Support » Plugin: Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed » Easy to use and customise

  • I found this instagram plugin was really good. You can put your instagram feed on a wordpress page and/or the sidebar. Its easy to customise the number of pictures and columns. Its initially confusing when you just go straight into the plugin. So make sure you watch the explainer video which tells you what to do inside the plugin.

    I would like the ability to be able to choose different sizes of photos for page vs sidebar.

    I also wrote a blog post about how to add instagram to wordpress:

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  • Plugin Author smashballoon


    Hey Matthew, thanks so much for the positive review! We really appreciate it 🙂

    Just to let you know, you can actually choose different sizes for the photos in your sidebar vs your page. You can change the size of the photos directly in your sidebar feed by just changing the number of columns and the image padding settings in the shortcode. For example:

    [instagram-feed cols=1 imagepadding=20]

    If you’re sidebar is 300px wide then this would show an image at 260px width with 20px padding on each side. You can change the number of columns and the image padding to adjust the size of the photos.

    So, on your page you could have a grid of 8 large photos showing in 2 columns, and in your sidebar you could have 1 column of smaller photos.

    Hopefully that makes sense! Thanks again for the review and awesome blog post!


    I’ve tried it out and just realised you can adjust the padding. You need to update the shortcode for the widget. Thanks for the advice John!

    This is my blog post btw. It didn’t link properly in the last comment:

    How to add instagram to wordpress

    Plugin Author smashballoon


    No problem Matt, thanks again for the great blog post!

    Hope you had an awesome weekend,


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