Pinboard: A Pinterest WordPress Plugin from Gunner Technology

Technology

Pinterest is hot. There’s no denying it.

It’s changing how we think about design, too.

As Web Developer Juice says, Pinterest is affecting design in three major ways.

  • Pinterest Depends on Non-Linear Website Design
  • Pinterest Rethinks How We Organize and Present Content
  • Pinterest Prioritizes Images Over Text

In fact, a lot of our clients have begun requesting both consultation on how to best use Pinterest as well as functionality that they can add to their sites that mimic Pinterest.

Well, we’re doing both.

And today, we’re releasing our work, so you can add Pinterest-like functionality to your site.

The Gunner Technology Pinboard plugin leverages Twitter Boostrap, Ajax and jQuery Masonry to create a personal Pinterest-type view of photos for WordPress authors.

We creating the plugin using a Custom Post Type, which you can use very much like a simple post. What you set as the “Featured Image” will appear as the photo for the pin.

You can categorize the pins by pinboards for more fine-grained retrieval via the shortcode.

Finally, the admin panel will allow you to filter your pins by the pinboard taxonomy.

You can see it in action on one of our clients’ sites.

If you have any questions, want a feature added or anything else, please leave a comment below.

To download the plugin, head to the WordPress Codex.

About Cody Swann

Cody Swann is an entrepreneur, developer, strategist, banged up ex-football walk-on, retired body builder and former journalist born and raised in South Florida. He currently splits his time between his hometown of Stuart, FL and Los Angeles, CA. Cody founded Gunner Technology, a highly sought after digital agency, specializing in helping companies maximize profits through custom web development, technology efficiencies, social media strategy and search engine marketing. As a manager and developer at ESPN for nearly six years, Cody led development and vision for two of ESPN’s most popular online features: Sports Scoreboards and GameCasts. Additionally Cody oversaw all aspects of MyESPN and ESPN’s social network, ESPN Fan Profiles. Cody worked with Technology, Editorial, Sales, Marketing and relevant business stakeholders to mold ESPN’s social media strategy, develop custom applications for it and execute it. Under his direction, ESPN successfully ported large portions of its core product from a proprietary Java stack to an open source Ruby on Rails stack, capable of standing up and performing under the tremendous load world's most popular sports site delivers. Cody began forging his technological knowledge more than 10 years ago, developing and designing websites in college. His development work has included web development, web design, content writing, digital photography and digital video production for award-winning sites like Gainesville.com, GatorSports.com and ESPN.com. He has helped set digital strategy and direction for companies in the New York Times Regional Newspaper group, ESPN, ABC and Disney. He is a recognized expert in web development, social media strategy, search engine optimization, conversion optimization, analytics tracking and business planning. He has worked with large interactive media companies to small and medium sized businesses. Cody motivates and inspires creative teams to deliver superb, polished work under tight deadlines.

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