wikiHow to Sign Up for Pinterest

Four Parts:Signing Up for PinterestCreating Your ProfileCreating a PinboardAdding Pins to Your Pinboard

Pinterest is an image-driven social media network that allows users to create and share collections of visual bookmarks that represent their interests. Previously, Pinterest was an invitation-only social network limited to certain users, but now, anyone interested in creating their own pinboards can register and join Pinterest for free.

Part 1
Signing Up for Pinterest

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    Visit the Pinterest home page at pinterest.com [1]
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    Click on “Sign up with Email.
    • If you want Pinterest linked with your Facebook account, click instead on “Sign up with Facebook.”
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    Type your Pinterest profile information into the fields provided. You will be prompted to type in your first and last name, an email address, password, and gender.
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    Click on “Sign up. You will now be signed up for Pinterest.

Part 2
Creating Your Profile

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    Click on your profile name at the top right corner of your Pinterest session.
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    Select “Your Profile and Pins. Your current Pinterest profile will display on-screen.
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    Point to the default image of the pin located at the top of your profile page and select “Change Picture.
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    Click on “Choose File” and select an image on your computer you’d like used as your Pinterest profile picture. The image you select will replace the default image of the pin.
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    Click on the image of the pencil located to the bottom right of your name. The “Edit Profile” window will display on-screen.
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    Type your personal information into the fields provided so other Pinterest users can learn more about you. You will have the option to fill out an “About You” section, specify your location, and type in the URL of your website, if applicable.
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    Click on “Save Profile” after you have finished editing your profile.

Part 3
Creating a Pinboard

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    Click on the “Create a board” link on your Pinterest profile page. The “Create a Board” menu will display on-screen.
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    Type in a name for your Pinterest board. The name of your board should represent the topic or theme of your pinboard. For example, if you want to post content related to gardening, give your board a name such as “Gardening Tips.”
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    Type a description for your pinboard. A description can help users better understand the purpose or theme of the content displayed on your pinboard.
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    Choose a category that best describes your pinboard from the dropdown menu provided. For example, if you plan on posting content related to literature or reading, choose “Film, Music, and Books.”
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    Click on “Create Board. The name and description of your pinboard will now display on your profile page.

Part 4
Adding Pins to Your Pinboard

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    Click on the “Add a Pin” link on any pinboard located on your Pinterest profile page.
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    Choose the source from which you’d like to add a pin. You can add a pin from the Web, your computer, or from another page on Pinterest.
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    Follow the on-screen prompts to add content to your pinboard. You will either be required to enter a URL that contains content you want pinned to your board, upload an image from your computer, or navigate to the Pinterest page from which you want to grab content.
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    Click on “Pin it” after you have selected the content you want pinned. Your pin will then be “pinned” to your Pinterest pinboard.

Tips

  • You can also sign up for Pinterest by downloading the official Pinterest app for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. Visit the Apple App Store to download Pinterest for an iOS device, or visit the Google Play Store if you use an Android device.
  • If you enjoy sharing content with friends and family on Facebook, you may want to consider linking Pinterest with your Facebook account upon signup. This feature will allow you to find your friends’ own pinboards and learn more about their interests when using Pinterest.
  • If you experience technical problems when signing up for Pinterest, try using a different Internet browser or clear your browser’s history and cookies. Pinterest recommends using the Firefox and Chrome browsers since both browsers are in compliance with the latest Web standards.
  • If you are unable to sign up for Pinterest using your Facebook account, it’s possible you may have blocked Pinterest in Facebook. Pinterest can be unblocked in your Facebook account from the “Block Apps” section under your profile’s privacy settings.


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