Last Updated on September 27, 2021 by scottkandh
Welcome to PinArtwork. Today I’ve been busy all day to clean up my Page entitled Pinterest Boards (I’ll update the bold faced items and link them to that page later).
Below is a slideshow preview of my Pinterest Boards. Below that you can actually see the pins within each board.
Initially, I had the list of all my boards and the number of pins. But that’s going to be too time consuming to update the number of pins within each board. I’m Office Certified and WordPress isn’t as easy to use as Word. But like all good things it takes a little bit of time and patience and with using the information at your disposal this will get easier and easier as you update your blog. Today I’m in day 8 of my progress. I’ve changed my themes a total of three times, and later I’ll take time to work on the headers and logos later.
Right now I’m concentrating on the contents. At day 3, the Word Press was driving me nuts, that one time my embedded code worked, and then next time, it wouldn’t work at all. I have no explanation for one time the embedded coding works and others it doesn’t, go figure? The simplest fix is to press embed code again and hope that the URL is already in there. If not, unfortunately you’ll have to navigate to the URL and copy and paste the link into the field. I bow to your greatest if you know the URL right off the top of your head.
To actually see the pins in each board, specify the individual boards one at a time as below. I looked high and dry for plug-ins and widgets that would automatically do this for me; however, what worked best for me is to manually plug (no pun intended) an embedded code into your post or page for each board one at a time. Don’t forget to include the / at the end of your URL.
An additional goal was to display images that can give you a preview of the board, and I highlighted four pins from within each board. It took a combination of using Power Point and Canva and bouncing back and forth between the two to make the pins. I’m a lover of the Canva product. I didn’t like my initial formatting and I didn’t want to have a simple table of text. Inserting a table, didn’t work too well and when I tried to add images the formatting that I was trying to preserve didn’t look nice and neat. It’s simply that at first you’re going to have experiment a little bit and see what works best for you until you get the page/post just right.
I like the Gallery option to put pictures into the post. I added comments and I think that without adding the name of the comment to the image that you wouldn’t see the description in the slideshow.
Pointers when using the Gallery option:
Here’s a couple of pointers for the gallery. I didn’t like the initial formatting and I wanted to change my list of items into bullets. I clicked on what resembles a backwards “P” and I selected transform to list, yowzah!
- To remove an image from the gallery, select the image to remove, and then click on the X in the upper left.
- To add an image, place the image where you want it placed.
- Don’t worry too much about the placement right now. You can easily move it from left to right by selecting the image and then clicking on the arrow buttons to move the picture.
- After everything is placed and the hyperlinks are in add your hyperlinks.
- Transform your pictures into a slideshow so that they are easier to view and enjoy (or keep it the same if you’d like).
Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes the links don’t work. No worries now, I had copied and pasted this information from my page and pasted it to make a post. When I pasted the code, I lost the embedded, just one of the things that I learned that makes updating pages so much fun. For the actual page I’ll update the link to that page which I think is PinArtwork Boards which you can find at the top of my menu. Today’s all important lesson in the world of pinning is to get into the habit of vertical pins. Day 8 of blogging so I need to dig into archives on that topic and write a post about that later. Good night you all and I’ll see you later. Scott out.
Update: Lesson learned from this post is don’t use embedded code for documents that you plan on looking at later down the road. They’ll fail to work if viewed in the internal browser. Consequently, the front page was redesigned.