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Basic Instagram Widget


Create a widget to display recent images from a specified user. Each image links to the Instagram post. Shortcode also available.

Features of the plugin include:

  • Widget with options to customize output
  • Shortcode with required attributes to display grid
  • Option: Username
  • Option: Count (how many images to display in total)
  • Option: Columns (how many columns to use in your grid)
  • Responsive – all CSS is done in percentages so it will fit any theme at any size

** How to Use Shortcode **

[basic_instagram id="YOUR USER ID" count="NUMBER" columns="NUMBER"]

Your User ID is required. Use this tool to look up your ID.

The count and columns attributes are option. The count can be 1-30 and defaults to 9. The columns can be 1-5 and defaults to 3. The default will output a 3×3 grid.


  1. Activate the plugin
  2. Add widget to any sidebar or use the shortcode!

Contributors & Developers

“Basic Instagram Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.2: May 18, 2014

  • Fixed bug with serialized objects

1.1: May 18, 2014

  • Added caching to reduce API calls

1.0: March 30, 2014

  • First offical release!