Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social platforms and can potentially be incredibly useful if you’re selling visual type products – furniture in this example.
This is fine if you have a simple product. However, if your product comes in different colours, for example, you may want to enable visitors to pin the actual colour image of the chair, or sofa, that they see.
The way I resolved this was to use the “caption” element that comes with Highslide on each of the thumbnail images. There I added the html required to send this image over to Pinterest.
The code in media.phtml looks like this:
When the user Pins the image, the thumbnail is added to their board, along with the appropriate product url.
So, there’s a nice and simple way of adding a ‘Pin it’ button to each thumbnail. No need for a Magento extension and testimony to the power of the Highslide code.