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Pinboard v2 = Multisite and Social Sharing

We are proud to announce version 2 of Pinboard, our Pinterest-inspired theme. We've added multisite integration and social share features. For those who are not familiar with the term 'multisite', basically it lets users to create sub-sites under your site. With Pinboard v2, you can setup your WordPress as a multisite which enables users to signup and publish posts on your site. Check this live Pinboard multisite (signup) demo to see it in action. We also bundled an option to open single posts in lightbox mode in this update. Read below for more details.

Multisite Integration

The multisite feature in Pinboard allows you to synce all posts from micro sites in your network and show them in your main site. Users can register in your site and create micro sites. When they publish a post, it will be also published in your main site. Sign up a test account on our demo to see how it works.

Custom Signup and Login Form

We've built a custom sign up and login shortcode which allows you to display the form anywhere in the post, page, or widget.

Social Share

Now visitors can easily share your posts to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus by clicking on the share buttons. Each button contains a counter to show how many time the post has been shared.

Open Posts in Lightbox Mode

In this version, posts can be set to open in a lightbox popup like Pinterest.com.

Upgrade Now

If you are using Pinboard on a single/standard WordPress site, you won't see the multisite options. The social share and open posts in lightbox mode option are available to both. Upgrade Pinboard now via Themify option panel or read this documentation on how to setup Pinboard on a multisite. If you don't have Pinboard yet, get it now or try out our demo (signup).

22 Comments

  1. Eric
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 14:19

    Awesome!
    Is this a paid upgrade from version 1?

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    • Nick La
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 16:21

      This is a free upgrade if you already purchased Pinboard or joined the theme club.

      Reply

  2. Shirish Chincholimath
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 14:25

    From where can I download it? I have already purchased V1. Will I have to pay again?

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  3. Bob R
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 14:45

    Guys, buy the membership. With a membership in hand there is not such a fear that you have to buy the theme again. Is worth it.

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  4. Jon Lim
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 14:58

    @Shirish: As per the post, you can upgrade via the Themify option panel, or using this documentation: http://themify.me/docs/pinboard-documentation#multisite

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  5. Ashley Cole
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 15:22

    Awesome! thanks themify team, we loving you..

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  6. SallyE
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 15:46

    Hi All,
    This one makes those posts and pages(?) look really nice, provided we’ve all learned to use a nice photo or graphic for each. Excellent look; inviting to read – just like Pinterest.
    One question: A child theme is supposed to stay the same while the framework gets the update. That is the whole purpose. My question is why did you update your child theme? Why not just create another Pinterest looking child theme and call it something else?
    It does do a beautiful job of making a blog inviting. Thanks for the nice work.
    –SallyE

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    • SallyE
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 15:51

      OK, so you don’t do child themes. I wish you guys would stop using theme in your names. I confused you with another company…. themefuse, themefurnace, themeskingdom, themedy…..

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    • Nick La
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 16:25

      This is not a child theme. You may create a child theme on top.

      Reply

  7. Ibrahim
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 19:20

    Providing free upgrades to themes in this competitive market? Awesome!!!

    Thanks heaps :)

    PS: found your mail in spam, please use mailchimp ;)

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  8. shawn
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 06:09

    A suggestion:
    This is the absolute perfect theme to showcase just how powerful the WordPress post-formats are. It would be really great if this theme actually utilized post-formats, maybe even with a much nicer post-format metabox than what comes standard.

    One thing you might model after is the crowdfavorite post-format plugin:
    http://alexking.org/blog/2011/10/25/wordpress-post-formats-admin-ui

    I use it on all of my sites, and the end-users absolutely love it as it makes so much more sense than the standard input boxes. Add in a little jquery magic and it’s a perfect match for pinboard.

    It would go a long way to making this theme much more intuitive right out of the box for newer WordPress users.

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    • Nick La
      Sep 17, 2012 @ 18:54

      Thanks for the suggestion. We will look into it.

      Reply

  9. Ivan
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 22:33

    This theme alone is worth the membership, totally lovin it :) thanks a lot guys

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  10. Adrian
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 03:01

    I’m looking for a developer/designer to customize this theme. Can anyone recommend someone or is there a section on the site we I can find a list of developers/designers who work with Themify.me themes (I’d really like any modifications not to break the theme from a dashboard or upgrade functionality point of view).

    Cheers

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  11. John
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 22:08

    I purchased the Pinboard theme via WordPress an I am a bit confused on how to update. How do I create an account with Themify?

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  12. Lemuel
    Nov 09, 2012 @ 12:35

    Awesome theme, really a Pinterest look-alike w/ powerful features, too.

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  13. Isaiah
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 16:38

    Is it possible to have users create their own page? I do not seen an option in the demo to create your own page. Thanks!

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    • Nick La
      Nov 21, 2013 @ 21:48

      With WP Multisite setup, users can sign up and create their own posts and pages under their account.

      Reply

  14. Hampus
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:10

    I have two problems with the multi site configuration. I have a site were I want people to be able and sign up and post their favorite books.

    I have enabled multisites and everything.

    How do I ad the shortcode for signup and login in separate pages? I cannot find the short codes.

    How do I make sure that the Pinboard Theme will be the default theme when people create new sites. Now when i create a new site the ugly original wordpress theme appears.

    Thanks for a great theme. I am new with it but I am sure it will work out fine ;)

    Hampus

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