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  1. Tracy

    June 4th, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    I used to use this code to hide my pinnable images in WordPress but now it no longer hides them! The images show up in the blog post. Would you have any idea why it would stop working? Thank you!

  2. Tracy Dungo

    June 5th, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Tracy! Sometimes when you copy and paste things into WP, it changes the quotation marks from straight quotes (” “) to curly ones for whatever reason. Can you try something for me? Find the code that you pasted into your blog post and then re-type the quotes manually and see if that works. If not, shoot me an email at and we’ll try and figure out what’s going on!

  3. Christina

    June 28th, 2018 at 2:07 am

    For me, it was easy to hide the images, but I don’t see that they show up as options when I try to pin from the website. It automatically pins the first image in the post. Have you run into this before?

  4. Tracy Dungo

    June 28th, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Hi Christina! I haven’t seen this happen before but just sent you a quick email directly to see if we can figure it out!

  5. Emma @ Misfit Gardening

    June 28th, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Oh my goodness I didn’t see the code had changed to curly quotation marks until I read this and checked the coding on my posts. A thousand thank you’s for this! You have helped fix a very annoying problem on my posts!

    Thank you so much!

  6. Tracy Dungo

    June 29th, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Emma! Oh good! So glad you found it helpful!

  7. Meygan

    July 2nd, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Hello! I am having the same issue as Christina – it’s hiding my image, but it is not showing up as a pinnable option. 🙁

  8. Tracy Dungo

    July 3rd, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Hi Meygan! Just sent you a quick email directly to see if we can figure it out!

  9. Meygan

    July 3rd, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks so much for all of your help, Tracy! It works for me now!

  10. Mindy L Walker

    July 11th, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I would love to know how to hide an image permanently from pinterest because they are personal. Do you know how to do that? There is not a lot of information on the interenet about this, and those that have posted on this topic are outdated or hard to follow. I would love to read a post on that and I’m sure others out there would too! I am using Elementor, WP and the Ocean theme. Thanks!

  11. Tracy Dungo

    July 12th, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Hi Mindy! Great question and definitely a good thing to know- so if you want to prevent any single image on your site from being saved to Pinterest, add this little piece of code. Don’t forget to replace the outside brackets [ ] with <>:​

    [img src = “IMAGE.jpg” nopin = “nopin” /]

    Hope that helps!

  12. Yolanda

    July 20th, 2018 at 1:30 am

    I’m having the same problem as a few others. The pin is hiding, yet not showing up as a pinnable option. I’ve fixed the quotations also.

  13. Ashley Smith

    September 26th, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Hi! Thank you for the helpful post! I read so many similar articles and yours finally cleared up the issue of WordPress changing the text. But I’m afraid I’m having the same problem as a few others. The image will hide, but won’t show up as pinnable. I’ve searched everywhere on the internet for an answer – would you be able to provide guidance? 🙂

  14. Tracy Dungo

    October 12th, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Hi Ashley- I wish I did! I’m not quite sure why that keeps happening to only a handful of people and not everyone (for example, the code is still working for me on my sites as well as my clients’). A few of the others who’ve encountered the same thing may have been able to sort it out on their end. But I did just update the article with plug-in recommendations you could try out in case you need other options. Good luck!

  15. Ashley Smith

    November 3rd, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you Tracy! Clearing my cache worked – thank you for your advice!!!

  16. Honestly Holly

    November 20th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Oh my word. I have been trying to do this for a week. I’ve read about 25 articles telling me how to do it but none of them worked! You’re the ONLY one to mention changing the parenthesis and now FINALLY it worked. Thanks!
    Holly |

  17. Lori

    January 31st, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Tracy! Everything works until I hit update. After saving the code changes and the image is visible again. Any idea what’s going on?

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