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Q. Help! I’m a big fan of Pinterest and I’ve been enjoying reading all of your articles on using Pinterest. I’ve created a lot of different Pinterest boards now and they’re a mess on my profile page.
I can’t figure out how Pinterest is arranging them and I can never find the one I want. I have over 100 boards and I’m constantly hunting to find the one I want.
This issue is only going to get worse for me the more I use Pinterest. I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t want to create any new boards because I know won’t be able to find them!
Can you tell me if there’s a setting I can use or some way so I can arrange my Pinterest boards so I can find them better?
A. You’re right, if you have a lot of Pinterest boards, finding one on your profile page can be challenging. I’m not sure how Pinterest arranges them. They aren’t chronological or alphabetical. They don’t arrange them by group vs. individual boards either.
The good news is that there’s a very easy way to arrange your Pinterest boards on your profile page. You can quickly organize your boards to make your Pinterest work much better for you.
How to Arrange Your Pinterest Boards
Go to your profile page on Pinterest by clicking on your name in the upper left corner of the screen.
You should see your boards arranged in a grid. If you don’t, then click on the Boards tab in the menu under the Profile box.
Click on a board then drag and drop it to the place you want it to be. Put it anywhere you want, the other boards move out of the way.
Voila! You’ve just rearranged your boards!
Note that you must arrange your boards on your computer. You can’t use the Pinterest app or a mobile browser to arrange your boards on your Profile Page.
Ideas for Arranging Your Pinterest Boards
You can arrange your Pinterest boards alphabetically or by interest. You can keep your individual boards separate from your group boards or mix them in together.
You may get visitors to your Pinterest profile page who want to explore your boards. Consider putting any boards you want to feature in the top row of the grid. You may want to feature seasonal boards, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas boards at the top during those holidays.
Secret boards are already separate from your public boards, at the bottom of your Profile Page. You can arrange your secret boards too, but you must keep them on the bottom in the Secret area. Shh…
Alphabetical Board List
When you pin or re-pin an image on Pinterest using the website or mobile app, you’re shown a list of your boards in alphabetical order:
You don’t have the ability to arrange this list so be mindful when you name your Pinterest board where the title will be placed in that list. If one of your favorite boards is about your favorite apps, you may want to name it “Apps that Rock” rather than “Top Apps” so that board will be near the top of your list.
Have you ever struggled to find a Pinterest board on your profile page? Have you arranged your Pinterest boards? How do you arrange your boards? Let us know in the Comments section below!