You all know my excitement for Pinterest (<– click there) – it IS fun! (You can follow me on Pinterest too: dcpdad). There are several ways to “pin” from blogs directly to Pinterest, but now there is a more automated and professional way of having your blog posts show up on Pinterest!
If you are interested in trying out WP Pinner – please leave a comment or drop me an email. I will help you get into the next beta round invite group!
Huge productivity and control with WP Pinner! Take a look at these details and videos from WP Pinner:
The Ultimate Pinterest dashboard inside your own WordPress admin area
WP Pinner is a WordPress plugin to manage your Pinterest account. With this plugin you can easily auto-pin WordPress posts, schedule your pins throughout the day, auto-follow users to get noted and keep track of your account (CTR, clicks, likes, repins, reach, etc). This will definitely help you to get more out of your Pinterest efforts!
You know what’s best? It’s 100% free and it’s running from your own WordPress admin which means less work and full control. Why not use it?
THE STORY BEHIND WP PINNER
So, what’s the story behind WP Pinner? Some of it is already summarized in other blogposts, but not everything.
We are two WordPress fanatics who only started using Pinterest about a month ago (yes, we’re late to the party). We were surprised there wasn’t any (good) way of managing your Pinterest account so we decide to start building an “All-In-One” WordPress plugin to auto-pin blogposts, schedule pins, follow users and keep track of all statistics such as likes, repins, followers and traffic stats.
When Pinerly started to take over the blogosphere a few weeks ago we were a bit shocked (there’s quite an overlap), but soon enough we realized there’s a huge demand for a self-hosted system so users can manage their Pinterest account(s) from their WordPress admin. Besides we have some features they won’t be able to replicate, such as auto-pinning (WordPress) posts.
So far we’ve been proven right: even though the plugin hasn’t been released yet, 2,254 people have shown interest in this plugin so far!
We’ve created a simple video that shows the current state of the plugin.Please don’t hold the quality of the video against us. We’re WordPress fanatics, not video fanatics
Wilco & Mark
We offer this plugin for free and we don’t ask any donations etc, but we do ask you to help spread the word.. So if you’re reading this, would you mind sending a blogpost or tweet out? Thanks!
We love Pinterest! Truly, we think it’s a great new platform which has a lot of potential. However, ever since we started using Pinterest we noticed there are some flaws in their system.. For starters, there’s no good way of having insights in your statistics. Yes, you can see how many repins and likes a certain pin has, but how did that evolve over time? What’s the total reach? How much traffic did you actually get from that pin?
That’s just one of the flaws we noticed. We decided to take action and start building a great tool that would solve all these issues. The perfect Pinterest management system, so to speak. A system that would not only get you new insights, but should also have features that will help you get more followers and post new content, for example.
Since we’re also WordPress fanatics, we decided to create a WordPress plugin to do this. You might be thinking: “Aren’t there already Pinterest plugins for WordPress?” Yes, there are. But these are all front-end plugins to make it easier for your user to pin an image to their Pinterest account. There’s no plugin out there that is able to give you detailed statistics regarding your pins and account, nor do other plugins have the capability to auto-post WordPress posts to Pinterest.
Like the title says, the game is ON! We’re working hard on this plugin, and hoping to release the first beta version really-really soon!
Wilco & Mark