Instagram Feed WordPress Plugin Change Log

= Version 5.9 – December 4, 2020 = * New: Integrations with popular GDPR cookie consent solutions added. Visit the Instagram Feed settings page, C...

Displaying an Instagram Hashtag Feed on your website

Due to some major changes Instagram made on December 11, 2018, the process for displaying an Instagram feed on your website has changed.  Instagram...

Instagram Standalone Settings Reference

Below is a list of optional settings you can use to customize your feed. Name Setting Options Description Example Settings ...

Instagram API Changes - June 29, 2020

Update: The original deprecation date of March 2nd has now been changed by Instagram to June 29, 2020. As of June 29, 2020, Instagram will no lo...

Updating Business or Creator Accounts to the New API

If your Instagram account is a "Business" or "Creator" account you might already be using the new API. Here are instructions to verify that your co...

Reauthorizing our Instagram/Facebook App

If you need to reauthorize our plugin app (or you'd like to remove it altogether) then you can do so by going to the app settings within your Faceb...

Will This Plugin Continue to Work After March 2020?

Update Feb 4, 2020:  An update for the Pro version is now available (change log). Yes. The Instagram Feed plugin has already started supporting ...

Reconnecting an Instagram Business Profile

If you are having issues with your Business Profile not connecting successfully inside the plugin, or errors trying to display an Instagram Hashtag...

Migrate to the new Instagram Hashtag API

1) In order to use the new Instagram Hashtag API you must first have an Instagram Business Profile. See here for directions on how to convert a Per...

Video Posts are Missing or Only Show Thumbnail

Your videos are being flagged for copyright issues Recently Instagram has started removing videos from its API that contain copyrighted or potenti...

Email Report Is Not Sending or Not Showing up in My Inbox

If your email report is not showing up in your inbox, even though there is an error occurring with a feed, it's likely that the message is being bl...

Instagram API Changes - April 4, 2018

Due to some sudden changes that Instagram has made to their API on April 4th, 2018, some features of our Instagram Feed plugin will no longer be av...

Guide to Creating Custom Templates

As of version 2.1 of the free plugin and 5.2 of the Pro plugin, the HTML for feeds can be customized using a setting and PHP files added to the act...

How Does Image Resizing and Optimization Work?

The image files that come from Instagram's API are a very large 1080 pixel resolution. To optimize the size of the images in your feed and keep you...

Updating the Instagram Feed Pro WordPress plugin

If you have activated your plugin license key on your website then you should see a plugin update available on your WordPress Plugins page. If y...

Hide / Block photos from a certain username

As of December 11, 2018, filtering out posts made by users is no longer possible unfortunately due to limitations of the Instagram API.

Hide duplicate Instagram photos

Version 2.0 and above Version 2.0 and above of the plugin will now automatically remove duplicate photos from your feed. Less than version 2.0 I...

Hide photos which contain a specific word or hashtag

Version 2.0 and above You can easily display posts from a user account which contain certain hashtags by using the setting labeled 'Remove photos ...

Updating your Instagram Access Token

To obtain a new Access Token from Instagram just follow the simple directions below: 1) Navigate to the Instagram Feed Settings page in your Wor...

Link Instagram photos to custom URLs

By default, the photos in the Instagram Feed will link to the photos on Instagram, however, you can use custom code snippets to link each photo to ...

Instagram Feed - GDPR Compliance

Important: If you are using our Instagram Feed plugin on your website then please refer to our GDPR disclosure for full details regarding complianc...

I Have Extra White Space Above the Feed and Can't Remove it

Since WordPress 4.8, text widgets may occasionally add an extra paragraph <p> HTML element above the feed. This can add unwanted white space....

Make a Shoppable Feed

If you would like to create "Shoppable" feed, where the images in your feed link to other pages on your site rather than back to Instagram, then us...

How to Manage Translations in the Feed

There are a few bits of text in Instagram Feed that may need to be translated to fit your locale. Here are some different options on how you can tr...

Posts are missing from my hashtag feed

Hashtag feeds only show publicly available posts. If your feed is missing posts, it's likely due to the post being from a "private" account. You ca...

Random Sorting Doesn't Work On Every Page Load

To ensure that some features work properly and that the page loads quickly, Instagram Feed will only randomize posts after the feed's cache clears....

The Images in my Posts are Distorted, There is White Space or Parts are Cut Off

By default, our plugin creates square cropped and centered photos for each post. There are a few reasons that this may not look exactly as you need...

How can I hide specific Instagram photos from my feed?

Using moderation mode (version 2.4 and above) To use a visual interface for hiding posts on the front-end of your site, log in as an admin and ena...

Manually updating the Instagram Feed plugin

If you're experiencing an issue updating the plugin via your WordPress Plugins page then you can manually update the Instagram Feed plugin in one o...

The header and Follow button aren't showing up. Why not?

Version 2.0 and above In version 2.0 and above the header will show up on all feeds, but only the header for a User ID feed will display the user ...

How do I create a single post feed?

Important: Due to changes in the Instagram API, single post feeds were deprecated on December 11, 2018.  It's unfortunately no longer be possible...

Only show a few Instagram photos on mobile

There is a setting available for this in the "Pro" version as of version 2.8. Although you can change the layout/number of columns on mobile, by de...

Only display photos with specific IDs (creating a whitelist)

Using moderation mode (version 2.4 and above) To use a visual interface for manually "approving" posts on the front-end of your site, log in as an...

The Instagram images are displaying blurry or pixelated

If your Instagram images are displaying blurry or pixelated in our Instagram Feed plugin then it's usually due to the plugin mistakenly selecting t...

How do I embed the Instagram feed directly into a WordPress page template?

You can embed the feed directly into a template file by using the WordPress do_shortcode function: <?php echo do_shortcode('[[instagram-feed]]'...

How to Set Up a Backup Feed for the Standalone Version

As of version 3.0, a cached version of the posts for your feed is saved in a .txt file on your server. If your feed isn't updating, you may need t...

How Can I Hide My License Key on the License Page?

In versions 5.5.1+ you can use a PHP filter to hide the license key page. Here is a basic example: function sb_custom_license_output( $output, $...