Nothing gets to me like being told something won't work, when I know there has to be a way to make it happen. It's a trait I learned from my mom and her family line, and it's one I hope I never lose.
So when I couldn't find anywhere that would teach me how to allow a Weebly or a Wix site to be synced with Pinterest and especially how to make rich pins, I was determined to learn. It took several hours to figure out Weebly, but as soon as I plugged in the code correctly, I was able to add the pins to all of my other pages within an hour. If you look through my site , that's a lot of pages... Anyway, then I tried the same thing with Wix and it was even harder to find. Every site I went to said that Wix doesn't support it, and I knew there *had* to be a way. So I figured it out!
First I'll set up Weebly since that's the site my author pages are on. Then I'll do another for Wix.
All right, here we go!
First, you want to be in your Pinterest settings and click on Claim website. It will have you upload HTML. Grab that code, and then move over to your Weebly site.
Sign in to your account and go to edit site.
Go to your Settings tab at the top of the page and click, then go to your SEO setting on the left hand side of the screen.
Scroll down until you see the header option and enter this code:
Once you've hit publish, go back to Pinterest and click submit. Pinterest will then check to make sure everything is correct. And your site should be good to go! If there's an issue, go back and make sure you have the correct code uploaded, etc.
Now that your website is claimed, you want to set up your rich pins. These are great to have because they are YOUR pins, they look nicer, and Pinterest likes them better than other pins. And we want that!
Once you're on the dashboard to edit your site, click on pages, then go to the page you want the rich pin for (I did all of mine, but I'm an overachiever ...) and click on SEO settings under the Header.
We're going to scroll down in those settings to where the header option is (I don't know why the header is at the bottom, but whatever).
Now here's where I was REALLY confused, but it turns out it's actually super easy! Pinterest provides this code, but then I experimented and put my own info into the code and boom. It worked! I wanted to jump and cry and evil laugh because I did it!
<meta property="og:type" content="article" />
<meta property="og:title" content="My Secret Crush Box Set 1-3" />
<meta property="og:description" content="Three fun holiday stories of new love" /><metaproperty="og:url"content="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087BJCQYK?tag=jachar-20/> <meta property="og:site_name" content="amazon.com" />
<meta property="article:published_time" content="2020-04-19T00:01:56+00:00" />
<meta property="article:author" content="Jaclyn Weist" />
Okay, so there's one more step, but really, it's that easy. I did it on every page since each page is a different book. Pinterest SHOULD pick up all of your site with one pin, but again I'm an overachiever AND I'm super paranoid so I wanted to make sure they all worked.
Anyway, go to this site here to validate your pins. You're going to put the link to one of the pages you added the rich pin to into that bar and click validate. And voila! You have rich pins for Weebly!