Support » Plugin: WP Instagram Widget » Instagram has returned invalid data on @profile_name

  • Hi Scott

    I love the widget, I’ve used it for years and it’s great to have a simple bare bones instagram feed that can be easily styled.

    I’m not sure if your still supporting this widget, but all my sites have started experiencing issues with the plugin

    but when I use the @profile parameter in the widget, it’s returning “Instagram has returned invalid data”.

    A few extra points about this issue

    I see the issue when viewing live site on chrome browser
    I’m seeing the issues in the UK
    The #profile parameter works for me on both local live environments
    @profile works when I view on a local server such as MAMP

    You can see a live version of the issue just above the footer (next to the facebook feed) on this website



    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Scott


    A whole series of events has led to the deprecation of this plugin. First it was removed from the .org for scraping, then reinstated. Then Instagram filled a trademark complaint against my use of the word “Instagram” forcing removal once again. Finally, the Instagram website now occasionally blocks requests to their site, making the scraping method unreliable.

    I released a couple of updates via GitHub to attempt to fix the issue: but utlimately I have given up on the project.


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