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How to Add a Pinterest Button to Image Galleries in WordPress

by Waseem Abbas on Sep 21, 2018

Do you want to add a Pinterest “Pin It” Button on your WordPress image galleries? In the past few years, Pinterest has become an important social sharing platform with a great visual appeal. In this article, we will show you how to add Pinterest button to image galleries in WordPress. All you have to do is follow these three steps to get a Pinterest button on your images!

  • Step 1. Install and activate the Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 1. Add an Image Gallery in WordPress
  • Step 2. Add a Pinterest Button to the Image Gallery

Step 1. Install and activate the Envira Gallery plugin

To create an image gallery in WordPress, the first thing you need to do is install Envira Gallery.  Adding a Pin It button to your images requires a Plus license or better, and you’ll have to verify your license key by going to Envira Gallery » Settings.

Verify License Key

Step 2. Add an Image Gallery in WordPress

Upon activating Envira, go to Envira Gallery » Add New.

Uploading image files to Envira

In the images section under Envira Gallery Settings, you need to drag and drop the images that you want to add to your image gallery.

After adding the images, you should check out the Config settings which includes number of columns, theme, description, and more.

Envira Gallery Configuration Settings

Once you are satisfied with the settings, you can click on the Publish button.

You can find your gallery’s shortcode in a box on the right. This will allow you to add your gallery to a post or page in WordPress.

Envira Shortcodes Box

Copy this shortcode. After publishing your image gallery, go to Posts » Add New or edit an existing post where you want to display your image gallery.

Add Envira Gallery to New Post

Simply paste the shortcode in the visual editor anywhere you like in the post and click on the Publish button. It will show you the image gallery on your website.

Step 2. Add a Pinterest Button to the Image Gallery

A Pin It button will make it easy for your users to share your photos directly to Pinterest from your image galleries. Since we know the importance of Pinterest, we created a dedicated Pinterest Addon.

If you have a Plus license or better, you can go to the Addons tab to install and activate the Pinterest addon.

Envira Pinterest Addon

After activating the addon, you need to edit your image gallery and go to the new Pinterest tab to enable the Pinterest “Pin It” button.

Pinterest settings in Envira

You can also set the placement and color of Pinterest button. Once you are satisfied with the settings, click on the Update button.

Now you can visit your website and see the Pinterest button added to your image gallery in the lightbox view. If you want to tweak any settings, just go back to the Pinterest page.

Pinterest Button on an Image Gallery in WordPress

We hope this article helped you to learn how to add Pinterest button to image galleries in WordPress. Envira Gallery has many other helpful addons! Here are a few of your customization options with Envira.

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