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Pinterest Magento Linker

Posted date: 14 Mar 2012 | Posted by: admin | 9 comments

Pinterest is one of the hottest social networks and is growing very fast. It is on news, blogs, tv, radio, youtube, twitter, everywhere, everybody is talking about it.

So why need to integrate Pinterest to Magento? To say simply, it will be a great channel to promote your products or anything you want!

Then the next question how we will integrate it to our Magento e-commerce site?
We developed an FREE extension names Pingento that supports all things you need to promote your products to the hottest sharing network Pinterest!

Below is our step by step guide to get the extension runs well in your web store.

1. Download and deploy Pingento from Magento Connect Manager by using Magento Connect 2.0 Key (or Magento Connect 1.0 Key)

Download Pingento from Magento Connect

2. Just need to clear all cache, logout and re-login again (to avoid 404 error page)
If you install it successfully, you can see a new menu for Pingento in your magento back office.

new Pingento menu in Magento back office

3. Click on the sub menu Configuration to go to the config page of Pingento, enable Pingento and may be other social network buttons like FB Like, G+, Twitter Tweet,… I like the vertical scrollbar layout, so enable this option.

Pingento pinterest magento back office

4. That all you need to do, go straightly to your product page, you will get the layout like the following image.

pinterest magento vertical scrollbar layout

5. And start to Pin your products to the hottest social network PINTEREST!

pinterest magento frontend

Hope you have fun with our extension!

Feel free to comment here if you have any problem, or contact us if you want something more about Pingento!

NOTE:
Because there are many people have problems with displaying the horizontal layout in custom Magento themes, we clarify more about the layout processing of Pingento here:
- If horizontal layout, then your custom theme / template need to support standard “extrahint” of Magento
It means in the product view page (your_theme/template/catalog/product/view.phtml), you should see the command “getChildHtml(‘extrahint’) ?>” somewhere.
If not, then you need to put this command to somewhere in this file, like under the product name block for example.
- If vertical layout, then the interface of Pingento will be included into your product page automaticall

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9 Responses to “Pinterest Magento Linker”

  1. March 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Great post, I admire the writing style :) A little off topic here but what theme are you using? Looks pretty cool.

  2. March 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Spot on with this write-up, I really think this website wants far more consideration. I’ll probably be again to learn way more, thanks for that info.

  3. April 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  4. April 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

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  5. Luke
    April 8, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Hi, awesome extension by the way, i’ve got one issue though, on the product page view of my website there is some code that seems to be out of place that is displaying in the header.

    The extra code is as follows:

    ” />

    I’ve had a look at what is generating it and it seems to be displaying just after the tag after the following:

    data-twttr-rendered=”true”

    If you can email me back and let me know what to comment out of the code it would be much appreciated.

    • admin
      April 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Hello Luke,

      Thanks for using our extension Pingento!

      It could be great if you can send me the link to your website as well as the link to the page has the problem you described. Then we can have a look to check if there is any problem!

      For the private purpose, you can send us an email to contact@miragedesign.net describes more details the problem you have (and follow by our above suggestions). We will check and reply you soon.

      Best,

      Miragedesign Team

  6. April 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Hi, First congrat for your excellent work.

    I have a problem displaying your extension. If y use vertical layout there´s no problem b ut if i choose horizontal (Which i need), nothing appears on product template. Could you give me a php call to be displayed? or you have any idea where could be the problem?

    Best,

    Nacho.

    • admin
      April 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Nacho,

      If horizontal layout, then your custom theme / template need to support standard “extrahint” of Magento :)
      It means in the product view page (your_theme/template/catalog/product/view.phtml), you should see the command “getChildHtml(‘extrahint’) ?>” somewhere.
      If not, then you need to put this command to somewhere in this file, like under the product name block for example.

      If vertical layout, then the interface of Pingento will be included into your product page automatically.

      Hope it will help you to solve your problem, also other people have the same or similar problems with horizontal layout :)

      Best,

      Miragedesign Team

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