Bloggers love Pinterest!
Yes, I am a designer, but I am also a blogger at heart, too.
And the designer in me can’t help, but like to use customized images for all my blogging needs.
And yes I love social media, especially Pinterest.
Pinterest is the bread and butter of sharing for most bloggers. And no you don’t have to just be a crafty or foodie blogger for this.
Any images you put into a blog article is fair game for pinning on Pinterest to get your post extra exposure through this social media outlet.
And if you blog on either Wordpress or Blogger, then there are indeed social media share buttons (Pinterest included) on each post if you have set up your social sharing buttons for posts correctly.
However, if you have ever read your fair share of blogs, you know many blogs have these cute little Pinterest “Pin It” buttons on all post images when you hover over these images.
If you would like to make your own Pinterest ‘Pin It’ button to use on all images in your articles, then sit back to find out how to do this on PicMonkey (yes I love them and as you know am a professed fan) now.
First things first, I like to match my themes font or at least use a font that works with my blog’s overall feel.
For this reason, I use Dafont, which has in my estimation the best overall amount of fonts to try download and use on the Internet.
Once I have searched, chosen and downloaded a font the fun can begin.
Steps in Creating a Custom Pinterest “Pin It” Button:
1. Go to PicMonkey & Choose “Design”
2. Edit the Color Code to Match the Color You Want.
3. Pick the Text You want to use from the text tab and use the “Yours” tab. Then you can indeed scroll down and find the font you want that is on your own computer and font book.
4. Add the selected text box and type “Pin It”.
5. Make sure to center the text and now use ‘Shape Cutouts in the sidebar menu for Frames with the ‘Heart Shape’. Keep the background transparent.
6. Now we will make the text color white by using the color code: “ffffff”.
7. Enlarge the text and put the words “Pin It” on separate lines by entering the “It” text.
8. Now Make Sure to Save Your New Custom Pin It Button to Your Computer.
Once you have your Custom Pin It Button, you will need to upload the image to either your Blogger or WordPress Blog.
How do you do that?
- For Blogger, I wrote an actual tutorial here on how to indeed insert a custom button here.
- For WordPress, you can upload a plugin called, jQuery Pin It Button for Images. I use this plugin myself and it is very easy to set up in the plugin settings, you will need to be in the visual tab to copy over your image URL. Below is a screenshot of how I set the plugin for my custom “Pin It” image up:
And there you have it, a basic tutorial on how to create your very own Custom Pinterest ‘Pin It’ Button for all your pinnable blog images.