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Instagram is a free photo-sharing app you can get on your iPhone or your Android which has become really popular over the last year or many to come as you can just snap a photo, then apply one of the built-in filter effects to it and then upload it and even you can share the photos on Twitter / Facebook, Tumblr etc.

Today’s WordPress Wednesday post feature 6 free plugins which will allow you to display your instagram photos on your wordpress powered site.

1. Instagrate to WordPress

The Instagrate to WordPress plugin allows you to automatically integrate your Instagram account with your WordPress blog. No more manual embedding Instagram images into your posts, let this plugin take care of it all.

Some features:

  • Simple connection to Instagram. Login securely to Instagram to authorise this plugin to access your image data. This plugin does not ask or store your Instagram username and password, you only log into Instagram.
  • Helpful feed of images in the admin screen.
  • Option to manually set the last image in the feed, so all later images will be posted.
  • Configurable post settings.

2. Instagram for WordPress

Simple sidebar widget that shows Your latest pictures and picture embedder. Requires PHP curl extension. To embed picture use shortcode.

3. Instagram Gallery Widget

nstagram Gallery Widget (IGW) lets you display your beautiful pictures in a simple and elegant gallery onto your WordPress website. You can drag multiple widget instances and configure each one with different settings. You can also use custom PHP code to insert the widget in any part of your theme or if you prefer, you can embed the special shortcode.

Some features:

  • Easy-to-install procedure. Just enter one of your pictures URL and you’re done
  • Nice FancyBox effect when clicking on thumbnails
  • Browse your Instagram pictures just like a gallery
  • Thumbnails custom sizes option for every widget instance
  • Random Display Mode
  • Filter images by Effects

4. insta.SHOW

This is insta.SHOW, a plugin for displaying your instagram content in a wordpress page!  Simply install this plugin into your WordPress website, make some settings and display your wonderful photos from instagram

5. Instagram Embed

Easily embed your Instagram photos into WordPress posts (or pages) by placing the instagram url on its own line. For more control, wrap the url in the embed shortcode and pass it one of three values via the size attribute.

6. Instagram Widget For WordPress

This plugin gets a users most recent activity, up to 10, and displays them in a WordPress Widget. It has the option to display likes and comments also. It creates a widget where all the settings can be adjusted. Recently added support for different size images and image linking.


WordPress Wednesday – 6 Free Instagram WordPress Plugins


6 Responses

  1. great list! i’m actually searching for a stable instagram plugin that allows a widget area, but more importantly, the ability/option to turn any instagram photo into an actual blog post! more importantly, to do it via mobile WP login would be great!

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