Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. It’s a great way to share photos and stories with your audience. However, it can be difficult to share your Instagram content through WordPress, as the platform does not offer any out-of-the-box integration options.
Fortunately, that’s nothing you can’t fix with the right Instagram WordPress plugin. In this article, we will introduce you to more than 15 featured tools. For each one, we will cover:
- How does it work.
- What features does it offer?
- If you offer a premium version with additional features.
1. Access Press Instagram Feed
When it comes to integrating WordPress with Instagram, what most people want to do is display their feeds on their websites. Access Press Instagram Feed connects with your Instagram account and allows you to embed your feed on any page or post you want, using short codes or widgets.
As we go through this list, you will notice that most WordPress plugins for Instagram offer similar features. However, this particular tool stands out because it provides you with various layouts that you can use to display your feed. In addition, it includes light box effects for these images and is fully mobile friendly.
- Show your Instagram feed in WordPress using short codes and widgets.
- Choose from several layouts for your feed.
- Create a fully responsive feed with no additional setup required.
If you want a bit more power, the plugin also offers a premium version. A single professional license gives you access to even more designs. In addition, it also includes the option to show the counts and comments of your photographs.
2. Instagram Feed
Despite its unimaginative name, Instagram Feed includes several cool features. Its main functionality allows you to display your Instagram feed in WordPress using short codes. However, the fun part is that it allows you to display photos from multiple accounts as part of a single feed (if you wish).
In addition, this plugin gives you options to customize the entire design of your Instagram feed and the resolution of your photos. It even offers a Load More button that your visitors can use to explore additional content on your Instagram account, and it’s CSS-compliant in case you want to dig deeper and do some custom work.
- Display Instagram feeds in WordPress using short codes.
- Mix photos from multiple Instagram accounts in one feed.
- Customize the look of your feeds using various built-in options and custom CSS.
- Allow your users to upload as many images as they want.
This plugin is 100% free from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.
3. WD Instagram Feed
Like many of the plugins we’ve covered so far, WD Instagram Feed allows you to create an Instagram widget for WordPress. It is also compatible with the classic short codes.
Furthermore, this plugin also gives you various layouts to choose from for your feed, including a modern metro layout. However, our favorite feature is the ability to skip the display of specific images from your Instagram feed. That way, you have full control over the content you upload on your WordPress website.
- Use widgets and short codes to add an Instagram feed to WordPress.
- Choose from several designs, including a metro design.
- Skip specific images from your Instagram feed.
- Choose between pagination and scrolling functions.
There’s also a premium version of the WD Instagram Feed plugin, which includes additional layouts, mixed Instagram feed support, and advanced transition effects for browsing your galleries.
4. WP Instagram Widget
If you’re looking for the fastest way to embed your feed on your website, this WordPress Instagram plugin is the way to go. WP Instagram Widget allows you to display your feed using a simple widget, and does not require you to provide access to your Instagram account. All you have to do is enter the name of the account you want to display, and as long as it’s set to public, you’re good to go.
The only downside is that this plugin doesn’t include many customization options. That means if you want full control over how your feed appears, you may want to look elsewhere.
- Display any public Instagram feed you want using a widget.
- Cache your widget images automatically.
This plugin is a free and open-source option.
5. Feed them Social
So far, we’ve focused only on Instagram-focused plugins, so it’s time to launch a wider network. The Feed them Social plugin allows you to display feeds from various social media platforms in WordPress. It supports Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and (of course) Instagram.
This particular plugin allows you to add as many feeds as you want from any of the social media platforms mentioned above, and you can include follow and like buttons for all of them. Also, all the galleries you create are fully compatible with all devices and there are various extensions that you can configure to provide additional functionality.
- Add feeds from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram accounts using short codes and widgets.
- Show Like and Follow buttons for all your feeds.
- Create totally responsive and original galleries.
There is also a premium version with various extensions that are offered at various prices.
6. Photonic Gallery
The Photonic Gallery plugin is another tool that allows you to add Instagram feeds from multiple platforms to WordPress. In this case, the focus of the plugin is less on social media and more on photography websites. Supports Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, Zen folio, and Instagram feeds.
Photonic Gallery uses a short code system to add feeds to your website. For ease of use, the plugin also includes a short code editor that allows you to customize your feeds and generate unique short codes for them.
- Show your Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, Zen folio and Instagram feeds in WordPress.
- Use customizable short codes to add your feeds anywhere you want.
This is a free plugin, no premium version
7. Instagram Gallery
Instagram Gallery is another strong contender for the title of the “easiest-to-use Instagram WordPress plugin.” This simple tool allows you to add Instagram feeds to your website as galleries or carousels.
There are only a couple of customization options offered, making it completely possible to set up your feed in minutes. Also, the feeds use clean, modern layouts that look great on almost any website.
- Add Instagram galleries and carousels to WordPress using widgets.
- Set up your Instagram feed quickly and smoothly.
This plugin is another free option that can be found in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
8. WP Instagram Post and Widget
This WordPress plugin for Instagram is a 180 ° turn from everything we’ve covered so far. Instead of publishing your Instagram content to WordPress, do the opposite. With WP Instagram Post and Widget, you can upload your WordPress posts (or any type of custom post) to Instagram as individual posts.
For example, if you create a regular post, Instagram will take its featured image and post it to your feed. It will also use the post’s meta description and include a link to the source. Therefore, this plugin is a perfect way to drive traffic to WordPress from Instagram.
- Post any type of WordPress post on Instagram.
- Include featured images and meta descriptions for your posts.
- Link back to your WordPress content from Instagram.
In addition to the features, we have mentioned so far, there is also a premium version of WP Instagram Post and Widget that offers even more. A license costs $ 29, and it will allow you to post content to multiple Instagram accounts as one and share your WordPress images.
