WordPress your Instagram Photos
I have to admit to being a bit of a slow starter when it comes to Instagram but once you start engaging it can be one of the best sources of inspiration for everyday photography.
Photographs you capture with Instagram don’t have to be limited to just the generic mobile app actually you can now easily display your instagram feed or photos directly on your wordpress posts, pages and sidebars.
My FlixelPix Instagram Feed
Here is a the live feed for my latest 16 FlixelPix Instagram photos. You can follow me directly from the Instagram app by searching for the username flixelpix. You can control the size of the thumbnail images and they link directly to the full sized photo on the Instagram website.
Welcome : Instapress
To add this to your own blog all you need is the brilliant Instapress plugin for WordPress. It is probably best practice to install plugins from within your wordpress installation. Login to WordPress and click on ‘Plugins’, then ‘Add New’ and search for Instapress.
You can view the Plugin on WordPress here. Once you install and activate the plugin you need to authenticate with Instagram.
This is a once only action. You can revoke Instapress access at anytime by logging into your Instagram account then clicking on the ‘Manage Apps’ tab.
To add Instagram images to a page use the following short code in square brackets. You can add fields within the “” such as self to display your own photos, 10 to display 10 and 110 to set the image size to a 110×110 square.
As well as the ability to display your images on a page or post the plugin also adds a sidebar widget which you can drag over to any sidebar from within WordPress’s “Appearance” tab. Like the short code option the widget can be fully customised to suit the look of your website.
If you are displaying more than 20 photos on a single page it is recommended you put the cache time up as high as possible. I have set the cache to be 60 minutes.
The plugin also supports paging and fancy box, the only limits are your creativity. Check out the Guide to Running a Photoblog on WordPress or brush up on your photography knowledge with these brilliant photography ebooks.