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Highly customizable plugin to display Instagram photos in a sidebar widget, a post or on a page. Also an image gallery with paging functionality.

Do I need an account on Instagram?

You only need an Instagram account to embed feeds but not to embed a single Instagram.

Where do I get an Instagram account?

To register for Instagram you've got to download the Instagramm App for iPhone at http://instagr.am.

Is there a way to style Instapress?

Yes, there are several ways to style Instapress:


Professionals only:

Each Instagram in the widget is surrounded by a container you can define yourself, by default the container looks like that:


You can customize the container by using %image% as placeholder for the HTML image and %index% as placeholder for the position of the image starting with 1.

If you do not want to change the container you can simply use the following CSS selectors:

  • .instagram-image: Class of the div container around the image ==> Use .instagram-image img to style the image
  • #instagram-image-INDEX: ID of the div containing the image with the given index (e.g. #instagram-image-3 to style the third image's container)

Shortcode/Rich editor

  • Instagram feeds embedded via shortcode are placed in a div having the class instapress-shortcode
  • To define different styles for odd/even images use the classes odd and even (e.g. .instapress-shortcode-image.odd)

How can I show the caption of the pictures?

Just enabled the check the checkbox labelled "Title" in the widget or set the value for title to 1 in shortcode.

Does Instapress require other plugins?

No, Instapress doesn't require other plugins, all effects provided by Instapress are included in the plugin.

Does Instapress run on PHP 4?

No, Instapress requires at least PHP 5 to work properly.

After installing I get "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in...", why?

This is mostly because you are running on PHP 4 and Instapress requires PHP 5. Please install/activate PHP 5 or contact your provider.

Everytime I try to connect with my Instagram account I get "Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Zend_Http_Client_Adapter_Exception' with message 'Unable to Connect to ssl://api.instagram.com:443.", why?

This is because you need to activate OpenSSL on your server to interact with the Instagram API. Please activate OpenSSL or contact your provider. (More information on that here)

I get the following error with Instapress: "Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'Zend/Loader.php' (include_path='YOUR-INCLUDE-PATH') in wp-content/plugins/instapress/instagram-php-api/Zend/Uri.php on line 130".

This issue may be caused by other plugins that restore php's include path. Please try deactivating plugins that may conflict with Instapress to find the plugin causing that error.

Fancybox does not work properly since I installed Instapress, what now?

Try disabling all effects for Instapress in the admin section (yourblog/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=instagram.php)

If you've got any issues with this plugin please post it to the worpdress development forum, we'll answer your question as soon as possible!

Instapress only displays a blank page after entering my login data

If Instapress just displays a blank page after you entered your Instagram login data in your WordPress backend this is mostly caused by a PHP error. This means that you should check if you are running on PHP 5 and activated OpenSSL on your webserver (see FAQ above).

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 4,000+


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