Do you want your WordPress to automatically update when you post new pictures on Instagram? Instagram is a great platform to drive traffic. Here, we will show how to keep your WordPress up-to-date with new Instagram pictures.
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Why Instagram Photos?
Instagram is a great platform for everyone to explore new user accounts as per their likes. You can also explore the profiles using location, sharing, and hashtags. You need social proof to build followers. Sharing your photos on Instagram gives you best of both worlds. You can get found on Instagram. Once you build huge followers’ base, you can keep your followers engaged with your brand. Here’s how to post new photos on WordPress automatically.
Add Photos as New Post in Your WordPress Site
This method is best suited for users who wish to create a new post with their latest photo on Instagram. First of all, you should go to IFTTT website and create a new account. It is an online tool to automate your WordPress and social media.
Click on My Applets > New Applet once you are logged in. Click “+this” to activate it on Instagram. It will bring a popup where you will need to access your Instagram and access your account using IFTTT.
Now choose a trigger by clicking on “Any New Photo by You”. It will show a statement “If this then +that” Click “+that” to choose what you want to do.
Locate WordPress as action service on the next screen. Now, IFTTT will ask you to connect your site as a service. Now click “Connect” to bring a popup where you can enter the URL of your WordPress site, admin user and password.
Now choose what you want to do. You may either create blog post with photo post or new Instagram photo. Now you will want to map Instagram fields to your WordPress. Add tags, custom caption etc. Save your applet by clicking on finish button. Now post a new photo to your Instagram and it will automatically show up on your WordPress.
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Display Latest IG Photos on WordPress
If you want to show up your latest Instagram pictures without new blog posts, this method is feasible. First of all, install and activate the plugin “Instagram Feed”.
The plugin will add a new menu item on activation, which is labeled “Instagram Feed” to the admin bar. Click on it and you will go to settings page of the plugin.
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Authenticate the plugin to access Instagram profile. Now click on the blue button to enter and access user ID and token from Instagram.
Now login to your Instagram and authorize the WordPress plugin to open your Instagram account. Click on “Authorize” button on the modal popup. Now, you will be redirected to the settings page of plugin on your WordPress with user ID and access key. Be sure to click “Save Changes” to store settings.