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Instagram Feed Plugins

Last time, we have discussed in great detail about all the benefits of integrating Instagram into WordPress in web-building. Of all the mentioned methods, installing external plugins would be the most convenient and efficient way.

External plugins normally offer a wider range of options for displaying Instagram feeds than themes do. Plus, chances are you can find one that is compatible with your current theme without spending a penny. Moreover, there are a numerous number of plugins on WordPress repository for social media or Instagram in particular. Things now come down to choosing which. In order to save you some time, we will introduce the top 8 plugins for Instagram on WordPress with the short description of featured functions.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Instagram Feed Layout

Instagram Feed by Smash Balloon

  • Active installations: 600,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.9/ 5.0

Easy to install, simple settings, mobile-friendly and highly customizable are the most outstanding features of this tool. Sounds fantastic enough for a free plugin, right? What’s more, users can display images from multiple Instagram accounts in a single feed or various feeds and show multiple feeds on a single page or throughout various page without having to obtain the token ID. All they need is to enter the account’s username then the plugin will do the rest for them.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Instagram Feed Plugin

In terms of customization, Instagram Feed lets you use shortcodes for adjusting the dimensions and many elements of the feeds to fit with the design of your website. This is such an advantage that others might not offer their users or just offer with some certain limitations. Your feeds will appear gracious with a header on top, a custom thumbnail, a Load more button, and a Follow button at the bottom. You can even choose how your images will be displayed: chronological or random order. For IT professionals, you can make more complicated adjustments by adding your own custom CSS and JavaScript.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Cross-browser Compatibility

All of the abovementioned have been more than enough for a completely functional Instagram plugin that you can use for free. In case you might need a video feed, a pop-up photo lightbox, hashtags-based or feed’s caption display, consider their Pro version to receive premium support.

Photo Gallery by 10web By Photo Gallery Team

  • Active installations: 300,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.6/ 5.0

Instagram Feed Plugins

Another plugin for Instagram that comes with two versions: free and Premium ones. For the free license, users have fewer features. But if you don’t ask for too much with customizing Instagram feeds on your website, then this tool’s free license can satisfy your needs. Though accessible features of this are fewer in comparison to the previous tool on the list, there are other unique functions that make it a distinguished choice of quality you can look into.

Instagram Feed Plugins

While Instagram Feed only supports photo feeds, this plugin offers even more: both audio and video formats for feeds. Adding an audio track or a number of tracks to an image slideshow boost your feeds visually to a great extent. Although options available for free accounts are limited, you can still access and use some of them to work to your advantage.

Its developers claim that their plugin can help your site engage more interactions from visitors, improve search ranking in SERPs, enhance SEO optimization, and page navigation. The plugin also provides users with a customizable view of Instagram feeds on WordPress, which boost the visuals of your site.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Thumbnail View

Along with that, the limitless permission of photos, galleries, and album gives users a big comfort when using Photo Gallery. This freedom is one of the most appreciated feature by its users. Instagram Feed promise separate features for Premium users; on the contrary, Photo Gallery’s almost all features are open for everyone. It’s just that the depths of accessibility between free users and premium users are different. If we way Instagram Feed is built “vertically” then Photo Gallery is built “horizontally”.

WP Instagram Widget by Scott Evans

Instagram Feed Plugins
WP Instagram Widget
Sticky Feeds
  • Active installations: 200,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.4/ 5.0
Instagram Feed Plugins
Cross-browser View

Simply simple and functional – even the description of this plugin is super brief. The most straightforward tool on WordPress repository for displaying images from an Instagram account without logging in. Setting up this widget is fast and easy as well. It can be said that this is truly a user-friendly tool where your imagination and control can take over. There’s a saying “simple is the best”. It fits well with this plugin, which brings about 200,000 downloaders – quite a good number of users.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Feed Compatibility

WD Instagram Feed by WebDorado

  • Active installations: 90,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.8/ 5.0
  • Function: No API key needed.
WD Instagram Feed plugin
Instagram Feed Plugins
Feed layouts
Instagram Feed Plugins
Single Feed Design

Basically, this plugin has the same functions as the previous one because they are from the same developers. Photo Gallery Team was previously WebDorado. The name has been changed from WebDorado to 10web. This is also mentioned in 10web official site Similarly, WD Instagram Feed offers two versions: free and premium ones. However, WordPress Instagram Feed has fewer active users and features than those of Photo Gallery.

Feed Them Social by SlickRemix

  • Active installations: 60,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.6/ 5.0

Instagram Feed Plugins

Feed Them Social is intended for a wide range of social platforms, not just specifically Instagram. So there’s an option for showing users’ Facebook page or photo albums on WordPress site. Interestingly, there is no limitation on the number of feeds to be used. Users can even generate shortcodes to meet their needs without having to be a technical professional. More feed personalization choices are given in the Premium version.

Instagram Feed Plugins
Grid Layouts on Different Screens

Feed Them Social covers Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. Thus, cross-platform visibility will enhance and visitor engagement will increase by a great extent. Take a look at the demo: https://feedthemsocial.com/

Instagram Feed Plugins

Instagram Slider Widget by jetonr

  • Active installations: 100,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.6/ 5.0
Instagram Feed Plugins
Instagram Slider Widget
Instagram Feed Plugins
Instagram Slider

The number of images displayed by this plugin is always 12. Images can be put in a slider or a thumbnail and imported as attachments in the WordPress. You don’t have to find the API Key to use this. Everything has been made ready. Users can link photos from Instagram to their profile or URLs. Easy to use, functional and free of charge – all it needs to be a good choice for WordPress users with few requirements about image display.

Enjoy Instagram feed on website with WordPress Widget and Shortcode By F. Prestipino, F. Di Pane – Mediabeta Srl

  • Active installations: 10,000
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
  • Ratings: 4.2/ 5.0

Instagram Feed Plugins

Instagram Feed Plugins

Users can publish photos or videos on their webpages, posts or page sidebar with shortcodes generated by this tool. Two layouts available for free license: Grid and Carousel with Lightbox effect. To further customize your feeds with advanced features, take a look at the Pro version before deciding to purchase an upgrade of license.

InstaShop by Zipline

  • Active installations: 300
  • Tested up to: 4.9.6
InstaShop Plugin

This is a bonus for any readers that have fallen for our new theme’s amazing features, which brought about a new way of shopping online. Yes, the shoppable images. InstaShop will assist you in building your online store with responsive shoppable image features. This tool is not only compatible with WordPress, but also with Shopify, WooCommerce, etc. Even on a free plan, users would still have access to a variety of great features that they might not find in other plans.

Share your thoughts about these plugins with us in the comment section below. Which one is your favorite? How have it helped your business? Do you want to suggest any other effective plugins with us?

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