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trying to add pinterest and linky followers to my side bar

  1. cristinasbookreviews
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    how do i add pinterest and linky followers widgets to my sidebar??
    Blog url: http://cristinasbookreviews.wordpress.com/

  2. I don't believe the code for those works here. If you post it here between backticks I can take a look for you.

  3. Yes, I tried to add it, too, and it wouldn't work. Too bad, because a lot of my profession's apps and resources are shared on Pin and I want to be able to share.

  4. Make a text widget and link to it.

  5. Hello there,
    You can use any widget that has pure HTML but you cannot use any widgets that contain restricted codes like iframes or JavaScript widgets. In the case of Pinterest, you cannot use the Pin-it Javascript code on a WordPress.com blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    But you can 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/

    2. Then, 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. Please see here for enabling sharing buttons http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/ including Pinterest on your blog.

  6. re: Linky widget
    I know what you are referring to and we cannot use that on a free hosted WordPress.com blog due to code restrictions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/ There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot install any plugins. There are no back-linking scheme widgets of that nature supplied by WordPress.com.

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