Pinterest Browser Buttons Cause WordPress Bug

Pinterest Browser Buttons Cause WordPress Bug

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So you’ve just installed your internet browser Pinterest pin-it plugin, the ‘pin it’ button that appears at the top of your browser, allowing you to ‘pin’ anything from any webpage! Sounds great, huh?


Some people may be annoyed at first, seeing small, rectangular ‘pin it’ buttons suddenly appear, hovering over nearly every single image on any webpage they visit - especially if they simply wanted the one-click ‘pin it’ button installed at the top of their browser. But, that’s not a problem – these hovering buttons can be turned-off in your internet browser preferences.

What’s pretty annoying is when you’re logged into your WordPress website, and suddenly the ‘Pin It’ buttons appear above the image, as opposed to on it. Because the pin-it buttons are activated when you hover your cursor over an image, the buttons disappear when you try to click it, as the ‘pin it’ button that now floats above the image.


Why is this happening?


We thought this error was somehow caused by our WordPress theme, so we wrote our theme creator, Solo Pine, asking for a solution.

They said the cause of this error seems to be the black, horizontal admin bar that appears at the top of your site when you’re logged into your WordPress.org account. This additional, horizontal bar pushes your page content downwards, causing the ‘pin it’ button to appear displaced.

And when you’re not logged into your account, the admin bar is gone – and so is the problem. 

This was simple enough to test; we logged out of our WordPress.org account, and lo – the 'admin' bar disappeared, and the Pinterest buttons appeared in their proper place, hovering over the top-left corner of each image.


Have no fear! The public won’t see the error because they’re not logged into your site.


This isn’t a huge problem, but it can be stressful before you understand that only someone logged into your website as a registered ‘admin’ or contributor can see this error. However, this is something that should be fixed, regardless of how minor an error this may seem to be.


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