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Add-on Pinterest "Pin it" button

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Rho Delta, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Screen shot 2012-01-13 at 4.46.31 PM.png
    Saw this on a website so I know it can be done... someone please make it happen!!!
    http://pinterest.com/

    Great way to drive girls to your site!
     
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  2. LiquidPro

    LiquidPro Active Member

    What would you use for the image? The forum logo?
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The favicon ?
     
  4. LiquidPro

    LiquidPro Active Member

    Pinterest has the concept of pinning an image and a description. The way Pinterest's button API works, is that you specify the URL to the website along with an image to be displayed next to it (these are large images, not just favicons).

    You could go with the logo of the site, but then multiple pins from the same site will have the same logo. Typically, if you manually add it, you get to select what image on the site you want to be displayed.
     
  5. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    In the thread view, it would automatically pull all of the images on that page to choose from, like it does if you post something on pinterest from amazon.com for example.
     
  6. LiquidPro

    LiquidPro Active Member

    Unfortunately their API doesn't allow you to do that... you must specify one image and one description.

    http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/
     
  7. LiquidPro

    LiquidPro Active Member

    What site is that a screen shot from in your first post? I would be interested to see how they have it acting on their site. Thanks!
     
  8. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

  9. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

  10. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

  12. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Playing with the Pinterest options...
    ... and problem #2 is that only images over a certain size threshold are recognized so if you don't have attachments viewable to guests then those images can't be pinned.

    Finding a happy compromise to getting a Pinterest button in XF is proving elusive.
     
  13. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Thanks for trying, if we can ever get this working, it would make XF communities more appealing to girls...
     
  14. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    http://pinterest.com/developers/api/

    Because of the way urls are constructed by account name...it would appear that a user named developers has overridden the api page with a board named api. Now it is returning a 404 error...

    this is the cached api page, right now the api is read only is what I am reading.
    http://tijn.bo.lt/pinterest-api

    I'll check back on this in a week or so, maybe they will have it fixed. Without the full api documented, it is pretty useless to try anything.
     
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  15. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Anyone figured out a way to make this work yet?
     
  16. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    On a thread where there are no guest viewable images that are over a certain size (see posts #11 & #12 above), what would be available to be pinned?
     
  17. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    No one would use the button in that situation... the button would be like for when someone sees a picture they like, and want to pin it. And people that click through on pinterest would be directed to the thread. This could be huge for traffic.
     
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    I'm still playing around with it. So far I'm just not happy with the user experience when the scenario in post #12 above happens. From the user's perspective they can select the attached image, pin it, but they get no error message returned to them and, of course, it doesn't show up on their board because the thumbnail that guests can see (and the Pinterest bot) is too small (post #11 above).
     
  19. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    http://skreened.com the tshirt site just added it and it looks really good and works amazing on there. It does a popup window that lets you pin the image and add a description, then gives you an option to view it on pinterest or return to your site. Looks like its all done with the pinterest API. Thanks for still working on this, I think it could be a major feature!
     
  20. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    They've just added a badge like I linked to above.
    The popup is part of pinterest, you'll get the same thing if you try to "pin" something from your browser.

    This really isn't hard to add by any means, the real issue is making sure the images are viewable to guest and of the correct size or larger.

    I've been playing around with pinterest on a few sites, I'm considering adding the button to my gen forum. We have a large female userbase and tons of images.



    *Ah I see what you guys are saying with the image it's trying to pull..
    There has to be a way, sites wouldn't setup up 100's of 1,000's of pinterest buttons/images/badges


    Also how can I show full size attachments to guest?
    When I try to click on one that the guest usersgroup can see, it asked to login. eg... here
    They show full size to users logged in view the thread, I'd like them to show full size to guest too.
    Thx
     

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