Simply Pinterest uses the Pinterest "pin it" button to help you promote Pinterest sharing on your blog. It's simple to configure your blog's default settings then customize on a per-post or per-image basis. No matter where the post is pinned from it will always credit the permalink (no more archive pages being pinned!) Using the best SEO practices this free plugin makes it obvious and simple to your visitors that they should share your great content on Pinterest!
Pinterest has fast become one of the highest traffic generating social media platforms for bloggers.
More and more lifestyle, food, DIY and photography bloggers everywhere are seeing more traffic from Pinterest than Facebook and Google than they have before. There are a few easy ways to boost your traffic leveraging Pinterest and this plug will help make it easy for you!
Simply Pinterest is easy to configure. Set your blog's default setting in
Setting > Pinterest Settings
Choose the color, positioning and design of the Pinterest "Pin it" button using the native Pinterest design which your visitors will recognize and engage with quickly.
Easily disable the button on pages or posts
If there is a page or post you want to disable the Pin it button over your images just check the
Disable Pin It button for all images in this post checkbox on the edit post or edit page screen.
Change settings for specific images
If there is an image in a post you want to disable the button or change the settings on you can do that easily trough the WordPress Visual editor. Once the image has been added to your post click the pencil edit button and choose your settings for that image.
Set your defaults and then just override for specific images
It's as easy as: set it and forget it!
Because Pinterest is so popular your visitors are are familiar with the Pin button and since your content is high quality they're happy to share and save it for later!
That's what makes Pinterest so different from other social networks - it's not just about sharing; it's also about currating your lists of your favorite posts.
Pinterest is a great platform to share, save and promote content from blogs on many subjects!
/simply-pinterest/and all of it's contents to the plugin directory
Add Plugin Through Admin
Can I swap the button with my custom graphic?
No, there are other plugins that specialize in that functionality. Simply Pinterest is intended to stand out using Pinteret's signature "pin it" button; when something stands out to your visitors they are more likely to see it and click it than if it blended in with your blog's design.
How do I customize the default Pin description?
When you add an image to your post you can customize the "title" or "alt" text for the image through the WordPress admin, this text is what the plugin uses to pre-populate the Pin's description. This way you can customize your text depending on what image they click to pin. in
Settings > Pinterest Settings you can automatically append content to the default description like:
- from MyBlog.example.com
Does it work on mobile?
Yes there is a setting to always display the button when on a mobile device!
Will this work on my WordPress.com blog?
This plugin is designed for self hosted or WordPress.org blogs. Submit a feature request to suggest other blog platforms.
If you think you've found a bug in the Simply Pinterest plugin here's what to do:
Go to the Github issues page to see if your bug has already been addressed. If you haven't found a solution you can report a bug by clicking "New issue" on that page. Please be as detailed as you can and provide a link to a working example, if possible. Submitting an issue requires you to register a free Github account but this is how the developer(s) keep any bugs, tasks and features organized.
You can also email your bug or issue to
If you have a feature request for this plugin go to the issues page and see if that feature has already been requested. If it has been, leave a comment to let us know you're interested in it too. If your awesome feature idea isn't listed, click "New issue" to add it to the list and we'll let you know if we think it's a good fit with the mission of the plugin.
If you're a developer and you'd like to help support this free & open source plugin you can fork & submit your pull requests on GitHub. Check out the issues we have marked open and are looking for help with to start. The creator of the plugin, Terri Ann Swallow, reserves the right to incorperate only pull requests that align with the plugin's mission and long term goals.
Terri Ann Swallow
Terri Ann has been blogging, building websites and working with WordPress for 10+ years. By combining her skills in social media marketing, blogging and web development she brings you the highest quality and simple WordPress plugins.