I have recently mastered the art of adding a pin it button to my blog, which took a few hours to get it just how I wanted it. I thought it would be a simple task of installing a WordPress plugin – how wrong was I. My biggest problem was the button would not show up on my images. After trying several different plugins, I came across one that did what I was asking of it. I think it may have been to do with how WordPress now handles images after the 4.4.1 update, but I can’t be sure. Anyway, headache over… the following is my “how to” so hopefully others are saved from the time-consuming learning curve I got to enjoy.

What you will need:

A wordpress.org blog or website.
Your pin button image (in a file format that you know the pixel dimensions of).

Step one: Install the Frizzly plugin from wordpress.org

Frizzly 1Once you have Frizzly installed, it should appear on your dashboard menu in the backend of your site.
Just like this (left image).

Step two: Click on Button Sets from the menu (not to be confused with button settings). Create a new button set by dragging the button titles you would like across to the left side column under selected buttons. Name set and save. I am only using the Pinterest button for this example.
Frizzly New Button Set
Step three: Go to themes on the menu and create a new theme. This is where you will need the url of your uploaded image and the pixel dimensions of this image. Name and save.

Frizzly New Theme

Step four: Put it all together on the Frizzly menu under the tab “Hover”. Choose the dimentions of the images you want to show the buttons (this is important because if you miss this it will try to show it on all images no matter how small – not a good look for social icons). Choose the position of the button, select the Button Set you created and your Theme and save!

Frizzly Settings
Frizzly Settings cont

I have only shown the basics that this plugin can achieve, it has lots more advanced options to play around with to make you blog or site so much more shareable. I am very grateful to the clever people who make all these amazing things which make blogging so much better. If you appreciate this plugin please make a donation to Marcin Skrzypiec the plugin author – you can do this just under the tabs on the Frizzly Settings page of the plugin. Enjoy!

(P.S. this is NOT a sponsored post)