Being one of the most popular social media platforms, Instagram is a great tool to support your online marketing effort. In WordPress, there are a bunch of plugins that you can use to integrate your Instagram account with your WordPress site. From free to paid. We have curated some of the best WordPress plugins that you can use to integrate your Instagram account with your WordPress site.
If you just want to add an Instagram post into a blog post, you don’t need to install any plugin since Gutenberg (the default WordPress editor) comes with a native Instagram block to embed an Instagram post. All of the plugins we will cover below have the capability to display the Instagram feed of your account. You can also customize the look of the Instagram feed on your website to match the color scheme of your website.
Here are 8 of the best plugins that you can use to display your Instagram feed on your WordPress site.
One of the plugins we recommend to display your Instagram feed to your WordPress is JetElements. It is an affordable plugin that costs only $24 per year. JetElements itself is an Elementor add-on. So, before being able to use it, you need to install Elementor first on your WordPress site. JetElements comes with a widget — the Instagram widget — that you can use to display your Instagram feed. You can also display Instagram posts with certain tags other than your own Instagram posts. You have options to enable/disable the caption, set the caption length, enable/disable comments count, and enable/disable likes count. There are 3 feed layouts you can choose from: grid, list, and masonry. There is also an option to add an overlay to make your feed looks stand out.
2. Essential Addons
Same as JetElements, Essential Addons is also an Elementor add-on so you need to install Elementor first before being able to use this plugin. In case you didn’t know, Elementor is the most popular WordPress page builder plugin that you can use to beautify the pages on your website without needing to deal with CSS or HTML. It comes with a visual editor where everything is drag and drop. Unlike JetElements, Essential Addons is released as a freemium plugin. Unfortunately, the widget to display Instagram feed is only available on the paid version.
The widget that you can use to display Instagram feed is called Instagram Feed. You can only display the feed from your Instagram account. There is no option to display Instagram posts by tags. The options offered by the Essential Addons’ Instagram Feed widget are not much different from JetElements’ Instagram widget. You can also add an overlay, enable/disable comments count, enable/disable caption, and so on.
3. Happy Addons
Happy Addons another Elementor plugin that you can use to display your Instagram feed on your WordPress site. So, the first thing you need to do display Instagram feed using this plugin is to install Elementor. Happy Addons is a freemium plugin and the Elementor widget to display Instagram feed is only available on the pro version. Happy Addons offers 9 design presets to save you time in styling up your Instagram feed. The options offered by this add-on are not much different from the first two add-ons above where you can enable/disable caption, enable/disable comments count, and so on. You can also set the number of grids and the number of image items (Instagram posts).
4. 10Web Social Photo Feed
If you are looking for an Instagram plugin that has no dependency on another plugin, 10Web Social Photo Feed is a great option. You can use this plugin without installing Elementor or other page builder plugins. 10Web Social Photo Feed is a freemium plugin. While you can use it for free, you can unlock more features by using the pro version. The pro version of the plugin comes with some advanced features like lightbox (there are 15 lightbox styles you can choose from), the options to enable/disable the metadata (caption, comments, likes, tags), infinite scroll for the feed, and social media sharing buttons.
Spotlight is another Instagram plugin that doesn’t depend on another plugin to use. You can also use it for free to display the Instagram feed of your account. You can customize the look of your feed to match the color scheme of your theme. Spotlight supports multiple Instagram account, meaning that you can connect more than one accounts per feed. You can also select Instagram posts by hashtag to be displayed. However, this option is only available on the pro version. Spotlight offers several feed layouts such as grid and masonry. The options to show comments and likes are only available on the pro version. You can download the free version of Spotlight on the WordPress plugin directory.
6. Smash Balloon
Small Balloon is a popular enough social media plugin for WordPress. The plugin has been downloaded by over 1 million times. Small Ballon itself is a plugin that is used to display feeds from social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. It is released as a freemium plugin with the free version is available on the WordPress plugin directory. The developer of Small Balloon adopts a subscription-based model for the pro version. You are charged $49 per year to use it. Features like lightbox, carousel, tagged feeds are only available on the pro version. Options to enable/disable metadata are also only available on the pro version.
7. Social Slider Widget
You can use Social Slider Widget to display the feed of your Instagram account on any page on your WordPress. The plugin uses shortcode to add the Instagram feed to give you the flexibility to add your Instagram. You can even add your Instagram feed to the Elementor page, Divi Builder, or any page builder plugin you use. Social Slider Widget itself is also released as a freemium plugin with the free version is available on the WordPress plugin directory.
8. WPZOOM Social Feed Widget
WPZOOM Social Feed Widget is another social media plugin for WordPress to display Instagram feed. WPZOOM Social Feed Widget is a great option if you are looking for a free plugin to display your Instagram feed although its features might are not as many as the paid plugins on this list. You can visit this page to see the demo of the Instagram feed displayed by this plugin.