Getting started with Pinterest

Note: This article refers to the legacy version of the Website Builder. If you signed up to the HostPapa Website Builder after March 11 2020, you’re on the new version of the Website Builder. For help, go here.

Linking your Pinterest boards to your site is a great way to get traffic. Not only is it fun to share your favorite products, projects and engage with your audience, but you can also add buttons to your Online Store which may help increase your sales.

Adding a “Follow Me” button
Here’s how to add your Pinterest follow button to your site using the HTML Code Widget:

  1. In your website builder, drag and drop the HTML Code Widget (located in Widgets > Popular) onto your page.
  2. Paste your code (use right-click > paste or Ctrl-V to paste) into the HTML Editor.
  3. Click Save.

Here’s how to add your Pinterest follow button to your site using the Text Widget:

  1. Click on the HTML button on the Text Editing Toolbar.
  2. Paste your code (use right-click > paste or Ctrl-V to paste) into the HTML Editor.
  3. Click OK to return to editing text.

If you are editing a blog post, you can insert your Pinterest follow button using the HTML button on the blog’s Text Editing Toolbar (this works the same as a Text Widget).

Adding a “Pin It” button
Follow these steps If you would like to add a “Pin It” button to your site:

  1. Go to http://pinterest.com/about/goodies and set up your embed code.
  2. Copy the code provided.
  3. Drag and drop the HTML Code Widget onto your page.
  4. Paste the code into the HTML Editor.
  5. Click Save.

Verify your domain
Follow the steps below to verify your domain on Pinterest so that your website shows the full URL:

  1. Log in to your Pinterest account.
  2. Change the Pinterest account URL to your account name e.g. http://www.pinterest.com/hostpapawebsitebuilder (replace hostpapawebsitebuilder with your login name).
  3. Click on the pen icon in the bottom-right corner of the banner (located at the top of the page).
  4. The Edit Profile screen will open up.
  5. Enter your site’s URL next to Website as: http://www.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain with your domain name).
  6. Click on Verify Website.
  7. Click on the Verify with a meta tag link. This will display a meta tag which will look something like this: <meta name=”p:domain_verify” content=”9eb763b8a48d92e1e0386b355c220efc” />
  8. Copy the meta tag.
  9. Back on your HostPapa Website Builder site, click on Site > Tracking > Site Tracking Code.
  10. Paste the code into the Header Code pane on the right-hand side of the screen.
  11. Republish your HostPapa Website Builder site.
  12. In your Pinterest account, you will see a checkmark next to your site’s URL to indicate that it is a verified website.

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