9. WPZOOM Instagram widget
As the name of this plugin imdica, it allows you to configure an Instagram widget in WordPress. WPZOOM’s Instagram Widget is remarkably simple to use, and it’s a perfect option if you want to display a single feed on your website without much trouble.
Sadly, this plugin doesn’t offer much in terms of customization. However, it supports two-column and three-column layouts, which look fantastic.
- Use an Instagram widget in WordPress to display your feed.
- Choose from multiple attractive designs.
All the functions of this plugin are included in the single free version.
10. Custom Instagram Feed
Custom Instagram Feed is a plugin with a lot of depth. Its basic functionality is to display your Instagram content in WordPress. However, it also offers you a wide range of options to customize the look of your feed. Some of those options include changing the width, height, and background color of the feed.
Plus, it also gives you access to a variety of custom design options, as well as the ability to choose in which order your photos will be displayed. You can even add padding to your gallery items and place a Load More button if you want. Finally, the plugin is fully responsive, so you don’t have to worry about your mobile users.
- Add your Instagram feed to WordPress using short codes.
- Customize all aspects of your feed’s style through preconfigured layouts and other settings.
- Add an Upload More button to your Instagram gallery in WordPress.
The premium version of this Instagram WordPress plugin includes many more features. It allows you to display Instagram videos in WordPress and filter your feed using hashtags, it also supports advanced lightbox settings.
11. Simple Instagram Feed
As the name implies, this WordPress plugin for Instagram is very simple to set up. It is perfect if you are looking for a quick way to add your Instagram feed to any of your WordPress pages, using short codes or widgets.
When it comes to unique features, Simple Instagram Feed has a few things to offer. It allows you to limit the length of Instagram captions when they appear in WordPress, which is useful if you use a ton of hashtags that you don’t want to show on your site. You can also limit how many photos should appear in your feed. That makes this plugin ideal if you only want to show your most recent Instagram posts.
- Show your Instagram feed using widgets or short codes.
- Limit the length of Instagram captions in WordPress.
- Choose how many images you want to show in your feed.
In addition to being easy to use, the pricing structure of this plugin is just as simple – it’s free!
This is the second WordPress plugin for Instagram that we have presented so far and that focuses on publishing the content of your website on social networks. In this case, however, Blog2Social doesn’t just support Instagram. In fact, it allows you to share your WordPress content with almost every social media platform you can imagine. That includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Pinterest, Flickr, and many more.
You can choose which platforms you want to connect to WordPress and configure what content will be shared. In addition to sharing your new posts on social media, you can also schedule new posts and any other type of post you want. Our favorite feature that Blog2Social offers is the ability to automatically generate hashtags, using the tags from your posts.
- Publish your WordPress content on more than ten social media platforms.
- Share new posts and schedule new posts, or any other type of content you want.
- Automatically generate social media hashtags from your post tags.
As you might expect, this ambitious WordPress plugin for Instagram also offers a premium version. In this case, a single basic license starts at € 5 per month and supports up to three social media accounts and two users.
13. Super Socializer
Super Socializer offers a feature that we have not seen so far from any other WordPress plugin for Instagram. It allows you to log into your WordPress site using Instagram as well as other social networks. This feature is commonly known as “social login”, and it can be a great help if you don’t want to set up new accounts for each site.
Furthermore, this plugin also allows you to add social sharing buttons to your WordPress content. And you can also customize the way they appear on the page.
- Allow users to log into your website using their social media accounts.
- Add share buttons to your WordPress content. This option is compatible with the main social media platforms (including Instagram).
This is a free plugin, although it does offer some paid plugins.
14. Featured Image from URL
Now we are really getting away from the ordinary when it comes to features. What Featured Image URL does is allow you to use external images as featured images for your posts. All you have to do is find the URL of the image you want to use, add it to the corresponding field, and you’re done.
As you might expect, the plugin supports Instagram images. That means you won’t have to find a way to download the images if they come from a third-party feed (although you should always ask for permission first!). Additionally, Featured Image URL also supports custom posts.
- Use external images as featured images of your content.
- Take Instagram photos to use on your site.
While the base plugin is free, a premium version is also offered for a donation of $50 or more.
15. Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons
The name of this plugin does a good job of defining its focus, as it allows you to add social sharing buttons to your WordPress pages. Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons on social networks offer a wide collection of button styles and customization options, and are compatible with Instagram.
As for the unique features, this plugin not only offers many types of buttons, but also allows you to upload your own icons. Also, you can show how many times your posts have been shared under each icon, which tells visitors how popular your content is.
- Market your WordPress content using the share buttons on social media.
- Add buttons for over 200 social media platforms.
- Choose from a wide range of button styles or upload your own icons.
- Shows a counter with the number of times your content has been shared.
If you want additional features, there is a premium version of this Instagram WordPress plugin, which includes even more styles, and allows you to configure what happens when a visitor clicks on any of your buttons.
16. Ultimate Member
This is the second social media login plugin that we have included in this list. Ultimate Member allows users to log into WordPress using Instagram and other platforms, although that’s not all it does.
The goal of Ultimate Member is to allow you to create membership websites with advanced user profiles. With this Instagram plugin for WordPress, you’ll be able to fully customize the sign-up experience and specify what information users can add to their profiles.
For example, there are features that allow users to display Instagram images on their profile. Users will also be able to interact with each other through social networks and send private messages.
- Customize WordPress registration and user profile pages.
- Add basic social media features to your website.
- Allows users to add Instagram feeds to their profiles.
The Ultimate Member plugin is free, but there are several premium extensions that you can purchase to add more features to your membership website.