Pinterest automatic automatically pin your wordpress posts to Pinterest saving lot’s of time doing pining work manually. Pinterest automatic runs on your server so it uses the same server IP to connect to Pinterest.
Sometimes your server IP may be blocked by Pinterest due to service abuse using your IP especially if you are on a shared hosting where your server IP is shared among all users on the server. Some Evil scripts do brute force attacks to Pinterest and this makes Pinterest take the action
Fortunately even if your server IP is blacklisted from Pinterest you can still use the plugin to auto pin wordpress images to Pinterest as it support using proxies
In this tutorial we will see how to use private proxies from NewIPNow.com service it provides reliable private proxies for as low as $5 a month
How to know we are blacklisted from Pinterest ?
once you try to fetch boards and you are sure that you added your correct username and password then the plugin told you that the login failed, Go to check your log you should find a message like this that tells you that you must use proxies.
How to get private proxies from NewIPNow.com ?
1- Visit this link and subscribe to the Package you like ($5/month) is sufficient
Once you have subscribed, You will get your new account login username and password
2- Login to your account and you should find your IPs to use. Copy the proxies
3- Paste the IPs to your plugin proxy field and change the ports to 80 . This proxy service allow connection to port 80 which is open by all servers especially shared hosting
4- Keep the proxy IP as-is but change the port to 80 . As example this proxy you pasted like 22.214.171.124:3128 make it 126.96.36.199:80
5- Save the options for the proxies to be stored in the Database
6- Add your server IP to authorized IPs at newipnow . You can get your server IP by clicking the link below the proxies box
Copy your server IP
Paste your server IP to the authorized IPs list and hit save
7- Now you are ready to use your new proxies. Go to settings and fetch boards again. here is log and shows a successful proxy connection
Conclusion: you can use any proxy service that will work on Port 80 which is open for connection. most servers closes most ports using firewall so if you try to use a strange port expect to find it closed.