Wednesday 25 July 2012

To Pin or Not to Pin...

The other day, I came across a post, over at Practically Functional, showing how to prevent others from pinning photos, either all photos on a blog or just specific photos.

You know from a previous post of mine, that I am more than happy for you to pin my photos.

I will, however, use the code to prevent photos of featured projects being pinned. These are not my photos, but photos I have been given permission to feature when readers have linked to Threading Your Way with Threading My Way.

I've already added the code to the photos from last week's features and it appears to be working.

... Pam


  1. Now that's smart. I have been putting a little blurb (when I remember) asking people to please go to the person's blog to pin their stuff, but this will guarantee it. Brilliant, Pam.

  2. That's so nice of you to look out for others, Pam.

    Pinterest also has a widget to create your own pin button - I've used that in guest posts. You can choose which photo gets used and have the pin link to any address - like, the guest's site instead of yours. That's a little time-intensive to include for something like weekly features, but for a guest post just making one up worked really well.

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. Very clever and thoughtful, Pam. :)

  4. Great tip :) I recently did a guest post and my image was pinned by Jo-anns fabric store... which was a big thrill! But because it was a guest post, any hits from people who are interested will not be taken to my blog.. which was a tad frustrating.
    I'll have to do this when posting images from others... thanks for the link Pam :)

  5. Love this idea! This is great way to make sure credit is attributed to the correct source.

  6. I agree. I recently had some guest posters and noticed there photos were pinned back to my site and I felt bad they were losing the traffic.

  7. Great idea Pam! And I certainly appreciate your discretion and respect for other bloggers, their work and their wishes!


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