First of all we’d like to thank you all for your patience. We were hoping on releasing the first version of WP Pinner earlier, but we ran into some hiccups that were a bit tricky to overcome. That didn’t hold us back (of course), but it did cause some delay. Sorry for that!
For those of you who don’t know what WP Pinner is or what it’s supposed to do: WP Pinner is a WordPress plugin to manage your Pinterest account (or better yet: to supercharge your Pinterest account). Using this plugin you’ll be able to auto-pin WordPress posts, schedule your pins throughout the day, get detailed statistics, auto-follow interesting users, etc etc etc. Simply put, we want to become the number #1 Pinterest tool out there.
Today we released the very first alpha version of WP Pinner to a small group of beta testers. This way we can make sure everything works like it should before sending it to a larger audience (Tip: Want to be included for the next release? Refer 5 or more peopel before Tuesday).
Some of the elements aren’t finished yet (or not stable enough for our standards) so the first alpha doesn’t have all the functionality the plugin will have. At this point, the plugin will automatically detect your Pinterest boards, whereafter you can auto-post your WordPress posts and keep track of all relevant stats (such as the amount of visitor, likes, repins, etc). Thanks to the automatic image detection and responsive Ajax interface it’s already easy to work with.
So what isn’t included in this release yet?
- Scheduled pinning
- Multiple account support
- Batch pinning
- More detailed stats reports
- Pinning non-WP posts (use it for all your pins!)
- Some very cool features we don’t want to reveal yet
- Whatever feature requests we get that will provide value to our users
We offer this plugin for free and we don’t ask any donations etc, but we do ask you to help spread the word.. So if you’re reading this, would you mind sending a blogpost or tweet out? Thanks!
During development we also made the following animation about WP Pinner. Feel free to implement it wherever you want!
Until next time,
Wilco & Mark