How to Quickly Create a New Pin for an Old Post

I make no secret of the fact that Pinterest drives the most traffic to my blog, by far. As I learn more about ways to use Pinterest effectively, I am realizing the importance of creating fresh pins. Creating a new pin for an old post is time-consuming, though. At least, that is what I used to think. Here’s my super-speedy, quick way to create a new pin for an old post. I’m getting faster every day!

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Create More than One Pin Image Per Post

First of all, it’s good to get into the habit of creating more than one pin image per post. Many bloggers I know create three per post, and one blogger I know creates five. I have only recently started creating multiple pin images for each post. I wish I would have begun sooner. Now I feel like I’m playing catch-up. No need to include them all in your blog post, although some hide them. That’s a post for the future. To quickly create a new pin for an old post, let’s proceed as if you are using one of the spare pin images you created.

Open Up Multiple Windows

Although this method may be employed using a phone and apps, I get the speediest results when I work on my laptop. I open up these windows:

  • my blog post in WordPress
  • Pinterest
  • file location of my stored image
  • my blog post online (the live version)
  • a program like Google docs or Word where you can copy and paste text
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Multiple windows (tabs) open, ready to begin

Once you have those open, you are ready to begin. I’ve been timing myself lately. When I have every window open that I will need, I mentally tell myself, “Go!”

Copy and Paste the Old Pin Description

In Pinterest, find a copy of the old pin you made for the blog post. Click on the “Edit” pencil in Pinterest, find the old description, copy and paste it into a document for future reference. I have one document I use especially for pin descriptions. I do this because I don’t usually want to take the time to create an entirely new description from scratch.

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Upload the Image

In Pinterest, click on “Create Pin”. Click and drag the image from your open folder into the image area in Pinterest. If you had to download the image from a program, such as Canva, just drag the downloaded image up into the Pinterest image window. Now your pin image is in place.

uploading an image

Copy and Paste the Link and Old Pin Description, Revise as Needed

Next, click on the tab with your link to the live post and copy the URL from your post. Place it in your Pinterest pin URL area. Then go to the document where you pasted your old pin description. Copy and paste the description in your pin description area. At this time, you may wish to tweak the description or add different hashtags. To research keywords in Pinterest while I am creating a new pin, I have my phone beside me and I search in the Pinterest app. I type in keywords in the search bar, then see what Pinterest suggests. I use the suggestions to modify my pin description and to revise my list of hashtags in the pin.

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New pin description, revised and edited, with new hashtags added

Copy and Paste the New Description into the HTML Text of the Pinterest Image in Your Post

Finally, copy and paste the revised pin description into the html text of the Pinterest Image in Your Post. Click on the Text tab in WordPress (right corner in the Classic editor). In the text for the image, right after the size, you will type in data-pin-description=”Then put your pin description in quotes”. Here’s what it looks like in HTML:

<p style=”text-align: center;”><img class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-5411″ src=”https://fluxingwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-to-quicklyCreate-a-new-pin-for-an-old-post-on-pinterest-200×300.jpg” alt=”How to quickly create a new pin for an old post on Pinterest Pinterest image” width=”200″ height=”300″ data-pin-description=”How to Quickly Create a New Pin for an Old Post on Pinterest will give you an easy method for creating new pins. Drive more traffic to your blog. Catch the attention of Pinterest users by getting more of your pins out there consistently using this systematic, fast pin-creation approach. Check it out and give it a try. Great for updating websites too! #pinterest #pinteresttips #pinteresttipsforbloggers #pinteresttipsforbusiness #pinteresttipsandtricks #pinteresttipsforbeginners #blog #blogtips”/></p>

I colored the text blue where I inserted the code and the pin description from Pinterest. Now, if someone is pinning this image directly from your post page, WordPress will automatically pull information from this carefully-crafted description in the code. It will not go to waste when someone pins directly from your page.

Publish Your New Pin

That’s it. You’re ready to publish your new pin. Just choose your most relevant board, and save your new pin there. Well done! How long did it take you to create a new pin? I’m getting faster and more efficient all the time, the more I practice. To help you with the speedy pin creation process, here’s a handy free checklist. Just click on the image to get a printable document.

Quickly Create a New Pin Checklist pdf

Quickly Create a New Pin Checklist

What are Your Favorite Speedy Pin Creation Strategies?

I am always learning and always getting new pin creation ideas from people. Do you have favorite speedy Pinterest strategies to create a new pin quickly? If you could use some Pinterest inspiration, consider joining my Blogging Well with Pinterest Facebook Group. We have active share threads every day, along with daily tips for more effective use of Pinterest.

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If you like what you’ve read today, you might also enjoy reading a previous post, Creating Evergreen Pins for Pinterest. Interested in some free Pinterest background templates? Consider subscribing to Fluxing Well, where I offer multiple freebies for bloggers on my Resources page. Have a wonderful week, and may you be able to create new pins in record time!

