Getting lots of pins from your blog posts increases engagement and drives traffic. Popular pins also help to boost your performance on search engines because pins to your post are ‘do-follow’ links. What many people don’t realize is that the most popular images on Pinterest are images of quotations. In fact, there is a whole category devoted to “Quotes.”
How to create beautiful quote images to share on Pinterest
Thankfully there is now a new plugin called Proquoter that lets you easily create a pinnable “quote image” of any selected piece of text from your own WordPress posts.
After activating the plugin, you will see two new icons appear on your visual editor. One is to place your quotation image on the left, and one is to place it on the right.
Simply highlight whatever text you want for your quote image, and then click whichever icon suites you (left or right). When you do this, you’ll get a pop-up (lightbox) that will let you edit the quotation, put an author’s name in, and then pick a background image.
After that, your new “quote image” is inserted into your post. Here’s an example:
Also, even though there is a “left-side” and a “right-side” button for your convenience, once the image is inserted into your post, you can move it around however you like, just like any image.
Choosing a Pre-Made Quotation
In addition to letting you make your own quote image, you’re also given the choice of picking a premadequote image from the maker’s website. This is not automatic, however.
Open the pop-up by clicking on an icon, you will see a link to, “Find a quote image on our website.”
This link simply leads you to the maker’s website. You can search for premade quote images, but there is no way to automatically get them into your WordPress site. However, you can right click to copy the image URL and then insert them manually into your post:
You Will Still Need Another Pinterest Plugin
Although this plugin bills itself as great for Pinterest Quote pins, it doesn’t actually link directly into Pinterest. It does what it says in that it easily takes whatever text you’ve selected and turn it into an image; however, there is no type of Pinterest button automatically associated with the image by the plugin. You will need another plugin to do that. (| prefer to use the Hover Pin-it plugin for that).
Once again, you can find the Proquoter plugin here.