I’m learning more and more about Pinterest each day. I use it at work to post images that promote the college I work for. We’ve got our first student blogger, or Pinner, posting to a Tumblr account and then pinning her pics on our Pinterest page for one specific board. It’s a start. The demographics are overwhelmingly female, but that’s more than half our student population so… you never know.
But in the meantime, I’m sure having fun with my own. I found a plugin I like called Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest, a WordPress plugin by the Alpine Press. It creates a shortcode that you place on the post or page. You can adjust the shortcode and preview it within the plugin for various layout choices, lightboxes and whether or not an image will click over to the Pinterest page or simply just load an image. I like it so much (and it’s extremely easy to use) I will check out their other plugins for Instagram and Flickr. They also make plugins for 500, Picassa, Smug Mug and Tumblr.
Besides using the shortcode on a post or page there’s also a widget that has the same options for display in a sidebar. Very nice, indeed.
Here is one of my boards using the setting to pull images from a board (you can also just have it pull your most recent “pins”) using the “floor” style:
It ain’t easy being green
Georgia Gwinnett College – student pinning to GGC Fashion Board