If you already have Pinterest boards then connecting Pinterest to your NewsCred account is a simple three-step process.
If you have not already created a board on Pinterest, you will need to create one before you can start pinning from within NewsCred’s software. Log in to your Pinterest account and create the boards you would like to publish to.
Setting up your Pinterest account
Connect your Pinterest account to CMP
- Follow this link to log in to NewsCred’s CMP and go to your Settings page: http://cmc.newscred.com/cloud/settings/social-accounts
- Scroll down until you see Pinterest
- Select ‘Add a Pinterest account’ and enter your login information to give NewsCred permission to publish to Pinterest
Set up a Workflow for publishing social content
You likely already have workflows that include social posts. These same workflows can be used to publish content to Pinterest. However, if you want to create a Pinterest-specific workflow then take a look at this walkthrough for creating workflows.
Pinning Great Content from CMP
Click on the Pinterest logo to select the Board you want to publish to.
Formatting your Pin
Pinning an article
If you create a pin with a selected article, the image, description, and source URL field will be automatically populated with the article content. The image will pull the featured image from the article, the description will pull the article’s first paragraph, and source URL will link to the original article (on the publisher’s site if you’re pinning a licensed article). Of course, you can still edit all of these fields.
Pin images can be edited using the Image Editor; Pins can be scheduled for future publishing, and multiple Pins can be created in a single task.