I've had a lot of people message me asking for help enabling rich pins on Weebly; apparently it's just as difficult to find help doing it now as it was when I did it for the first time a few years ago!
Before I get in to how I set up rich pins with Weebly, let me explain what rich pins are first.
Rich pins are for business Pinterest accounts (you can switch your personal account to a business account here); they contain the title of the article and the source, as well as your favicon (the little image next to your name). They look a lot more professional than normal pins and are more likely to be re-pinned.
Pinterest's article on rich pins is highly unhelpful, so figuring out how to enable rich pins on Weebly when no articles I found mentioned it felt like I was venturing onto an untraveled path.
Fortunately, Weebly makes most things easy, and this was no exception. There are only a few short steps to this:
Paste this code into the "post header" section in your blog settings:
<meta property="og:title" content="Title of your Article"> <meta property="og:description" content="Description of what your article"> <meta property="og:type" content="article">
The code has changed since the original version of this post, so ignore the fact that there's quite a bit more code in the picture below!
Go to the Rich Pins Validator on Pinterest's website. Paste a link to one of your blog posts in the box and click "validate."
You should then see a page of your scrape information. When I first did this, I was concerned that the scape only fetched the name and description for my pins, but not the author or date published.
After chatting with the helpful folks at Weebly, we couldn't figure out a way to solve this problem, so I decided to go ahead and submit my application and see how it looked.
Fortunately, the lack of this information made no difference. My application was approved later that day, and my rich pins look great!