Support » Plugin: Simply Instagram » Photos to link to actual Instagram photo page

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  • Plugin Author rollybueno


    Hi there,

    Unfortunately, no. I’m still on developing phase for that feature.


    +1 for this. Can’t use it otherwise 🙁


    Would love to see this. Anyone have a hack they can share in the meantime?

    Plugin Author rollybueno


    Hello there,

    1.2.5 solves this.



    I have the latest version of this plugin but I can’t figure out how to make the sidebar widget open photos on the actual Instagram page for the photo (instead of pop window). I’m using the “My Latest Photo” sidebar widget.

    Any ideas?

    Plugin Author rollybueno


    Hi tgone83,

    I’m sorry but I skipped the implementation of this function on widget. Currently, it’s working for shortcode only but I will add this in next release.


    Needed the same functionality in the “My Latest Photos” widget so tracked this down.

    For those that need a hack for the time being, you can change line 95 in the simply-instagram-functions.php file to

    $output = '<a href="' . $data['data'][$i]['link'] . '"
    target="_blank" title="' .
    htmlspecialchars( $data['data'][$i]['caption']['text'], ENT_QUOTES ). '">';

    The instagram link URL is being stored in $data[‘data’][$i][‘link], from there you can make the output whatever you would like.

    Plugin Author rollybueno


    Thanks for that smallblockzach.

    Glad to hear progress is being made on this function.

    In regards to the workaround posted by smallblockzach, I just tried to edit line 95 but that line was only a ‘{‘. Has the plugin since been updated? I’m not sure where to paste the code, or how to manipulate the URL.

    Please excuse my ignorance, but if someone could explain in a bit more detail about how this is done, it would be much appreciated.

    smallblockzach, that worked for me. Thanks!

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