Instagram Feed WordPress Plugin Setup

Setting up the Instagram Feed Pro WordPress Plugin

Note: Setup directions for the Free Instagram Feed plugin can be found here.

1) Once you’ve purchased the Instagram Feed plugin click on the “Downloads” tab to download the plugin.  Your download link, license key, and purchase information is also emailed to you at the address which you provided during checkout.

Once you’ve downloaded the zip file there’s no need to open it. You’ll be uploading and installing this zip file directly to WordPress.

Note: If you’re on a Mac then your OS may be set up to automatically unzip zip files when downloading. You can zip the files up again by just right clicking on the folder containing the files and clicking ‘Compress’. Alternatively, you can download the zip directly from your account.



3) If you are using the free version of the WordPress plugin then be sure to deactivate it prior to installing the Pro version.

Note: To transfer your settings from the free version to the Pro version just do the following:

1) Check the ‘Preserve Settings when plugin is removed’ option on the plugin’s Settings page
2) Remove the free version
3) Install and activate the Pro version

To upload the Pro version of the plugin click Add New at the top of your WordPress Plugins page.

Click Add New on your WordPress Plugins page


4) Click Upload Plugin at the top.



5) Browse to the zip file which you downloaded when you purchased the plugin and click Install Now.



6) Activate the plugin.



7) You’ll now see the Instagram Feed menu appear in your WordPress menu. Navigate to the License page to enter your license key.



8) Paste your license key into the field and click Save Changes.



9) Click Activate License.



10) Click on the Configure tab.



11) Click on the large blue button to connect your Instagram account.

Connect Instagram account


12) Once you’ve connected your Instagram account you can use the associated buttons to add or remove it from your Primary user feed, or to add it to another feed on your site.  To create a Hashtag feed please follow the directions here.

Connected Instagram Account


13) Navigate to the Customize page to customize your feed.

Instagram Feed WordPress Customize tab


14) Once you’ve customized your feed, copy the [instagram-feed] shortcode into any page, post or widget where you want the feed to appear.



15) You can use either the built-in “Instagram Feed” widget, or the default WordPress “Text” widget, to display your Instagram Feed in a sidebar or any other widget area.



16) To create a Hashtag feed, please see the directions here.


17) To see what else you can do with the Instagram Feed Pro plugin check out the video below!