Following Platfroms and media are specially supportet as pintarest Partners. What that mean that Pinterest read these webpages different than others and add additional information like media to embed and price Tags like etsy web shop.
Vimeo Video player
Youtube Video Player
netflix Video Player
kickstarter Flash videoplayer
etsy Shop place to buy and sell all things handmade Price Tags embed
Slideshare Image Flash Player
Soundclaoud MP3 Flash player
But first lets take a closer look at the price tagging feature since Pinterest is the only platfrom that allow adding price bandarolle over a image by simple adding a price in the description field. We want to set prices inside our WordPress Blog without disturbing the structure. Probably is quite simple to add these features into your Wordpress shop.
Pinterest conform E- Shop
Lets take a deeper look at etsy.com a webpage for handmade stuff. No rich content like video But the stuff have a price value “pPrice” what is allowed on Pinterest but most user have to add the price tag by hand. Making it Pin able from the webpage is a great idea.
How the Etsy get pinned
Lets rethink your Blog funktions to somethig more pinable with price tags so visitor can pin and share your products Ideas.
Where is the Problem ? The standard Pin button takes the Titel of the post as text into the Pin. Probably you dont want to place $1 into your titel. The user still can remove the price tag .
How Etsy as Pinterest Partner solve that ? with custom metatags that get parsed by the Pin Bookmaklet. These is unik and is not supported on any other Webpage or Partner Platfrom . But very powerfull as you could add more value to your pins and give more reason to visit your page.For additional information or to buy some of your E-Book Digital Art Sound Bytes or any other Service product your would like to offer. Even crowdfunding should work. Keep in mind it works only if the visitor use your customised Pin button and not the Pinterest Bookmaklet. Place it visible near the Image, not at the end like most social share and like buttons.
Some Tech notes below for Developer
Pinmarklet reads out following tags
How to place price Pins with a WordPress Blog
Lets add a custom Field to the post with the name price we wil add that into the description text of our Pin button later on . Add following code snippet where ever you want to show your Pin Pinterest button. Dont forget to add the $ signe infront of your Price to render inside Pinterest. Just copy and past into your theme singel.php
<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php the_permalink() ?>&media=<?php echo wp_get_attachment_thumb_url( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ) ); ?>&description=<?php the_title(); get_post_meta($post->ID, 'price', true); ?>&is_video=true" class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal"><img border="0" src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png" title="Pin It" /></a>
A lot of theory lets test it if it really works, will post a random post to my social menu board with 1$ as a virtual price. If it dont work instant clear your cache plugins. How looks our Pin right now ? With just one Pin button click.
Now the limit is just your phantasy what for digital produkts you want to sell . Not a Pinterest expert but take a look at the pro Pinterest boards what and how they sell. You even can build a Pinterest Gate for good content.
Play your Embed Video in the Pinterest App
To play embed video in Pinterest its much simpler it only need the source url of the player .
The needet data get read out from the header metatags as usual.
Some questions :
How we could pin other media content like your videos or rich media content on pinterest playable
Could we pin with a custom Pinmaklet or button more rich content on pinterest ?
Pin bookmaklet have following basic structure.
In case of youtube it have the embed url
or vimeo + ID
(hope wordpress will not embed that urls )
match: [/^http?s:\/\/vimeo.com\/(\d+)/, /^http:\/\/player\.vimeo\.com\/video\/(\d+)/]