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How to recreate your long-lost Pinterest bookmarklet.

How to recreate your long-lost Pinterest bookmarklet.

Right-click your bookmarks bar and choose Add Page (Chrome) or New Bookmarklet (Firefox).

In Name, put this:

Pin It

In URL, put this:

javascript:void((function(d){d.addEventListener('securitypolicyviolation',function(r){alert('ContentSecurityPolicyError!');});e=d.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8');e.setAttribute('debug','true');e.setAttribute('src','//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r='+(Math.random()*99999999));d.body.appendChild(e);}(document)));

For My Little Friend Safari:

  • open about:blank in a new window (this will help you not have to mess around with favicons later)
  • hit command-D
  • choose Favorites under Add this page to:
  • enter Pin It in the Name box
  • right-click the Pin It bookmarklet you just made and choose Edit Address
  • paste in the JavaScript from above

If You're Running Chrome or Firefox, Pinmarklet will Bother You to Install the Pinterest Browser Extension

  • From time to time you'll see a big banner in the image grid, begging you to please install the extension.
  • If you don't want to install the extension, click the "no, thanks" button to set a two-week cookie.

Why you Might Want the Extension After All

  • Pinning with the extension is much better, especially if you pin a lot. You'll have free hovering Save buttons (which you can turn off in Settings) and you can right-click and pin an image without the intervening wait-for-the-grid / pick-an-image cycle.
  • Pinning happens right there inline instead of in a pop-up window.
  • You also get Visual Search for free. Right-click the body of the page to search a full screenshot, or choose the hovering selector button to search an individual image.
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For those seeing the ContentSecurityPolicy error, that's probably happening because you're running pinmarklet on GitHub, which forbids external JavaScript embeds.

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