While everyone is busy with Facebook and Twitter, another social network, Pinterest is rapidly gaining popularity on the web. If you are bored with your Facebook account, Pinterest can revitalize your interest in social networking. The latest in the social networking, Pinterest is like a virtual pin board that allows you to ‘pin-up’ literally anything- information, image, or videos to your profile. A great place to share, work, organize, and even invite comments, it resembles an online social scrapbook where you can gather information and images of your interest while inviting others comments and ideas.
An innovative way to promote your ideas, Pinterest has become a platform for individuals and businesses to promote their stuff. You can even organize your recipes, share outstanding ideas for decorating homes or planning weddings. Easy to handle and install, this free site has a clean interface, attracting brands to use it for content marketing. Therefore, if you also want to cash in on it for your WordPress website, we recommend you some startling Pinterest WordPress Plugins:
This is an ideal plugin for blogs allowing you ample flexibility. It links your profile to your blog and shows up the list of your blogs followers in the ‘follow’ button. Pinterest Badge also installs a widget for your pinned images on your Pinterest profile that are displayed on your blog. This badge can feature on your website as pin up posts similar to those on Pinterest. It keeps your website updated and gives it a formatted and stylish look.
Suitable for sidebars, this plugin shows updated pins and thumbnails from Pinterest. Easily customizable, this plugin helps you decide on the number of pins you choose to display while guarding the content you wish to keep privately. It updates you with other’s pin ups and is designed with an easy, to use interface, which can connect your site directly to your Pinterest profile through the “Follow me on Pinterest” button.
If you want to promote your stuff online, you can let your website visitors pin up your products by simply adding a “Pin It” button to your site. This lets you add vertical or horizontal pins and has features for text aligning. The “Pin It” Button allows the reader to select the image he wishes to pin. Once placed beneath or next to your content on the website, it allows visitors to pin content by even selecting a few excerpts from your site.
This is another version of Pinterest “Pin It” button that allows visual bookmarking, by simply clicking on the image, to pin it to your Pinterest profile. This automatically transfers its description along with its link. It does not require any configuration, and you only need to enable the plugin.
The Pinterest user’s RSS feed is constantly updated with the latest content by just placing a widget on your sidebar, which also shows up its thumbnail images alongside. A quick customization can provide you to determine the size and placement of your “Follow Me on Pinterest” button.
6. ETH Ultimate Photo Widget
This Widget is best suited for photo galleries and sites that have a large collection of photos such as Tumblr and Flickr. It allows easy retrieval of photos and sets them methodically in four display settings.
Pinterest is certainly the most convenient way to connect to people with common interests and get many inspirational ideas for discovering new things.
This guest post has been written by Sunil Makhan