How to Create a Pinterest Tab

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014 02:48PM PST

Before you can get started with setting up your Pinterest Tab, or any other Woobox apps, you'll need to log in to your Woobox account (or sign up for a free account if you haven't done so already). Once you've done that, you can get right down to business!

Step 1) Create a New Tab

Go to the Static Tabs section of your Woobox account dashboard and click the Pinterest Tab tile to create the tab.

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Don't see those tiles?

 

If you don't see the tiles depicted in the image above, you have probably already added some Static Tabs to your business page, so you'll just want to click the big green +Create a New Tab button in the upper right-hand corner, then select Pinterest Tab from the dropdown list of options.

Step 2) Pinterest Username

Once you've successfully added your Pinterest Tab, you'll see the Edit page of the dashboard, where you'll configure the settings for your tab to determine what content is displayed. The most important setting is the first one: the Pinterest Username whose boards/pins will be displayed in the tab.

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How to Find Your Pinterest Username

 

Simply go to Pinterest and view your profile & pins, where you can find the Pinterest Username in the URL, as shown (highlighted) in the image below. Copy that last piece of the URL (ours, for example, is woobox) and paste it into the Pinterest Username input for your tab's settings.

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Step 3) Pin Mode

Now that you've added your Pinterest Username, you have a decision to make:

Option A) Show All Pin Boards

If you choose to display all of the boards from your profile by default, it will be as if viewers were landing on your main Pinterest Profile page (e.g., http://pinterest.com/woobox). The boards can then be clicked through to view the pins on each individual board within the tab.

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Option B) Show Pins from Pin Board

If you choose to display pins from an individual board, viewers will first land on a view of the board you specify and its pins; similar to viewing an individual board on Pinterest (e.g., one of our boards, Woobox Apps). The viewer will still be able to click back to the "profile" view in the header of the tab, which would show them all of your boards (or they can click through to Pinterest and view all of your pins/boards there).

Setting this option up takes one additional step beyond the first option, as you need to specify which board you'd like to display by default in the tab. To do this, you'll just need to input the direct URL to the board of your choice.

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How to Find the Board URL

 

Go to the board you'd like to display by default, and simply copy the URL (as shown by the highlighted portion of the image below), then paste it into the Board URL input for your tab's settings.

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Step 4) Share Options

The last choice you have to make about your main tab content here is whether or not to display Facebook Like and Send buttons on your Pins (only applies to the pins when they are viewed within the tab). The "Pin It" button will be shown by default when users hover their cursor over an individual pin, so this choice is simply whether you'd like to add "Like" and "Send" buttons to their sharing options as well (all of the buttons will only be displayed when the pin is hovered over).

Comparison of Sharing Options (Disabled vs. Enabled)

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Now just click that big green Save Changes button and you should be good to go!