How To Show All Instagram Photos On Your WordPress Blog?
I have written a few articles about how to get more people to read your blog or visit your website. In this post, I am going to discuss how you can take your Instagram photos and show it on your website or blog.
This is a great way to show your best looking pictures or show the visual side of your blog subject and at the same time to increase your Instagram followers. By showing your Instagram feed on your blog, you are previewing a preview of your audience what they will see when following you.
Which Instagram account do I use?
If you have a personal Instagram account, you will not be able to display your feed. If you do not want to set it publicly, you can create a new public account for your blog. In this way, you can keep your personal photos of your family apart from photographs created for blogs and related topics.
Most bloggers create separate Instagram accounts for their blogs and the photos are usually related to their niche. Photos include back view snapshots, preview of upcoming products, conferences and programs, and other everyday things that they manage to manage their blogs.
These are ideas that you can attract if you are not sure what to post on your blog’s Instagram account. Be creative with your photos to attract readers and followers.
How does the Instagram feed plugin work?
How do you go about showing your Instagram feed on your blog? A simple plugin named Instagram Feed will help you complete your work without any coding.
After installing the plugin, you will see the “Instagram Feed” button on your WordPress left panel menu. Click on it to go to the control of the plugin.
First you have to log in to your Instagram account and authorize the plugin to access your photos. Click the blue button that says “Log in and get my access token and user id”.
If you are not already logged into Instagram, then log in with the username and password. Authorize the plugin when prompted. Once done, it will bring you back to the plugin page in WordPress, in which your access token and user id has already been generated.
Copy them and paste it below into the access token and the User ID field.
Click Save changes.
At the top, click the Customize tab.
Here you can customize the width and height of the feed area. If you are going to put a feed on a sidebar widget, it is best to check the dimensions of your widget area to match prices here. You can set the value with percentage or pixels.
You can also choose a background color to match your theme.
After this, decide how many photos you want to show and how many columns you are in.
In the image resolution, you can choose what size the photos appear in. The plug-in has a default of auto-detect.
Finally, you can change the padding around the images, or you can change the distance between each image. The default is 5 pixels. You can also disable mobile layouts. However, if you want to show the feed responsibly in the mobile device, then keep this box unchecked.
When done, click Save Changes.
Next down, you have more options for the header, follow more button and load. On each of these areas, you can customize the text color of the background color and button, as well as customize the text (default “load load” and “follow on Instagram”).
Once you work with optimization, click Save Changes and go to the next tab that displays your feed.
Here, you have been given the original short code to display your feed in any part of your site. Just paste the short code into a text editor or widget text element and it should display the feed accordingly.
If you want to display your feed separately in other areas of your blog, you can also use additional short codes for additional customization. Note that some small codes, such as displaying hashtags instead of user photos, come with the Pro version of the plugin.
You can display multiple users in a feed described in the short code below:
[instagram-feed id = “ANOTHER_USER_ID, YET_ANOTHER_USER_ID” num = 4 cols = 4 showfollow = false]
The required Instagram User ID is not similar to the user name. Note that the user must have a public account to show the pictures. To get an Instagram user’s user ID, use free service like Jellade.
Here’s an example of what your feed might look like:
Instagram Feed is one of the many WordPress plugins to display Instagram photos on your website, but it is widely used and most features are available on the free version. Once you try it out and decide that you have more features
If you want, there are definitely other plugins that offer other options despite the price. Here are a few great plugins that you should read: • How to use the Suggest Social Lock Plugin to access your social media • How to add social media sharing buttons for blog images? Did you try to display Instagram photos on your site is?
Share in the comments below!