Pinterest for osCommerce

By | April 26, 2012

Needed to code up a Pinterest Social Bookmark module for a client yesterday…

I had a quick look in the add-on area at the official osCommerce site, but found nothing of ‘interest’ – just a broken version that needs removing from the add-on area. I did notice that my friend Matt over at Sweetness and Light has something similar, but I think that is a separate module that is not “pure” osCommerce…

So, I had to code it up from scratch. As it was for 2.3.1, this version already has some social bookmark modules, so I thought why not make one in the same way for Pinterest.

A short time later;

I’ll take a video of it in action and upload tomorrow.

In the few minutes since I pinned a customers product, it has been re-pinned a few times. If it drives even 1 new customer to the shop, it’s a winner!

8 thoughts on “Pinterest for osCommerce

  1. Matt

    Hey Gary,

    My pinterest button had to be custom coded for my shop since I ran into the same issue as you with the already available mods on the addons site. It didn’t take me too long and it’s well worth the effort! People are VERY responsive on pinterest (as you noticed) and it’s a great way to share things. I also coded the pinterest button on Steph’s site, which is part of an social sharing script. I would be curious to compare notes on how we accomplished the same thing 🙂


  2. Douglas Walker

    Hi There
    Very interested in this.
    I have some code for a Pintrest button but it won’t post to the Pin site.
    Can I post the code here
    warm regards

  3. Gary Post author

    Hi Doug – please post the code at pastebin and then link us to it using the pastebin url. THis blog does not react well to code.

  4. Douglas Walker

    I think the problem is the ? in the url. It can’t seem to get past it.

  5. Gary Post author

    You need to build the url then urlencode it.

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