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How to Get Approved for Rich Pins on Pinterest with WordPress

Are you having a hard time getting approved for Rich Pins on Pinterest?  Well, I can help you out for FREE!  Yep, you don’t need to buy anything from me or any other sources.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are using WordPress as your website creation tool.  Then you need to add Yoast.  It’s a free plugin but they do offer a Premium update for $89.  You don’t need to buy it in order to go thru this process!

Now that you have Yoast as a plugin, the next thing to do is go over to the tab called SEO.  Then select General via that tab. See pic below.

Yoast Pinterest

The next thing to do is go all the way down to the last feature – Security: no advanced settings for authors.  You must click OFF.  Make sure to save your changes.  See pic below.

Yoast Pinterest

This will turn on your meta features, so you can get approved for Rich Pins on Pinterest.

So, now you need to go to the developers page of Pinterest here.  This is an overview of each type of Rich Pin.  In order to get approved, you must get your site validated here.  Do not use your main page to get validated!  Use one of your article links to get validated.

Once you are validated, then you must apply for Rich Pins.  Then you should be all set after that.   There is nothing else you need to do but just wait until you get an email saying that your application has been approved.  Voila!  You are done!How to Get Approved for Rich Pins on PInterest with WordPress


  • Beslenay Ben

    Thank you for putting together this useful information. It’s kind of similar to Google’s Rich Snippets. It will provide the author more credibility and trust with their pins.
    It’s been very helpful as I’m new in the Pinterest world! I’m looking forward to learning more from your articles!

    • Vivian

      I am so glad you found this article useful! I did this because I had some requests for it and because I was tired of seeing so many people offer this information for a price. I am all about helping people and I am so happy that I was able to help you. Have a great day and happy pinning!

  • Samantha

    Thank you for putting this post together. I was struggling at how to apply and what to do. This walked me step by step through and I am now waiting on Pinterest to hear back. Fingers crossed!

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