How to Source Pinterest Pins with a Dead Link

How to source pins with a bad link with one quick click via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtipsI am experiencing a bit of a lifestyle overhaul…I wish I could say the changes were part of a self-imposed refocus, but that would be a lie. It’s a bit more forced than that.

Currently, I am on a doctor-ordered elimination diet to help determine which foods I may have an intolerance to. What does that mean? I don’t get to enjoy dairy products, gluten, refined sugar or sugar supplements and no corn. It’s so close to the Whole30 program that I just decided to roll with it and try that out too.

Since I know you will ask…Yes. I really like Whole30. It’s given me a whole new perspective on food, eating, life in general. And yes, I will post more about it once I am farther into the program. 

That means I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest checking out Whole30 recipes. Here’s my Whole30/Paleo Pinterest Board if you’d like to follow along…

Follow Tauni (SNAP!)’s board Whole30/Paleo on Pinterest.

Here’s the thing, if you’ve never met a donut you didn’t like, eating a bunch of broccoli and kale really isn’t that appealing. Sorry! So I search and I search…

Every once in a while I come upon a photo that makes my mouth water and I think, “Eureka. I’ve found the recipe that will save my life.”

I bet you know what’s coming…I bet it’s happened to you…

I click.


Pinterest Broken Link Screen

The link takes me nowhere.


But, don’t despair. Today I am showing you how to source Pinterest pins with the click of a button (or a mouse).

Pin Search Chrome Extension

Meet the Pin Search Chrome Extension, a great work around tool for sourcing those pins on Pinterest with a dead link.

With just the click of a button, you can add additional functionality to Pinterest that may just rock your world. You can source all of those dead links.

How to source pins with a bad link via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips

This Chrome extension leverages the power of Google Image Search to provide you a wealth of information about the photo. Find the original link where the image appears, find similar images, find other images by the photographer who created the image…Yay!

Let’s walk through this…We’re going to use this great image from my friend Courtney

Paleo Spaghetti and Meatballs via Sweet C's DesignsLooks good, doesn’t it?

No link on Pinterest? No problem.

We’ve added the Pin Search extension and it now shows up with other Pinterest functionality when you hover over a photo. You can see it here…

How to source pins with a bad link via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips If I click on that search button, here’s what I get…

How to source pins with a bad link via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips

Image sourced. Cool, right?

It will also show you visually similar images…

Pin Search Chrome Extension 3

This is also a great way to search for ideas that may not be showing up on Pinterest

What do you think? Worth adding the one-click add?

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Best Pinterest Plugin for WordPress

Do you know the girls over at Paging Supermom? I love them. Not only that? I pretty much think they are straight-up genius…

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Recently, I was on the phone with Bettijo lamenting my annoyance with “Pin It” buttons. I love featuring other bloggers work, especially after catching posts they’ve linked up to Show & Tell Wednesday. The problem? Many of the Pinterest buttons on the market disable right click and save functionality. Not a big deal? Well, when you’re going through hundreds of sites to feature, it kind of is.

Well, I am just lucky to know Bettijo, because she’s a fixer. She jumped on the issue and  today she’s sharing what I believe is the best Pinterest plugin for WordPress currently on the market.

Without further ado, let’s have her share what she’s found out…

Best Pinterest Plugin for WordPress

So everybody knows Pinterest has been a total game changer for bloggers, and of course having a “Pin It” button in your blog posts is definitely a good idea. Have you noticed, though, that most of the plugins that add that nifty “Pin It” button over an image block the “Save-As” functionality? This tradeoff presents a big problem for bloggers who publish creative content that they hope will be shared by other bloggers.

"Get a Pin It button for your WordPress site and KEEP Save-As functionality! #bloggingtips

I hated to choose between having a Pin-It button and Save-As. While Pinterest is certainly important, so are incoming links to my content. I had previously installed the JQuery Pin It Button for images on my blog I selected this plugin because it lets you set various options to pre-fill as the pin’s description (including the images “ALT” tag, which is the selection I use). I also love having the option to force pins to a post’s permalink page rather than to my home page. Yet it still had the downfall of blocking the Save-As function… boo!

Miss Mandi over at has a lovely Pin-It button hard-coded into her website, and it left the Save-As function in tact. So I knew it was POSSIBLE! I wrote to my plugin’s author to see if there was something that could be done to fix this problem. He was very helpful, and once I explained the importance of the Save-As function, he was quick to come up with a fix.

Now here is how you can get this wonderful plugin installed on your WordPress blog:

How to Install a WordPress Plugin #bloggingtips

1. Go to the “Plugins” tab and select “Add New.”
2. Search for keyword “Jquery pin it button” then click on the “Install Now” link under the “jQuery Pin It Button for Images” result.
3. Once the plugin has installed click on the “Activate Plugin” link.

Once you’ve successfully installed and activated the plugin you should see a new option under the “Settings” tab in your WordPress admin called “jQuery Pin It Button for Images.” Select this option to customize the plugin’s settings for your blog.

Best Pin It Button Plugin Settings

This plugin’s settings page has three tabs, and you may want to familiarize yourself with the options within each since there is even the ability to add your own custom “Pin-It” images! However, what I want to be sure to point out to you is under the “Visual Options” tab, you need to have the top drop-down set to “Dynamic” in order to keep “Save-As” working.

"Get a Pin It button for your WordPress site and KEEP Save-As functionality! #bloggingtips

There you have it — one of life’s annoying problems SOLVED! Now, if only someone could tell me where life’s pause button is?

Yay! Thank you so much Bettijo! What a great tool.

I hope you’ll take a minute to go check out the Paging Supermom site…

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