Elfsight Instagram Widget – Instagram Gallery


Amazing Instagram Widget for WordPress Website

You need a small and cute Instagram gallery plugin with premium quality features? You are on the right track!

Live Demo: WordPress Instagram widget

InstaLink is an easy-to-install, qualitative and user-friendly WordPress widget for presenting images from any account on your website. Free and simple at the same time, this Instagram gallery will make it possible to promote your Instagram profile in a new way.

Our product is a responsive Instagram widget, so you can fit it to any screen resolution, embed the required username or combine different hashtags no matter what type of blog or site you have. Additional customization will help you to choose the proper appearance of your gallery for the best performance. Adjust your no-charge Instagram gallery to any need and find a link with everyone.

Choose our Instagram gallery for WordPress websites when you strive to draw more attention to your Instagram account, its data and, as a result, increase number of your followers or when you’d like to get a photo gallery with very easy setup.

Check out the best Instagram widget for blog post or web page!

Fantastic Features

We’ve prepared the following features for you to present a stunning must-have tool:

  • Embed general Instagram account data (adding profile image, posts, followers and following count)
  • Quick link to your profile right from the gallery (Follow Button)
  • Responsive Instagram gallery for website looks great on any resolution
  • Retina ready
    gallery* Mobile support
  • Photos in WP Instagram gallery adjust to any grid’s size
  • Bundle of good-looking photo animations
  • Fast performance of your Instagram gallery WordPress plugin
  • Images cache
  • Choose custom colors of the panel and follow button
  • 2 different image sizes in your grid: small, medium
  • Customization via CSS and HTML
  • Clean JavaScript code
  • Simple for beginners and professionals
  • Quickly embed Instagram with the help of Elfsight code generator that will give you a special html shortcode with all widget options

Premium Instagram Widget

Try Instagram WordPress Gallery Pro for Free

By the way, we also have the premium version of InstaLink with fascinating abilities and lots of awesome responsive features. Do you want Instagram WP gallery with the scroll option? Extended useful settings allow customizing your gallery so that it will fit your website perfectly.

Our Pro version gives the ability to add any public username that anyone can follow or to create any combination of hashtags for displaying specific images in your widget. All photos will be shown in the standard timeline order.

Attractive Opportunities by Using Instagram Gallery InstaLink

To dispel any doubts about one of the best Instagram plugins for WordPress, here are the list of possible social activities, which our product will cover:

  • Declare everyone about your social ID on website or blog
  • Increase the number of Instagram followers
  • Grow your brand awareness through the social channel
  • Encourage Instagram followers to engage with your content
  • Build relationship with your Instagram followers

Add Instagram widget to WordPress – Link fast, Promote easy, Use the gallery for FREE!

Support, Questions and Offers

Our support team is ready to answer any kind of questions. Have any issue while installing our photo gallery widget for Instagram? Do not hesitate to ask questions in the support forum here. We will figure out how to help you!

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Here you will find constantly updated content about our products and their new features.

More plugins by Elfsight

See more cool WordPress plugins by Elfsight for your website.


  • Instagram widget InstaLink Lite settings page
  • Default look of Instagram widget in InstaLink Lite – clean design with the most needed features
  • Instagram gallery InstaLink Lite Shortcode Generator – installation in a flash
  • Instagram widget InstaLink Lite – copy-paste shortcode in any place of your website


Install Instagram Widget to WordPress

First things first, thank you for choosing our product!

Let us clarify how to put Instagram link on your website. You can study the installation guide of the WordPress widget in Elfsight blog. Please, note that the first installation step in our article relates only to the premium version of InstaLink. After downloading the free version, you have to start from the second step.

As it was written in the description, installation of InstaLink is simple and takes almost no time. You have two ways to activate the selected plugin: automatically or manually.

How to Add Instagram to WordPress – Automatic Installation (Recommended)

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “InstaLink Lite” and install it
  3. Activate your version

How to Embed Instagram on WordPress – Manual Installation

  1. Download instalinker.1.5.3.zip from wordpress.org and unzip it
  2. Upload the instalinker folder to /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins and activate the newest widget

Manage Instagram widget InstaLink

After installation there are only few steps left before starting to use InstaLink and to embed Instagram gallery to your website. Just follow the instruction below.

  1. Go to InstaLink settings page.
  2. Authorize in Instagram to connect your InstaLink to its API with Access Token
  3. Setup your social feed by using our shortcode generator
  4. Then copy-paste the derived shortcode into any page or post

InstaLink Shortcode Example

This is what you will get exactly after making customization of your photo gallery. The shortcode includes information about all options and their values. You will be able to add Instagram gallery to WordPress with its help.

[instalink username="elfsight" width="350px" height="350px" image_size="small" bg_color="#285989"]

Available Instagram Gallery Options

  • width – grid’s width (any CSS valid value: px, %, em, etc.). Set it as “auto” to get Instagram widget that fits automatically screen sizes.
  • height – grid’s height (any CSS valid value: px, %, em, etc.)
  • image_size – display Instagram photos with “small” or “xlarge” size
  • bg_color – header and follow button background color (any CSS valid value)

InstaLink Minimal Requirements

Don’t forget to make sure that your website supports these requirements for no-problem activation of your new Instagram gallery, namely:

  • WordPress 3.5+
  • PHP 5.2+

Pro version of Elfsight Instagram widget grants 6 Months Premium Support. This support includes:

  • Answering our customers’ questions
  • Answering technical questions about the features features of our Instagram Gallery
  • Assistance with reported bugs and issues with your WordPress widget
  • Help with included 3rd party assets


Questions You Might Ask Concerning Our Instagram Widget InstaLink Lite

How can I use InstaLink Lite shortcode?

You can add shortcode of our Instagram widget to any place of your website. There are 3 variants of using Instagram plugin’s shortcode:

  1. You can insert it into content of any web page or blog post. Just copy the shortcode of your Instagram widget to the Editor page when you edit a page or a post.

  2. You can insert the Instagram widget shortcode into text widget. It might be useful if it’s required to add the Instagram gallery to a sidebar. Note that your theme should include a special filter: add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode' ); If your theme doesn’t include it then it’s necessary to add this filter to functions.php of the theme. After that drag and drop text widget into any sidebar and copy the shortcode of Instagram gallery into text widget.

  3. You can insert the Instagram widget shortcode into a template, footer or any other php file of your WordPress theme. To do this use the following function: <?php do_shortcode('[instalink]'); ?>. Learn more about this function on https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/do_shortcode/

How I can get Instagram Access Token?

Get your Instagram Access Token with the help of the tutorial: How to get Instagram Access Token?


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • WordPress 5.0 compability


  • Links fix


  • WordPress 4.9 compability


  • Added support block


  • WordPress 4.8 support


  • WordPress 4.7 support


  • Ability to display any number of images from username instead of the latest 20
  • WordPress 4.6 support


  • New Instagram API requirements support
  • WordPress 4.5.2 support


  • Renamed to InstaLink Lite
  • Shortcode generator bugs fixed


  • WordPress 4.4.2 support
  • XSS bug in admin preview fixed


  • Missing plugin files bug fixed


  • WordPress 4.3.1 support
  • Instagram Client id is deprecated. Use Access Token instead.
  • Added Instagram Access Token support


  • InstaLink Lite release