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How To Display Pinterest Latest Pins In Slideshow For Blogger

Pinterest have been releasing some awesome widget/script that intended to improve the functionality of a website. If you have been looking for a way to use Pinterest effectively, then this widget should be added to your list. It display latest pinned post from any user or board in a slideshow box, and the idea of this post is derived from a blogger friend called greenlava.




You can generate content on the slideshow from either your overall pin board or a particular board by using Pinterest feed URL.

How To Generate Pinterest Feed URL


There will be a slight different from the overall pin boards feed URL and a selective pin board feed URL.
The overall (or user) pins feed can be generated by going to Pinterest and select your profile from the top-right corner, then copy your profile URL from the address bar. Example of my Pinterest profile look as follow:
http://pinterest.com/realcombiz
Now adding feed/rss to the end, the final result will look as follow:
http://pinterest.com/realcombiz/feed/rss
Selective pin board will have a feed URL like:
http://pinterest.com/realcombiz/blogger-tips
The above link is for the blogger tips pin board. Now you will need to add only rss at the end of the link for selective pin board like this:
http://pinterest.com/realcombiz/blogger-tips/rss

Now that the feed URL is generated, we will need to reformat the feed URL with yahoo pipe. Integrate your feed URL into yahoo pipe URL as follow:

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=856c92426668cf9fecea6aa73adf4c72&_render=rss&feedURL=http://pinterest.com/realcombiz/feed/rss&pinCount=10

  • Replace http://pinterest.com/realcombiz/feed/rss with your feed URL.
  • pinCount=10 represent the number of latest pins to be displayed in the slideshow box. You can change the value from 10.

Now a Media RSS feed URL is now generated for the slideshow.

How To Integrate The Generated URL

  • Go to your blogger dashboard
  • Click on Layout > Add a Gadget
  • Select Slideshow from the gadget list
  • Select Other from the Source field and enter the generated feed URL (feed URL + Yahoo pipe) in the Feed URL content box.
  • Now save your change and scream bingo!

Hope you found this post useful? Any queries is highly welcome. We love to hear from you.



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