Validating for Rich Pins for Pinterest

Pinterest recently announced new functionality for "Rich Pins" for Pinterest for different types of pins (product, recipe, movie, or article).

As we're a blog, and support lots of bloggers on +Blogger, we've created instructions for setting up these Rich Pins for Blogger so that you can validate them and have them approved..

And if you're looking for quick instructions to add a Pin It button to your Blogger blog, give these instructions a read.

Step 1: search for this line

Run a search for this line of code in your Template
<b:includable id='post' var='post'>

Step 2: add the following

Below the line you found in Step 1, add the following:

<meta expr:content='data:post.title' property='og:title'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' property='og:description'/>
<meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.url' property='og:url'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<meta expr:content='data:post.timestampISO8601' property='article:published_time'/>
<meta content='Technology' property='article:section'/>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<meta expr:content='data:label.name' property='article:tag'/>
</b:loop>

Change the last line from "Technology" to whatever section you want to be in.

Step 3: save your template

Congratulations! Test out the new code with the validator and you should be good to go!