Pinterest is one of the most popular social media out there and its popularity is growing with over 70 million users, putting more importance on it as a key part of promoting your WordPress blog’s content.
We’ve all heard of plugins that share your posts directly on Facebook or Twitter or Google+, but how many of you are using Pinterest to its full potential?
This post lists the best WordPress plugins to pin your blog posts’ images directly to your Pinterest account upon publishing.
FS Poster is a WordPress social media scheduler that lets you automate your Pinterest social sharing. The plugin allows you to schedule published posts from your website to social networks automatically. You can schedule or auto-post an unlimited number of posts to Pinterest boards and other 14 social media platforms.
The plugin shares the featured images as well as post images. When auto-posting to Pinterest, you can use different placeholder shortcodes to add additional information about the post such as title, excerpt, and so on. You can also write a custom message for each of the posts individually. Moreover, if you want to share/schedule custom images, content, and links to your Pinterest board that are not from your WordPress posts, you can do it through the Direct Share Panel.
Using the calendar view, you can see the number of scheduled posts. There is also a dedicated dashboard for keeping track of shared posts. This allows you to see the overall performance of the posts scheduled to Pinterest and compare stats with other platforms.
FS Poster is sold through Envato market. You will be asked to pay a $45-one time payment to use all features and future updates.
SNAP is a WordPress plugin aimed at automatically publishing posts from your WordPress blog to your social network accounts, including Pinterest.
The whole process is automated, so all you have to do is write your post and the corresponding featured images will automatically be pinned to your Pinterest board with backlinks to the post once it’s published.
This allows you to reach a wider audience and inform all your Pinterest followers of your latest posts. You have a choice between the free version in the WordPress plugin repository, or the premium version that offers some additional features.
These premium features include the ability to use scheduled and delayed postings, the ability to auto-repost existing posts from specific dates or periods, and a lot more.
This WordPress plugin on CodeCanyon allows you to create a Pinterest account, link it to your blog, and leave it to automatically pin images from your blog posts as they’re published.
It’s as simple as that – no need to manually add pins for every post you publish, the plugin will do all that for you, and you can choose whether you want it to pin all the images from a post or even just one. Another alternative is to have it pin just the featured image.
Besides all that it can also pin images from older posts – just add them to the pinning queue and let the plugin do the work. Each pin is also auto-linked to your posts, so as soon as a user clicks on the pin they will be re-directed to your WordPress blog post.
You can find out more about the features this plugin offers by watching this video overview. Finally, it’s pricing is quite fair too with its Regular License priced at $15.
As you can see, both plugins will do the job, and you can’t underestimate the power of social media, so plugins such as these are becoming a must for any serious bloggers out there.
You want your content shared on as many social media as possible; the further it reaches the more exposure you will get, and Pinterest is one of the most important social media today.
From our end, we’d recommend sticking to SNAP. With over 100,000 currently active installs and a strong 4.3 out of 5 rating on the WordPress plugin repository, it’s clear that SNAP has got a lot to offer, and in the end, you can use it for a lot more than just Pinterest.
What do you think of these two plugins? Are there any others we missed?
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