Success to your business depends on your customer database. If you want to increase that you will need to increase your web traffic and ensure that most of them are converted to your prospective client. To drive more traffic towards your website you will need to make it more influencing and impressive. The best and most effective way to do that is by posting new Instagram photos automatically to your WordPress site.
The most significant reason to post Instagram photos to a WordPress site is that Instagram is the most popular platform that allows people to find out new user accounts. This they do on the basis of their likes due to the impressive features and photos. The new photos will enhance their ability to search and also explore new profiles apart from the other common search criteria such as location, hashtags, and sharing.
Typically, all those who are new on Instagram, find it a bit slow to gain likes and get followers. However, with proper and strong social proof you can build traction. It is here that the automatic posting of the Instagram photos on your WordPress website will come handy. It will work both ways such as:
- You can help the users to find you easily on Instagrammed
- Once they begin to follow you, then you can keep them engaged more effectively with your brand.
When you use the auto post to Instagram feature for this purpose, it will send an automatic featured image along with the post title as a post to your Instagram account. This is an entirely free plugin. It will allow you to choose the specific type of post that you want to auto send to your Instagram account.
However, when you use the Auto-Post WordPress To Instagram open source software you will need to keep a few things in mind such as:
- You should not leave a bad rating if you do not understand the code
- The plugin uses an external API
- It is not an official Instagram API and
- Instagram API does not allow sending images using the API.
It is for this reason that you may get some warning from Instagram though you are free to use this plugin just the way you want. If you are unsure about any of its aspects, you are recommended to take help from professionals such as Gramblast.
An easy method
You can post new Instagram photos to WordPress easily and automatically in a few simple and methods.
This method includes adding Instagram photos as a new post in WordPress. This is meant for those users who want to build a new blog post by displaying their newest Instagram photos. In this method, you will need to follow these simple steps.
- First, you will need to visit the IFTTT website and log in
- Then, create a new account to allow this online tool to automate your WordPress and social media
- After that, you have to click on My Applets and then on New Applet to get started
- Henceforth, you will need to click on ‘+this’ and
- Then locate Instagram so that you can activate it.
When you complete these steps, you will get a popup where you will be required to log in to your Instagram account. You will also have to authorize IFTTT so that it can access your account.
To continue with the process you will need to follow a few more steps such as:
- Clicking on ‘Any new photo by you’ when you are asked to choose a trigger
- Clicking on the ‘If this then +that’ statement so that you can select what you want to do with the new photo
- Locating WordPress on the next screen to add the photo as the action service.
At this stage, the IFTTT will ask you to connect your WordPress website as a service. When you click ‘connect’ you will once again get a popup where you will have to enter the URL of your WordPress site along with the admin username and the password. To end the process you will now need to:
- Select the specific action you want to take. This you can do by either creating a blog post with the help of the new Instagram photo or by using a photo post.
- You will then be asked to map the Instagram fields to your WordPress post. At this stage, you can also add tags, custom caption, and several other things.
- Once you are done with all these processes, lastly click on the finish button so that you save your applet.
Now, you are ready to post the latest photo to your Instagram account and as soon as you do that it will be posted automatically to your WordPress website.
There is another method in which you can display the latest Instagram photos to your WordPress website. This method is useful for those users who do not want to create a new blog post but simply wants to show their latest Instagram photos. In this method too you will need to follow a few specific steps such as:
- Installing and activating the Instagram Feed plugin following the step by step guide
- Clicking on the Instagram Feed labeled ‘add a new menu item’ on the admin bar to go to the settings page of the plugin
- Authenticating the plugin to access your Instagram profile
- Clicking on the blue button to login so that you get the access token along with the user ID from Instagram
- Logging in to your Instagram account
- Authorizing the WordPress plugin so that it can access your Instagram account
- Clicking on the authorize button on the modal popup to continue and
- Clicking on the save changes button when you are redirected back to the settings page of the plugin on your WordPress site.
- Lastly, you should enter the access key and user ID it will store your settings.
Therefore, with these simple steps, you will be able to use Instagram Feed to show your Instagram photos anyplace on your WordPress site. Read more news at Storify News