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How to Import Instagram Photos in WordPress Image Galleries

Last updated on Jun 22, 2021 by Brad Milligan

Want to create an image gallery with your Instagram images? If you are posting your photos to Instagram and then manually uploading them to WordPress, there is a much better way. In this article, we will show you how to save time by automatically importing your Instagram photos directly into your WordPress image galleries.

WordPress’s default image gallery doesn’t offer the feature to import your images from Instagram.

We received many requests from our users to add a feature to import Instagram photos to their websites’ image galleries. So, we added the Instagram Importer Addon to Envira Gallery.

Show Instagram Photos on WordPress

To import your Instagram images, the first thing you need to do is install and activate the Envira Gallery plugin.

Upon activating the plugin, go to Envira Gallery » Add New to start creating your image gallery in WordPress.

Add New Instagram Gallery

Type a name for your image gallery, and then hit the Publish button.

(For a detailed step-by-step of creating your first image gallery with Envira, check out our guide on creating an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.)

Now that you have created an image gallery, you are now ready to import your Instagram photos.

Import Instagram Photos to Your Image Gallery

First, you’ll need Envira’s Instagram Addon for importing images from your Instagram account.

To access this addon, you must have Envira Plus or higher license.

Simply go to the Addons tab from Envira Gallery » Settings, and then install and activate the Instagram Addon.

Next, go to the Instagram tab from Envira Gallery » Settings, and click on the Click Here to Authenticate Envira with Instagram button.

It will ask you to login to your Instagram account (if you already logged in, then it will directly go to authorization).

Hit the Authorize button to authenticate your Instagram account and integrate it with Envira Gallery.

Authorize Instagram Photos

Next, go ahead to Envira Gallery, and edit your image gallery.

Edit Instagram Gallery

Under External Gallery, make sure that the Instagram button is selected.

You will see several different options, including Feed Type, Number of Instagram Photos, Image Resolution and more. Once you are satisfied with your settings, make sure to click on the Update button to save your changes.

That’s it! Your Instagram gallery is all set up. Click here to see the demo of how your Instagram photos will appear on your WordPress site.

Import Instagram Photos

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to import Instagram photos in WordPress image galleries. You may also want to check out our guide on how to import your photos from Dropbox to WordPress gallery.

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    1. Hey Kai!

      You can change the Instagram Account that’s connected to Envira Gallery in the WordPress Admin > Settings > Instagram tab.

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