Yesterday someone asked in a Facebook group how to enable Rich Pins for Pinterest without installing Yoast using the Genesis Framework. There seems to be a lot of discussion on this as the Genesis Framework’s Schema mark up is incompatible with Pinterest.
I decided to deactivate Yoast and run my site through the Pinterest Validator and, as expected… Pinterest could not validate the mark up.
After reading their developer documentation, something triggered in my head to see if I could get this to work.
Once verified, then follow these steps.
1. Install Open Graph
Go to Plugins > Add New. You want to install and activate the Open Graph plugin. That’s all you need to do there. Just install and activate. No settings to configure.
Important: If you have any caching plugins installed, clear your cache before proceeding to Step 2.
2. Run the Rich Pins Validator
Next you’ll need to verify your Rich Pins before they’ll appear on Pinterest. So browse here to the Rich Pins Validator.
Scroll down the page and look for this:
Find a blog post on your site. Copy the URL and paste it in that box, then click “Validate.”
You should receive a message that looks like this:
At this point, click “Apply Now.”
You should then receive a message that looks like this:
Then check your email. You will receive an email from Pinterest that looks similar to this:
I shared the same post over on Facebook and the image from the blog post along with the title and description came through just fine. No issues.
Again, I did this really quick this morning and it worked on the demo site. This may or may not work for you. Please post in the comments if it does work. I’d be happy to see it.
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