Pinterest, the hottest tech startup of 2012 is also the first website ever to hit the 10 million monthly visitors in such a short period of time. Besides that, Pinterest is still using an invitation only registration system which has managed to gather over 5 million active users and become one of the leading traffic sources for many important websites.
Considering this amazing success of Pinterest among image bookmarking websites, it is only obvious that people are interested in building a website with similar functions. That’s why I tought it would be a good idea to give you some tips on how to do this properly even if you don’t have any programming knowledge at all.
I’m not saying you should start plagiarize Pinterest or similar websites, but approach a image bookmarking system. These tools, themes and mods will help you start this in a nice manner.
Pinterest-Like WordPress Themes
WordPress is the most popular content management system and it seems like there is already a large number of developers interested in adding Pinterest-like features to WordPress. Among these we have some talented and dedicated web designers too. I have a feeling that soon enough the web will be filled with themes similar to Pinterest, but until then, check out these great themes:
Is a fusion between two previous WordPress themes – TNW Evo and TNW Lite, both combining a easy to navigate grid design. You can download this great theme at SuperThemes.org
A theme that brings innovation in the portfolio-type WordPress themes. FolioGrid is very flexible and it fits on many niches including photo sharing websites.
Yet another brilliant theme created by the super guys at SuperThemes.org . The theme embeds LTE technologies which gives you a better WYSIWYG experience. The theme is premium and you can buy it for $49 or you can test their free version called Evolutive-Lite.
A special design created to serve the photographers with a user friendly navigation and a way to display images in multiple sizes without disturbing the website look in any kind.
Like the name says, this theme was designed to bring the contemporary chaotic, yet very intriguing modern design. If you are looking for a minimalist and light-weight style, then this is the right solution for your Pinterest-Like site.
Is a brilliant WordPress theme created by the popular WordPress theme developers at ElegantThemes. You can get this theme and tens of others for just $39 by joining ElegantThemes
This great theme is available in 2 versions: one lite which is free for use and the other one is premium available for $50. Both of them are highly customizable and they embed the Pinterest style along with some mods that can help you save bookmarks much more easily.
You can also check our full list of Pinterest-Like WordPress Themes
Some web developers took action on building pinterest scripts so even if the site is pretty new, you have lots of options for building your image bookmarking community in no time.
A team of expert web programmers specialized in creating scripts of the most popular online websites. In their list is Groupon, Yipit clone and even a neat clone of the popular cloud storage website, Dropbox.
The name says it all. This is pretty new project recreating Pinterest in detail. You get great support, it is the most stable platform out there and it also brings all the features available on Pinterest.
One of the most popular content management systems available along with WordPress and Joomla. Drupal has always placed great emphasis on developing cutting-edge web technologies for their members.
Like Drupal and WordPress, Joomla benefits from having a large web community established many years ago. The script is free and open source and that makes it very malleable and developer friendly. You should know that developers at Apptha created a complete Joomla extension called Social Pinboard.
Get a Coder
This is not always the cheapest option, but still…it is a good idea to use talented web professionals to help you with solving this matter. Either if you choose a specialized website like eLance or just a site like Craigslist, you can get a pretty good ROI. For instance, on Freelancer.com this guy has posted a job in which he requires a WordPress theme design similar to Pinterest.
Some other great sites for posting freelance jobs are: eLance.com or Guru.com . All of these sites can provide you high quality and insurance that you will get your project done in time thanks to their professionals. If you want to get even more opinions or job offers, then is a good idea to pay a visit to DigitalPoint Forums which is always eager to help you with whatever web job you might have.
With that being said, I really hope that you will build your Pinterest-Like website soon because this industry is expanding quite fast. Also, remember to pay a visit from time to time on our Pinterest tag because we post there frequently and you might find useful tools for your campaing.