How To Create Pin it Button Under 3 Minutes Without Any Plugin





You will see many sites across the internet when you move your cursor on the image and small Pin it button comes automatically and they are getting huge traffic from Pinterest. I am going to show you the easiest way to do this complex work and you don’t need to install any expensive plugin for that. This is a very easy and free way to do add this Pin it now button on all the images across your blog.

Why should you do this?

Pinterest can become the best traffic source for your website. You will get high-quality traffic from the United States and the United Kingdom which is the really great thing about it. If you making money from Adsense, you can boost your advertising income and if you have an affiliate or e-commerce website then you will get good buyers from Pinterest at free of cost using this technique.


How To Add Pin It Button Manually

What is Pin it Button on Images?

I am going to show you demo image where Pinit button is not installed.

Before the Pin it Button

Before Pinit button






After the Pin it Button.

When someone moves the cursor around the image, the small Pinterest save button comes. You can move the cursor around the image on this blog and can see the actual pin it button.

Pinit Button Image demo

How to add Pinterest Save (Pin it )Button on images?

First Step :

You need to go to the official Pinterest site first.

If you want the large save it button on the image, then select the ”large” option. I use particularly this option for my website as you can see this. If you want just the logo of the Pinterest on the image then you can choose the ”Small” option.

I prefer the ”large” option because more people will pin the image when they will see the “save it now” option with Pinterest logo.

Second Step:

You need to copy that code and paste it into notepad.

Third Step :

You need to paste this code now into WordPress theme editor.

First, you need to go to the dashboard of the WordPress blog.

Then click on the left side “Appearance”, then click on “Editor”, Then click on “Footer.php”

After that scroll down and paste this code above the body tag.

Here is the pathway – blog dashboard -Appearance-Them Editor-Footer to paste this code.

You can see the below image to get the exact idea of where to paste this code.
wordpress theme editorNote: If you have a child theme of WordPress then, add into that. The Pinterest code will be forever on your blog.

If you have not a child theme then also you can add the code as I have shown to you. But if you have updated the WordPress theme after some time then, this code might get rewritten and you have to follow this procedure again.

However, If you don’t like to do manually, you can use the WordPress plugin.

How To Create Pin It Button Using Free WordPress Plugin

I have used so many WordPress plugins for that and I am using this one Pinterest Pin it Button plugin right now.

You can check this out and you can install and use it on your site.

Please use the following settings for effective use of this plugin.

This is a setting section of the screenshot of the plugin to get a better understanding.

Pinterest Pin it button plugin settings

JQuery Pin It Button

This is also a free WordPress plugin to create save it button for Pinterest.The plugin is really nice and easy to use.

Click here to visit JQery Pin it button for WordPress.

Add Pin It Button Using Paid WordPress Plugin

This is one of the best and easiest way to add a Pinterest save button to your blog post. I am using Social warfare plugin to do this task. I really love this plugin. You can see the screenshot to get the idea of this plugin’s overall feature. Click here to check out Social warfare plugin.

Social warefare save button

Social Warfare Benefits

-You can customize the location of the Pinterest icon and even its height and width. This makes your hover icon more impressive and clickable, so you can expect more traffic to your site.

-There are many cool features of social ware plugins like beautiful social icons and you can place anywhere into your site. It has customize option for mobile visitors and it looks really stunning on mobile devices.

-You can add up to 15 social media icons on your blog. You can show the share count of social media platforms on your blog post.You can see the share count number of this blog post.

-This is a very light plugin compared to another heavy coded plugin. If you want to rank your site on google, you need a fast loading web page. Most of the social media sharing plugins slow down your site and you are losing huge traffic because of negative effects on SEO.So I do suggest you use fast loading social media sharing plugin. Social warfare is relatively fast loading plugin.

Click Here To Visit Social Warfare Plugin

Please share your favorite plugins for Pin it button on image hover in the comment section So I will look into it and update the post with your suggestions.


There are many ways to create Pin it button for your blog.I think you must use Pin it button if you are optimizing your site for the Pinterest. You will see a great result by using this simple method.

I will suggest using the paid plugin to create this button. But if you are on a tight budget you can use the freeways to create button but I must suggest to add Pin it button on your site.

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2 thoughts on “How To Create Pin it Button Under 3 Minutes Without Any Plugin”

  1. I have a child theme on my website and pasting the code in the editor didn’t work for me. Can you be more specific about where to put it? I don’t have a “footer.php” option. I only have a Stylesheet and Theme Functions.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hey Abbie,

      Thank you for your comment.I am sorry i can’t help you with this.I don’t have a child theme so I don’t know how this works.I use generatepress pro and It doesn’t require to build child theme.I use right now social warfare plugin for the Pinterest icon on images.


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