widget to the sidebar, enter your username and you’re done. You can also select from 8 official follow button images or else you can define your own image. It also let you to put a Pinterest follow button wherever you want, using shortcode.
Alpine Pinterest Photo tile for WordPress
A yet another WordPress plugin to showcase your recent Pinterest image in your sidebar, post area, or within your pages. It has a shortcode generator that quickly allows you to insert the widget anywhere into the posts without dealing with any sort of codes. Furthermore, comes with built-in multiple styles for an easy customization and bundled lightbox feature.
My Pinterest Badge
My Pinterest badge plugin for WordPress is an easy to customize and adds a widget that shows the recent pins from any of your Pinterest profile. Alike of other similar plugins, it also displays the total number of people who are following you on Pinterest, along with the follow button.
A fairly easy plugin, that just adds a simple widget on your sidebar of your WordPress blog, There’s nothing more to configure, except the number of images to display from your Pinterest feed, the username and title of the widget and that’s it!
Pinterest for Galleries
Are you using galleries a lot in your posts? this plugin could be a great way for you to Pinterest-ize your posts, and adds a Pin it button on each image of a native WordPress gallery. Make sure, it doesn’t works with NextGEN gallery. It comes with no options under the hood, just install and activate!
Pinterst Site verification
Another plugin to verify Pinterest meta tag for your WordPress blog, just install the plugin and put the provided meta code and you had enabled Pinterest web analytic feature on your WordPress blog.
Pin Verify meta tag
Pinterest site verification is a light plugin, just an easy way to put Pinterest meta tag verification code without touching your header files. Just put the Pinterest meta tag, and once you’ll verify your site with Pinterest, a checkmark will appear in front of your profile page at Pinterest and also in Pinterest search results.
If you’re looking for an automated solution to manage your Pinterest account right from your WordPress dashboard? then your search might end up here. The WP Pinner auto-pins your WordPress posts to Pinterest, schedule your pins, auto-follow users as well as, tracks your account activity like, CTR, clicks, repins, reach and more. And best of all it’s free, completely. However, I had tried to make it work, but it seems like it has few glitches. Hopefully developer will release a fixed version sooner.
That was the complete list of best free WordPress Pinterest plugins available right now, if you found any of the such deserved plugin missing from this list then do let me know. Finally, if you had already installed any of the above Pinterest plugin on your blog, then please share your Pinterest traffic experience in the comments below.