How to Install “Rich Pins” on your Blog

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Boy! This one was so HARD to find out how, in the name of god….to add “Rich Pins” to my blog?!

Every post I read claimed that it’s easy…all you have to do is go to the “Social” in your WordPress admin sidebar panel…

But…what?! Where the in the world is that “Social” thing they are talking about?! I don’t have it anywhere!

Where in the name of god do I have that “Social” on the left sidebar on my dashboard?!

So, yesterday I found out how to install “Rich Pins” on my blog….and I want to share it with you and show you all how easy it really is! 😉

Before we start, you will need to install the “Yoast SEO” plugin on your blog in order to install the “Rich Pins” on your blog. (If you already have “Yoast SEO,” then Awesome! Let’s get started!)

How to install rich pins on your blog

A lot of people asked me, “What are “Rich Pins” “
So I decided to add this to the post! 🙂

What are “Rich Pins”???

“Rich Pins” will add a few more details to your pins so that the pins will look a little more useful to your readers.

Without “Rich Pins”

No Rich Pins

With “Rich Pins”

rich pins installed

o.k. now that we know the difference…lets head to work! 😉

How to Install “Rich Pins” on your Blog

Step 1

Go to the “SEO” tab on the left sidebar in your WordPress Admin panel.

Step 1

Step 2

Click on the “Features” tab and click to “Enable” the “Advanced Settings Pages”

Step 2

Step 3

Click on the “Social” tab on the left sidebar in your WP admin Panel

Step 3

Step 4

Click on the “Facebook” tab and make sure that the “Add Open Graph meta data” is clicked on “Enabled.”

Step 4

Step 5 

Copy one of your post URL links and past it into the “Rich Pins Validator” page

Step 5

Step 6

You will get a message confirming that your Pin’s have been validated 🙂

Step 6

Step 7

Check and see if all the information from your blog is correct such as the “Favicon,” “Site name, “…

Then make sure you pick the “HTML Tags” option and click on “Apply Now.”

Step 7

Step 8

TADA!!!! Now you have to wait for an email from “Pinterest” that says:
“We’ve approved your rich pin application!‏” 🙂 (For me, it took under a minute…)


You’re done!!! You installed “Rich Pins” on your blog! Congrats!

I would love to hear if this tutorial helped you and if you are interested in more tutorials like these on my blog!

Leave a comment below! 🙂

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55 thoughts on “How to Install “Rich Pins” on your Blog”

    1. Hmmm…I think there is a way….but I didn’t try it out…I just wanted something simple and fast. I already had the plugin installed 🙂

  1. This was great! Technology is not my strong point so a step-by-step like this was perfect! Thanks!

  2. Thank you! This was so helpful, you did a great of breaking down the steps and explaining everything. I have pinned it for future reference.

  3. Thanks for sharing the tips, Rich Pins are soooooo important on a pinterest account as they make your pins standing out and more attractive.
    Thanks for the detailed tutorial 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing this. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I plan to try this over the weekend.

  5. I hear so much about rich pins! I just got myself set up so now I am just waiting on that email.

  6. Like everyone else has said, thanks so much for breaking this down. I’ve been trying to figure this out for a bit and even though I had it working, but I had missed the last couple of steps. Now I’m all set!

  7. Thanks so much. I had tried to figure this out and apparently got lost right at the last step.

  8. Your step by step is so easy to follow! I’m going to try it soon! Thank you for sharing this!!

  9. Oh my goodness!! Finally!! Thank you for this post! I have been trying to set up rich pins for weeks….with all those ‘other’ easy instructions…always ending up frustrated and annoyed. And just checked email and it is approved!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

  10. i think i have rich pins enabled but…. i dont know lol. how can i check without going through the process of enabling them again?

    1. Check and see how your pins look like 🙂 If they have the title as in the image above. Good Luck

  11. This was AMAZINGLY helpful. I was getting so fed up with pinterest I was going to quit! Thank you for the step by step process and all the screen caps! I really, really appreciate it!

  12. Hi there- thanks for this post and easy to follow (and visual!) instructions. I was able to confirm that I have been validated for rich pins. I’ve been trying to figure this out for 2 days, so finding your post was invaluable. I’m looking forward to a much ‘richer’ Pinterest experience going forward 🙂

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