Add Rich Pin tags to your OpenCart shop for better ecommerce through Pinterest
What are Rich Pins ?
When a user pins a product image from "Rich Pin" enabled shopping cart ; along with the image; Rich pin will also send actionable information to Pinterest. For Products actionable information will include Price, availability etc. This info will be published along with the image on Pinterest Board.
More Info on rich pins is available Here
Here is how Rich Pin looks like:
How to make my product pages Rich pins enabled?
Here are Five steps:
- Get your site verified from Pinterest Account. More Info on How to get your web site verified
- Install TransPacific Software's Rich pin enabling plugin. It is available for $25 Here. The plugin will embed OpenCart Tags (Open Graph standard developed by Facebook) in your site's Product detailed page. For Details on how to install the plugin click here
- On installing the plugin/extension Visit Pinterest Validation page here. And paste any of your product URL to apply.
- You will receive a message that "Your Pin's been validated" Apply Now
- Proceed to apply.
In about 4-5 working days you will receive an e-mail from Pinterest if your site is approved or disapproved.
Alternatively you may visit Rich Pin validator page and paste detailed page product URL. If your site is approved It will have following message:
We provide paid installation and customization support on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite: The Extension is vQmod based. you should have vQmod installed.
Unzip the contents of Extension.
You will find following files.
Upload the contents of the upload folder to OpenCart shop's root folder.(e.g. public_html)
After upload login to your shop.
Go to extension => module.
Where you can see Pinterest Rich Pins for OpenCart v1.1 click on install.
It will insert Open Graph tags (adhering to Pinterest Rich Pin requirements) in the header of Product Detail page.
You may test it by pasting the URL of your product detail page in Pinterest's Rich Pin Validation Page.