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How to add a Pinterest account to the FS Poster plugin

There are three methods for adding a Pinterest account to FS Poster.

Option 1: Using the FS Poster Standard App to add your account;

Option 2: Create your personal App and add your accounts using the personal App;

Option 3: Use the Cookie method to add your account to the plugin.

Option 1: Standard App method:

1. Go to FS Poster > Accounts > Pinterest menu;

2. Click the ADD AN ACCOUNT button;

3. Select the App method. It will use the Standard App by default and that App is hidden. You do not need to check the “Use a custom App”, if you do not one;

4. Click the ADD button and authorize your Pinterest account;

How to add a Pinterest account to the FS Poster plugin

5. Activate your Pinterest boards and start to share your posts as pins on those boards.

Your Pinterest account has to have boards. Also, your WordPress posts have to contain a featured image to share posts on Pinterest boards because you cannot pin on Pinterest without an image.

Option 2: Create your App and add your account using the custom App method:

Please follow the steps below to create a Pinterest App and add your accounts using the App method:

1. Go to Pinterest Developers page;

2. Create or llog in to a Business Pinterest Account;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

Or link your existing personal account to create a Business account;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

4. You should get an email to verify your account. If you do not get an email, go to Pinterest Developers page to resend it;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

5. Agree the Terms;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

6. Now, you can create an App;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

7. Fill all the required fields and Submit the App.

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

8. Go to FS Poster > APPS > Pinterest menu and copy the Redirect URL;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

9. And add the Redirect URL to the App settings after the App is approved;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

10. When your App is approved, copy your new App ID and secret key;

11. Go to FS Poster > APPS > Pinterest menu;

12. Click the ADD AN APP button;

13. Paste your App ID and App secret and click the ADD AN APP button. Make sure that there is no white space before and after the App ID and the secret key when you are adding them to the plugin;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

14. Go to FS Poster > Accounts > Pinterest menu;

16. Click the ADD ACCOUNT button, select the App method, check the “Use a custom App”, select your App from the select box, and click the "ADD" button, and authorize your Pinterest account;

17. Activate your Pinterest boards and start to share your posts as pins on those boards.

You might need to active the Pinterest App Standard access to share more posts on your boards.

Your Pinterest account has to have boards. Also, your WordPress posts have to contain a featured image to share posts on Pinterest boards because you cannot pin on Pinterest without an image.

Option 3: The cookie method:

1. Go to FS Poster > Accounts > Pinterest;

2. >Click the ADD AN ACCOUNT button;

3. Select the cookie method;

4. Open Incognito tab in Chrome (you can open the Incognito tab in Chrome by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N keys);

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

5. Log in to your Pinterest account;

6. Press the F12 key on your keyboard and click the Application tab within the opened window;

7. Click the Cookies on the left menu;

8. Copy the "_pinterest_sess" cookie value and close the incognito tab without logging out of your account. If you log out, you will need to get new cookie values again;

FS Poster - Schedule & Auto Publish WordPress Posts to Pinterest

9. Paste the "_pinterest_sess" to the plugin and click the ADD button;

10. Activate your Pinterest boards and start to share your posts as pins on those boards.

Your Pinterest account has to have boards. Also, your WordPress posts have to contain a featured image to share posts on Pinterest boards because you cannot pin on Pinterest without an image.

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