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Pinterest "follow button" or "profile widget" problem

  1. How do I add a Pinterest "follow button". The code on the Pinterest website does not work. I also tried to add a Pinterest "Profile Widget" but also here the code does not function. Anyone can help? tnx, E.

    The blog I need help with is shoptheday.com.

  2. How do I add a Pinterest "follow button". The code on the Pinterest website does not work. I also tried to add a Pinterest "Profile Widget" but also here the code does not function. Anyone can help? tnx, E.

    The blog I need help with is shoptheday.com.

  3. I am having the same issue with all my former "follow buttons".

  4. You put the code for the Pinterest follow button in a text widget.
    1. Go to this site, choose which one of the red Follow Me images you want, and copy the code for it. http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/
    Generated a preview of the button to look like here:
    http://business.pinterest.com/widget-builder/#do_follow_me_button
    and then I took a screen shot of that button and save it.
    Upload the image as a jpeg into your Media Library and next you will then add the image (with a link to your pinterest page) into a text widget.

    2. Go to your widgets > Appearance > Widgets and select a text widget.http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    3. Paste the Pinterest follow button code into the text widget, "save" the widget, "close" the widget and place it where you want it to display in your sidebar.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/#adding-an-image

    4. See here too > sharing > http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/

  5. Hi timechief,

    The instructions you gave don't work. Here's what I get (example with Pinterest's infos; WordPress theme Forever):

    Pinterest user URL: http://pinterest.com/pinterest/
    Full Name: Pinterest
    Pinterest follow button code: Pinterest
    Code after saving it in text widget: Pinterest

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!

  6. Sorry... I'm trying again removing the first and last < > so you can see the code. Hope it works...

    Pinterest user URL: http://pinterest.com/pinterest/
    Full Name: Pinterest
    Pinterest follow button code: a data-pin-do="buttonFollow" href="http://pinterest.com/pinterest/">Pinterest</a
    Code after saving it in text widget (there is no button): a href="http://pinterest.com/pinterest/">Pinterest</a

  7. Hi,

    I just saw from another thread that WordPress doesn't support java script code. I guess this is why it doesn't work.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-add-pinterest-profile-widget-to-wordpress?replies=18

  8. this website worked!
    http://www.bloggersentral.com/2012/02/how-to-add-pinterest-follow-button.html

    make sure to put your username and erase "USERNAME" and it worked for me! I have been working on this for a few days and pinterest's buttons did not work for me either- but this one did!
    http://www.happycreature.com

    hope it works for you!

  9. Yes, it works, there's no javascript! Thanks!

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