Instagram is one of the most popular social networking apps. It is a powerful tool that lets you add fresh content to your website/blog. One of the best plugins to showcase your Instagram posts on your WordPress website/blog is the Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed WordPress Plugin with over 1 million active installations.
The Smash Ballon Social Photo Feed plugin lets you display Instagram photos from any Instagram account you own and pushes your new Instagram content straight to your site automatically. Also having the plugin on your site will encourage readers to follow you on Instagram. The Best part is that it’s super easy to install and set up. Let me show you how to set it up in just 5 steps.
Install the Social Photo Feed WordPress plugin
Step 1: Firstly, click on “Plugins – add new” on the WordPress admin area, type Search for the WordPress plugin “Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed”, click “Install Now”, then “Activate”.
Step 2: Once activated go to Instagram Feed in the dashboard and click the large blue button “Connect an Instagram Account”, it will ask if you are connecting a Personal or Business Instagram Profile, then click Connect.
Step 3: Now it will ask to login to Facebook and link the plugin to your Facebook account, choose which account to link, what Facebook pages to use with the plugin copy the access token as well as give authorization to the plugin to be able to share the posts on your site, click done.
Step 4: Now back in WordPress finish the setup clicking “Connect Accounts” and you are done with the hardest part, now all that’s left is customizing it and displaying it on your site.
Customize the plugin
Step 5: Select the tab titled “Customize” where you can make changes to the layout, the header, and modify the colors to be the same as your brand, etc. Don’t forget to save your changes.
Step 6: Lastly, go to the tab titled “Display your feed” and copy the “instagram-feed” shortcode, paste it on any page, post, or widget where you want the feed to show up, make sure you add the brackets [ ] to the shortcode in order for it to work.
You’re done!! The Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed plugin is very easy to set up and to use. Sit back and enjoy your photos being shared with your website/blog visitors.