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28 thoughts on “How to Quickly Create a New Pin for an Old Post”

  1. Great tips. I’m going to try this in a few posts and see if it helps..
    It seems that when people click through my stats are not always showing the pin that people come through on!

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    • I hope these tips work well for you. I was especially happy about the pin description code trick.

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  2. I know exactly how you feel. “Playing catch up.” I have always used Pinterest and not to mention have seen some of my most amazing results from it and even Tailwind for scheduling, but lately I have been changing my Pinterest strategy and omgosh the difference! Thanks for sharing this because now I feel like it isn’t just me. Great info too! I was just wondering about this very thing and curious how others did it.

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    • Shyla,

      Yes, the power of Pinterest is amazing, and I’m refining my strategy all the time. If you have helpful things which have worked for you, I’d welcome any new ideas or tips. Our Blogging Well with Pinterest is a great place to share and learn Pinterest strategies. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your words of affirmation! Happy pinning on Pinterest!

      Lisa

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  3. This is a really important thing to do, and I am one of those who create a few pins for every post:) I start with 2, after a few weeks I spread 2 more. I use the interval function on tailwind to help with this (just choose the date you want the pin to start going out) it makes life so much easy and it does wonders for the Pinterest engagement.

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    • Madi,

      Thanks so much for sharing your tips. I am always looking for ways to be more efficient with Pinterest, and I definitely need to use the interval function more! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

      Lisa

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  4. Some really great tips Lisa. Pinterest, unfortunately, I don’t spend enough time with. This would make it so much easier.
    I am a multi-window person too for all my posts! Lol

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    • Nancy,

      I’d love to have you join the Blogging Well with Pinterest Facebook group, if you’re interested. Even if you don’t participate in the daily share thread, you can see what others are doing and perhaps get some ideas. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  5. I just came back to pinterest last week hoping that it can help me to increase my web traffic and it did. Thanks for sharing good tips on how to create new pin for old post, so easily add more pins to my board and the group board.

    Do you repin to group boards as well? Can you share some tips on how to repin faster to group board without using tools like tailwind?

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    • Frosteer,

      I have a system for manually pinning, and I wrote a post about it here: https://fluxingwell.com/increase-pinterest-monthly-viewers/ I have modified it slightly, but it is possible to manually repin to group boards. Just be careful not to pin the same pin to a bunch of group boards in a row. Be sure for every pin you add to a group board, you repin one from someone else. That will help keep your account from being deactivated. Good luck with pinning, and thanks for your comment!

      Lisa

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  6. Looks like you’ve got a plan and are working it! Good job on being efficient.

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    • Trina,

      Thanks so much for the affirmation, and thanks for commenting.

      Lisa

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  7. Great tutorial! This is so easy to follow and really helpful.

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    • Heidi,

      I’m so glad you found it helpful. I like putting together tutorials when I find something new to share. I appreciate your positive words. Happy pin designing!

      Lisa

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  8. Thank you for the helpful tips on creating new pins. Definitely a time saver!

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    • Tabatha,

      I’m so glad you liked the post. I hope it does save you some time. Good luck with all of your pinning endeavors!

      Lisa

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  9. Thanks for the idea of opening multiple screens. I wouldn’t have thought to open so many! 🙂 I’ve tried creating new pins a time or two and it seemed helpful. Looking forward to doing it more with these tips!

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    • Jenn,

      Yes, I am big believer in opening multiple screens, whether it’s something for work or for blogging. It saves me tons of time to be able to copy and paste from one place to another. Work smarter, not harder, is what I try to do. Thanks for your comment, and have fun creating new pins.

      Lisa

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    • Erika,

      I’m glad you found these tips to be helpful. Thanks for your comment, and good luck with giving your pins a new look!

      Lisa

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  10. I found this really helpful, thanks for sharing!

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    • Kennedy,

      I’m so glad! I hope you are able to put the tips to use. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

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  11. You have some wonderful tips for working on Pinterest. I pinned this one so I can start creating images specifically for pinning. I currently just use my blog post pictures but I know I need customized pin images. Thank you for the information.

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    • Ana,

      You are most welcome! Graphic designing is a challenge for me, so that’s the slow part. Once I have extra images designed, the rest goes much more quickly. Thanks for your affirming words, and good luck with designing images for pinning!

      Lisa

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  12. Pinterest is the website I’m the weakest in. Thank you for this helpful post, it reminds me that I haven’t posted in a while. I may do a repin to start off.

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    • Sandra,

      If you would like to get more Pinterest tips, I encourage you to join my Facebook group Blogging Well with Pinterest. We have a different share thread every day, plus tips every day. Here’s the link, in case you’re interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/895709510827965/ Thanks for your comment, and good luck with repinning!

      Lisa

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  13. Thank you for sharing some quick hacks to make a new pin for the older posts

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    • Linda,

      I’m happy to share anything that works well for me. I hope you get to try some of these tips out. Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa

      Reply

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