Rich Pins show metadata right on the Pin itself, giving Pinners a richer experience and increasing engagement. There are 4 types of Rich Pins: app, article, product and recipe Pins.
Rich Pins work by displaying metadata from marked up pages on your website. Once you've applied for Rich Pins, any content on your site with metadata will turn into a Rich Pin when a user saves it.
Setup Rich Pins on a Showit Blog
Setting up Rich Pins is a two-step process.
- Add Pinterest Rich Pin support on your blog (through a plugin)
- Confirm the Blog with Pinterest
We will outline the steps below, but you can also read more on Pinterest's support article for the latest information.
1. Adding Pinterest Rich Pins to a Showit Blog
Using the free Yoast plugin in Wordpress
If Yoast is not installed on your blog, you can install it by going to Plugins > Add New and search for Yoast. Then Install and Activate the plugin.
First, make sure that Open Graph is enabled in the Yoast plugin. To get there, log into your Wordpress admin and click on the Yoast plugin:
After, go to Pinterest tab and add your Pinterest confirmation:
Make sure you go to the Facebook tab to ensure the Open Graph is Enabled, then save:
2. Confirm the Blog with Pinterest
Note: You only need to validate 1 blog post URL to apply for Rich Pins on your entire domain. No need to submit all of your URLs!
Next, go to https://developers.pinterest.com/tools/url-debugger/ and enter a URL to a blog post that contains rich pin data.
Then, the validator will run and you will see an validation confirmation and apply now link. Verify the domain name is correct. Choose HTML and click “Apply Now”.
Hint: If you scroll down, you will see a sample of the information available for rich pins.
Last, you will see a confirmation that your application was processed. Pinterest will contact you after reviewing your site.
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