How to add a Pinterest description to an image

Adding a Pinterest description when inserting a new image into the editor

When inserting a new image into your post using the “Add Media” pop-up, within the sidebar of the pop-up you should have a field named “Social Pug: Pin Description”. In this field you can write the description you want to be used on Pinterest when pinning this particular image.

Once you insert the image into the post, Social Pug will add Pinterest’s “data-pin-description” attribute to the image’s HTML and set its value to the data you’ve inserted in the Pin Description field.

Please note: Once you’ve added the image to the post’s content, any Pinterest specific data set for the image, including the Pinterest description, can be edited only from the content editor (both Classic and Gutenberg). Editing the Pinterest description from the edit attachment page will have no effect on the images already added in your posts.

Editing the Pinterest description for an image already added to the post with the Classic Editor

To add or modify the Pinterest description, with the Classic Editor, for an image that is already present in the post’s content, click on the image and then on the “Edit” button.

This will open the “Image Details” pop-up where you should find the Pin Description field.

Once you’ve filled in the field with the needed value, click the “Update” button. The “data-pin-description” attribute will be added or updated with this new value.

Editing the Pinterest description for an image already added to the post with the Gutenberg Editor

To add or modify the Pinterest description, with the Gutenberg Editor, for an image that is already present in the post’s content, click on the image block and then, from the sidebar, fill in the Pin Description field.

No extra step is required here, as the value will be added automatically as you type or copy/paste a value.

Please note: This option is available only for the Image Block within Gutenberg. The Gallery Block or any other image related blocks will not have this feature.

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