Make Your Posts Pop on Pinterest with Article Rich Pins for WordPress
Rich Pins for Articles lets you to show off extra details on every pin of your posts, new or old.
Post details like author, title, description and site name don’t appear on regular pins, but they will with Rich Pins.
Here’s an example of a pin with Article Rich Pins enabled:
Even the smaller pins on the initial Pinterest pinboard view get a boost, now showing off the site icon, site name and post title. Without rich pins none of these show up.
Technically, you just need to add hidden “meta data” code to each of your posts with all the details. Pinterest spells out these details for developers.
But who wants to do that right?
The Article Rich Pins WordPress plugin automatically pulls in all the necessary post details and populates the Rich Pin data for you.
What about pins of old posts?
They’re taken care of. After your site is verified by Pinterest, just take a look at your old pins and you’ll see for yourself.
There’s absolutely no work you have to do going forward to enable rich pins for future posts either.
How do I easily validate each post?
There’s a link to the validator on each post edit screen so you don’t have to copy and paste for each check.
On the Rich Pin validator you should see green symbols all the way down each field.
If you’re curious as to where this plugin is pulling Rich Pin data from, it’s also displayed on your post edit screen, like this:
Need more info about Article Rich Pins?
Here’s a few articles and references about Article Rich Pins:
- Introducing Article Rich Pins – Official Pinterest blog
- Pinterest Announces Rich Pins for Articles – Hubspot blog
- Pinterest pushes for the read-it-later market with new article pins – The Next Web
- Article Rich Pin Specifications
- Rich Pin Validator – This plugin provides a link on each post edit screen to quickly validate all fields with Pinterest.
Note: You’ll need to verify your website and apply for rich pins with Pinterest in addition to installing this plugin.