Get Creative with Pinterest Plugins!

Since its launch almost 5 years ago, Pinterest has been growing with loyal fans. Well, who wouldn’t love Pinterest? It’s fun, creative, and so easy to easy to use.

As a business owner, I also look at Pinterest as a great marketing tool. Pinterest’s interface makes it very easy for people to share your content. You can also share others’ content with your community to encourage engagement. The magic of Pinterest is you can do all that while having fun! And holiday season is a great time to look at Pinterest as it gets really active.

There are some awesome Pinterest plugins for WordPress that make it even easier to get creative with Pinterest. Here are some that you might be interested in:

Pinterest “Pin It” Button
(https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/)

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This plugin adds a very simple “Pin it” button to your blog post, making it super easy for people to pin your content. Can’t get any simpler than this!

If you’d rather want a pin button right on your image, here is another plugin that does that:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button-for-images/

Pretty Pinterest Pins
(https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-pinterest-pins/)

pretty-pinterest-pins

Do you want to show your pins that you have in your Pinterest boards? This plugin allows you to show your latest pins right in the sidebar of your WordPress site. A great way to get site visitor’s attention with cool visuals.

Pinterest Pinboard Widget
(https://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pinboard-widget/)

pinboard-widget

Here is another plugin that allows you to display your pins in the sidebar widget. If you have a space in your sidebar, that might be a great place to put your pins to get attention.

Alpine Photo Tile for Pinterest
(https://wordpress.org/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-pinterest/)

alpine-photo-tile

With this plugin, you can use shortcodes to insert your pins in your pages, posts, and sidebar widget area. This plugin also gives you various style options. If you want to get very creative with the way your pins show up on your site, look into this plugin.

There are many more Pinterest plugins available out there. I’d love to know what your favorite Pinterest plugin is, and how you are using that.

Happy pinning!

P.S.  Here is my Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/christinabiz/

Free Graphics for this Holiday Season

Can you believe it’s already December! I just love this season… 

Love the festive lights, music, and decorations everywhere, even online. A lot of people are uploading holiday images to social media and their blogs, and you can too! 

Yes with stock images you don’t have to be a graphic designer or a photographer to have professional looking images on your WordPress Site!

Below, I listed up some websites where you can grab free holiday graphics and use them on your websites and in your marketing.

Hope you’ll have lots of fun virtually adding your holiday touches to your websites!

(NOTE: Each site has different usage terms. Please do your due diligence to see what the requirements are before using them. Also, these graphics come in different formats, and you may need a specific software to use them.)

Free holiday graphic resources:

If you have other great graphics resources you would like to share, just list them below!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Black Friday Sales for Web Hosting

Many people are already in the holiday mode! Stores are packed with  people planning for the Holidays, and some of my neighbors already  have lights up on their windows.

A holiday season is a great time for shopping! Especially this week, everywhere I go, I seem to hear about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

It happens that I heard about some really great deals on hosting services; they are too good not to share!

Bluehostbluehostlogo (www.thebesthostnow.com)

With the holiday season coming up, Bluehost is having some great sales for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday!
Prices start from as little as $3.49 from Thanksgiving, November 27th at 12:01 EST until Sunday night 11:59 PST.
Cyber Monday will see further reductions with prices starting from $2.95 and it starts at 12:01am EST and ends 11:59 PST.

 

sitegroundlogo-250SiteGround (www.christinasresources.com/siteground/)

SiteGround will be giving all new customers up to 70% discount from the regular price during their Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale.

Offer starts on November 28th and is valid until December 1st.

 

WP Enginewpenginelogo (www.christinasresources.com/wpengine/)

WP Engine is great for the person who is more experienced with WordPress, and wants lightning fast hosting.  I don’t know yet if they are doing any sales for Black Friday, but I wanted to include them in my list.  We use WP Engine for our membership areas.

 

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