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Pinry, tiling image board system to replace your pinterest

Pinry logoIf you follow my blog every day (Using the RSS feed may be?), you should have seen my previous article on Cubet Board, an alternative to Pinterest, to install on your own server.


However, the project hasn’t been updated for more than 9 months and the design (although quite light) is not my taste.

So I’ve been looking for others alternatives and I found a good one! Pinry

Pinry, built on top of Django is a tiling image board system allowing you to save, tag and share various content such as images, videos and webpages, all that in an easy way.

pinry screenshot

From the authors, Pinry “was the first and remains the best open source pin board alternative to sites like Wookmark and Pinterest.” But obviously Pinry is Open Source and can be installed relatively easily on your own server to keep ownership of all your data and ensure greater privacy.

You can have a look to their demo there.

Now let’s see how to install it.


Pinry requires:

  • Python
  • virtualenv
  • pip
  • Pillow build dependencies

1) Install the dependencies

In root (or with sudo), run:

2) Clone their repository in your /var/www

3) Setup the virtualenv and install all the requirements

4) Sync the database

and answer the following questions:

5) Launch the service

And should see something like that:

You should now have access to your Pinry instance at

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