How To Add a Pinterest “Pin It” Button to Your WordPress Blog

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Are you looking for a way to add a Pinterest “Pin It” button to your WordPress blog? Adding a Pinterest Pin It button helps you easily save things on Pinterest that you’ve found useful on the web

You can use the following snippet to create a Pinterest “Pin It” button.


  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:
  2. function pin_js(){
       echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script>';
  3. Then, add this snippet to the location you wish to display the “Pin It” button within the single.php template file:
  4. <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php the_permalink(); ?>&description=<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">Pin It</a>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 12 Best WordPress Social Media Plugins.

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