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#1 2013-11-12 16:53:14

Karsten
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Registered: 2011-04-24
Posts: 41

[howto] Add a Pinterest pin this page button to your articles

I’m new at Pinterest and I noticed the standard widgets they offer are only pre-programmed pin buttons, rather than dynamically generated pin buttons that allow you to pin a specific article from your site. Hence I did the following: I combined their pin-button code with a bit of TXP:

<txp:if_individual_article>

<a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<txp:permlink />&media=http://www.YOUR-PAGE.com/images/<txp:php> echo htmlspecialchars($GLOBALS['thisarticle']['article_image']); </txp:php>.png&description=<txp:title />" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_gray_20.png" /></a>

</txp:if_individual_article>

This generates a button that allows users to pin a specific article, uses the article_image (.png change if you like) and the article_title.

I’m sure there is an easier way to echo the url for your article image, but this works for me.

:)

{Edited to add some Textile for code display. – Uli}

Last edited by uli (2013-11-12 19:52:24)

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#2 2013-11-12 16:57:19

etc
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Registered: 2010-11-11
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Re: [howto] Add a Pinterest pin this page button to your articles

Karsten wrote:

I’m sure there is an easier way to echo the url for your article image, but this works for me.

If I remember well, it was <txp:custom_field name="article_image" /> :)

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#3 2013-11-12 17:01:12

colak
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Re: [howto] Add a Pinterest pin this page button to your articles

Or simpler <txp:article_image />:)


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#4 2013-11-19 18:04:51

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 2,633

Re: [howto] Add a Pinterest pin this page button to your articles

You’re both right. It depends on the image URL format. Here’s the scoop from Stef:

forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?pid=275682#p275682

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