Amit is a web developer and writer turned digital entrepreneur. He loves writing on technology, social media, and self-improvement.
Are you looking for ways to add your Instagram feed to your WordPress website? If yes, after reading this post, you will end up with the perfect solution.
Well, in this right place, you'll learn how to connect your Instagram with your website.
So let's dive into the steps!
Step 1 - Install Plugin
First of all, you need to install a plugin called Social Feed. To install this plugin, go to the WordPress dashboard and select Plugins> Add New.
Now search for the plugin in the search bar. Next, find the correct plugin and click Install Now and then Activate.
Step 2 - Connect Instagram Account
Now to use this plugin, you need to link your Instagram account with it.
After installing it, you will see an item called Social Feed Gallery on the lower left side of the dashboard.
To add your account, let's open the plugin first. Now select the second tab which is the Accounts.
Now you can choose the option according to your requirement. If you already have an account, click on Add Personal Account. If you have a business account, click on Add Business Account.
Or if you want to create a new one, you get it here!
I am going to click on Add Personal Account, after clicking on it, you will be taken to a new window where you can access your account by entering credentials.
Once you press the login button, it will take you to a new pop-up window where it will ask you to Authorize it or Cancel it.
I am going to click to Authorize.
Once you click on it, you will see that your Instagram account will be linked to this plugin.
Step 3 - Add Instagram Feed
So far, you have successfully linked your account to your website through this plugin. Next, you need to decide the area or section where you want your Instagram feed to appear.
To show your Instagram feed on your website, all you need to do is copy the shortcode and paste it on the section you want it to appear.
Let's say you want it to show on the home page. To do this, open the home page. Go to your dashboard again and click Pages > Home.
To copy the shortcode, head to the feed and then click the +feed icon. As soon as you click on it, you will be asked to turn on some settings.
First of all, how you want to show the feed on your website. Second, how many posts do you want to show. Third, select the column according to your taste.
After making the appropriate change, click on the Save button.
After this, you will see the shortcode which you have to copy and paste on the home page. After opening the home page, paste the shortcode in the right section.
To paste the shortcode, follow these steps carefully:
- Open your home page and click Edit with Elementor (if you have created your website with Elementor).
- Drag the shortcode element to the home page.
- Paste the shortcode into the text field of the shortcode element.
- Now press the Update button.
- Refresh your home page and you will see your Instagram feed on the home page.
I have selected the footer area to show my Instagram feed, you can choose as per your requirement.
Apart from this, you can also show your feed on inner pages or posts.
This is how your home page Instagram feed will look like:
This plugin has a pretty simple interface, and amazing functionality. You can choose the layout and number of posts according to your needs.
Additionally, you can show your Instagram feed on any post or page. What I like most is a feature in which you can show a post anywhere on the website. This feature is quite impressive.
And by pressing that post, your audience can directly view, like and follow your page.
After reading this article, I guess, you have the full confidence to make it happen. Yes, by following the steps you can surely add your Instagram feed to your website.
All you have to do is copy the shortcode and paste it where you want it to appear.
If you have any doubt, you can ask me.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Amit Masih
Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on December 27, 2020:
Hahaha!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate the way you love my posts.
Preeti Shah from Delhi on December 27, 2020:
Amit you are storehouse of knowledge. I love reading your articles.
You have beautifully described how to integrate your Instagram account within wordpress site.