Creating a Pinterest Application

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To create a Pinterest App, you must first have Pinterest account. If you do not have the account create the account then go and visit: Once the sign up is done, you will be asked to verify your email address and agree to the Developer Terms. The screen will look similar to the image shown below :

Note: You need to use a business Pinterest account for creating an App. Login to your Pinterest account and go to developer console.

Pinterest Dashboard page

Once the verification step is complete you need to connect App for that click on connect app. The screen will look similar to the image shown below :

Connect App for Pinterest page

After you click on Create App it will redirect to Connect App page where you need to fill all the required data and submit the form. The screen will look similar to the image shown below :

Pinterest-Developers-Connect-App Form page

Now you have successfully created a Pinterest Application . It will redirect you to My apps.

Here your app is being reviewed for trial access and you will receive an email once there is an update. After you receive the email click on “Manage” button in the same screen as shown in the image.

My App Page of Pinterest page

Once you click on Manage below screen will open and you will get the app secret key from here. The screen will look similar to image shown below :

Pinterest API Id and secret Key page

Now, copy and paste the App ID and App Secret Key and place them into the plugin settings page and save it on above in Note you will get the redirect URL copy it .The screen will look similar to image shown below.

Plugin setting for pinterest

Important: When you copy and paste all the needed IDs and Keys, make sure, that you don’t have any empty spaces, either at the beginning nor at the end of these entries. If you have any empty spaces, then the Application won’t work and will show an error message when you try to connect to the App.

Note: Pinterest requires SSL domain. This means that in order to enable posting to Pinterest board you require a SSL enabled domain, otherwise posting to Pinterest won’t work.

Now go to Link: Select the app and click on Manage button. Over there below App Secret key you will find option to add redirect link. Then go back to plugin and click on Grant extended permission. Then a you will redirect to screen similar to image shown below. Click on Give access.

Pinterest Final step Pinterest Permission page

Your Pinterest account is ready to use.

Note: After successfully authorizing your application once, you will have to submit your application for review. Go to and select the application that you have authorize.The page will look similar to image shown below. Fill all the required data and then click “Submit” button.

Submit for review screen for Pinterest

Pinterest will hence review your application and approve it. The screen will look similar to the image shown below.

Final Review screen