I've had lots of requests on how to add a "Follow Me on Pinterest" button to the sidebar of your blog. If you're new to Pinterest...it's fabulous! It's a virtual pin board where you "pin" all your favorite things you find on the Internet to your own boards. It's like having a cork board for all different categories, right there in your own account!
If you want to see what Pinterest looks like...Click HERE to visit my Pinterest boards. I add new things to it all the time.
If you already have a Pinterest account and want to add the "Follow Me" button to your blog...here are the quick steps.
Click these pictures below to enlarge so you can see it better.
Log into your OWN Pinterest account...you must log in so your Pinterest address shows up in the HTML code.
- click the "About" drop down menu
- click on "Pin it Button"
Under the "FOLLOW BUTTON" section, there are several different styles to choose from. Click on the one that you would like...
A different HTML code will show up for each one.
Put your cursor over the code, right click and click COPY.
Now go to your Blogger dashboard...I'm still in the old interface, so I click DESIGN. In the new interface, I think you click LAYOUT.
Click ADD A GADGET...
A box will pop up. You can type a title in there if you want...not needed though.
In the main bigger box, put your cursor in there and right click then PASTE the code in there. For some reason lately, blogger or my mouse won't let me paste in these boxes. I can paste in other places, but not here.
If you have problems with right click pasting, just place the cursor in the box and then on your keyboard..
- hold down the Ctrl button and the "v" button at the same time. Should paste right in there
After it's pasted in the box, make sure you click SAVE
The new button will appear at the top of your sidebar.
If you want to move it down in a different spot on your side bar, DRAG and MOVE it down where you want.
If you move something you must click SAVE again.
There it is...a button that will link to your Pinterest account.
Hope this helps,