Important: If you are using our Instagram Feed plugin on your website then please refer to our GDPR disclosure for full details regarding compliance and how data is transferred and stored.
The image files for the images in the feed are sourced from Instagram/Facebook’s CDN. As of version 2.0 of the free version and 4.0 of the Pro version, a copy of each image is stored locally on your server in the uploads folder of your WordPress installation. By default, these images are used in the feed whenever they are the optimum resolution based on the size of the image element in the browser. To use local images as much as possible, enable the setting “Favor local images” found on the “Customize” tab, “Advanced” area.
The first time an image is displayed in your feed, the Instagram CDN is used for the source of the image. The resizing of the image file is then triggered with an AJAX call during this page load. Once the resized image is created, future page loads will use the local version of the image file. To create the image file before the first time it’s displayed in the feed, add the following to your shortcode