I realize that this is a FWP, but I just wasted the last 40 minutes of my life figuring out how to do this, and I want to share because I care about you. Truly. :0)
Because see, every time I need to go to something I pinned, I have to comb through my 283 dadgum boards trying to find the right one (if remember which one I pinned it to.) And I have agonized and stayed up nights with the tormented question of why. Why doesn’t Pinterest automatically alphabetize my boards?
So today I had had enough of the time-wasting mining for that pin I vaguely remember pinning (never mind about the fact that quite possibly Pinterest is a glorious time waster to begin with) and I decided it was high time to figure out how to rearrange my boards myself. Surely someone had done it and shared on Google.
Kind of. I found out you basically have to do it by hand, but it is possible, and through trial and error, I think I found the least tedious way. At least until Pinterest improves its irritating interface. (is it still called alliteration if all the words start with a vowel?)
So here is how you do it.
1. Go to your main “boards” page. See this little icon, next to “Edit Profile”?
2. Click on it to “Rearrange Boards”. Now it will look like this:
3. Now sigh and begin dragging around your boards, using those great alphabetizing skills you learned in grade school. If you have tons, like I do, you will very soon find that you have to scroll up and down a gazillion times. Unless you do this nifty trick that Exacto taught me. . . .
4. To zoom out the view on your browser, hit Ctrl and – at the same time (to zoom back in, do Ctrl and +).
After a few handy clicks, my boards all fit on one screen and I could still (barely) read all the names. Like so (except bigger, of course).
Here is the NUMBER ONE TIP I will give you to save your time and sweat at this back-breaking labor! Pay attention now.
Don’t wait until you are done to click on the red checkmark!! Or you will be very sorry! Because after you have merrily clicked and moved about 138 boards, your dadgum mouse will suddenly think that you clicked on the board cover and that you want to look at it, and you will go back only to discover to your horror that it did not save all the recent dazzling choreography of boards!
5. So be smart and click on the red checkmark every few pins to save your work.
That is all.
My charity never faileth!