Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Have you checked that your Pin It buttons are working lately?


When I was pinning entries to the latest Food on Friday, I kept finding Pin It buttons that weren't working properly - they wouldn't find the image or title for the post.  This makes it a lot harder for people to pin your work.

I suggest you go to one of your posts and test this out.  If it isn't working properly you need to change the code you are using for the button.  I have posted about this here.  This is the code I used on Carole's Chatter and it seems to be working fine.
Pin It

7 comments:

  1. Hi Carole, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  2. Hi, Carole! I wanted to share this with you. This is where I get my horizontal share buttons on my blog and he's updated his code with the fix to the Pin It button issue! I just edited my template with the new code, pinned one of my posts, and I can verify it works! :)

    http://www.bloggersentral.com/2012/01/aligning-google-1-twitter-and-facebook.html

    Then I use one of the variations on this page to add my StumbleUpon button:

    http://www.digitalkonline.com/blog/bid/54870/How-to-Add-Social-Media-Sharing-Buttons-to-your-Blogger-Posts

    Hope this helps!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  3. I was using the same 'pin it' button you have above, but then at one point it wouldn't install correctly anymore and it would mess up the entire post. I should try it again quickly to test it out..

    Thanks for sharing for WW :)
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  4. I am so over the pin it buttons. I had them and loved them and then they stopped working so I "fixed" it and then it disappeared so I ended up just chucking the code out the window (so to speak) and gave up. Pinterest is fun but the button was making my site so much slower to use. Thank you so much for sharing this because I honestly thought I was the only one experiencing problems. I am going to try what you suggested when I get home!

    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already!

    Aloha,

    Jean What Jean Likes

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  5. When I click the pin it image on this post I get the message about images not being found.

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  6. Your newest follower fromNO RULES Weekend Blog Party..
    please follow back!
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  7. hi! stopping by from thee networking blog hop! i'm one of the co-hosts and just wanted to say thanks so much for joining the hop and following my blog. Following you now :)

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