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In this Simpy Instagram wordpress plugin demo, I’m using shortcode for all my media likes( photos that I’ve liked across Instagram ) with the limit of latest 20 liked photo. It’s uses masonry presentation. Please note that this demo does not include the following:

In shortcode, Simply Instagram support 3 display options:

The shortcode used:


[simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”likes” size=”standard_resolution” presentation=”polaroid” display=”20″ displayoption=”instagram” showphotographer=”true” photocomment=”1″ stat=”true” photocaption=”true” displaycomment=”true”]


  1. Frank
    March 15, 2013

    Can I use this widget for the footer and if so, how can I make the images display horizontally or stacked like in your simply instagram page?

    • Rolly Bueno
      March 22, 2013

      If your theme supports widget in footer, you can use this plugin on it. You can make images display horizontally by customizing the CSS.

      • December 25, 2013

        How stressful, MaryLea! The site looks great as alwyas and I’m sure I echo the sentiments of your other followers when I say that we welcome any changes you make. Speaking of blog design, I really need to refresh my site too. Someday. Not today, though. 🙂

  2. April 2, 2013

    How can I show just MY PHOTOS in my feed. I’m still searching for this answer, so I imagine I’ll find it before you answer, but I would think this is the primary way people want to use the plugin, so I wonder why that info isn’t smacking me right in the face ;=)

    • July 2, 2013

      Hello Steve,

      Bit late reply but in case you’re still looking a way for it, you can use either through Shortcode( like mine above, those are my photos ), go to Settings->Simply Instagram and choose User endpoints and Recent Media type OR go to Appearance->Widgets and use Simply Instagram: Recent Media for sidebar application.


  3. June 19, 2013

    Hello! I’ve installed this plugin and authorized it via the instagram account, but the “Simply Instagram has not been setup correctly. Kindly authorize Simply Instagram.” message still appears at the top.

    If I log into Instagram, it shows that Simply Instagram has access.

    I’ve revoked access, reinstalled the plugin, and gone through the process a few times, and will also be lead to a “Not Found” page here:

    Any suggestions on how to remedy this or what I may be doing wrong?

    thank you!

    • July 2, 2013

      Hello Sarah,

      One of the thread in Support forum at wordpress has the same problem like yours. If you’re using this plugin in development site, please use host header method. The problem may be on redirecting to original site( might be not found because the website is not yet published ) after authorizing in Instagram.


  4. Paolo
    August 6, 2013

    Great Plug-in simple but beautiful! .. on my site I would like to see 3 acount istagram with images as possible? how can I do?! hello thanks

    • August 7, 2013

      Unfortunately, this plugin does not support that..

  5. August 15, 2013

    The widget is displaying post from people I follow. I want it to show only the pictures I post. What did I do wrong??

  6. August 15, 2013

    The feed shows pics of those I follow on instagram. I want it to only show the pics I post. How do I do that?


    • September 6, 2013

      Hello Brian,

      Please use Simply Instagram: My Latest Photo widget. If you’re using version 1.2.4, you can use Simply Instagram: Latest Feed.


  7. September 3, 2013

    Hello, I’ just updated my plugin to v. 1.2.5 and I’m using the widget. Now all of my photos are terribly pixelated. help please.

    • September 4, 2013

      Hello there,

      Pixelated thumbnail bug has been addressed in version 1.2.6. Please update your installation. Thanks

  8. Carol
    September 4, 2013

    Thanks so much for creating this plugin. I cannot get the slideshow feature on the widget to work – there are no javascript errors so I can’t figure out what the problem is. the test site is (instagram photos on left hand side ). Thanks so much for your help

    • September 4, 2013

      Hi there,

      Simply Instagram works normally in your website. What browser did you use when you found this issue?


      • Carol
        September 4, 2013

        I’ve looked at it on firefox and safari (mac). The images on the left are stacked one atop of another, instead of in a slideshow.

        • September 6, 2013

          Hello Carol,

          The slideshow works when you click on the images. If you like to make those photos in grid manner, you change the size.


  9. September 5, 2013

    Hello Mr. Bueno,

    I saw mention of impending pagination feature coming soon. Is this true?!



    • September 6, 2013

      Hello there,

      The pagination feature will be included on next version however, this function only applicable when using shortcode. Basically it will be “Load more” button at the bottom of page.


  10. Kristen
    September 10, 2013


    Is there a way to remove the drop shadow on the images?


    • September 13, 2013

      Hi Kristen,

      Add this code on CSS Settings box:

      -webkit-box-shadow: none !important;
      -moz-box-shadow: none !important;
      box-shadow: none !important;
      -webkit-box-shadow: none !important;
      -moz-box-shadow: none !important;
      box-shadow: none !important;

      Hope this helps!


  11. Cam
    October 1, 2013

    When any page containing this plug-in loads, the images all slide into place from the top left corner of the container. Is there a way to turn this off? I’d like them to simply load where they would otherwise end up after the animation.


  12. October 5, 2013

    That worked, thank you!!

    Have you made the updates yet for the images to open up in Instagram. I know you said you have been working on that. I noticed the option in the settings but when I set it to ‘open in Instagram’ it still opens in pretty photo.

    Thank you!

  13. Kristen
    October 8, 2013


    My website is

  14. October 17, 2013

    I simply LOVE Simply Instagram, because it simply works!
    Great job and thank you!
    From Italy!

    PS: any chance to display img by hashtags?

    • January 17, 2014

      Thanks Giovanni,

      Unfortunately, I had no time on adding hashtag feature.


      • Sam
        August 21, 2014

        Were you able to add the hashtag feature yet?

  15. October 18, 2013

    I can’t get my feed to display. I have signed in to our Instagram account. Help!

    • January 17, 2014

      Hi Jamie,

      Did you install this plugin in localhost instead of live website? I’d like to know as the cause of this issue is actually localhost installations. I’m not sure yet why that happen but Instagram API probably rejects them.


  16. January 4, 2014

    Great plugin, but i have some questions. Is possible to personalize the thumbnail size? and if it’s possible that the widget show the thumbnail in two columns?

    Thanks in advance

    • January 17, 2014

      Hi Joel,

      If you are using widget, there’s a Picture Size option that resize the thumbnail to the given value. You can format the widget column using css.


  17. deanna
    January 8, 2014

    I have tried every single combination with the settings and this plugin. I’m logged in and it always brings up random photos from other people instead of my own feed. I’m clueless as to what I’m doing wrong and based on the comments above – so are some other people. It would be useful if you showed the shortcodes in combination/description of how the feed appears so that we could understand better.

    • January 17, 2014

      Hi Deanna,

      Please refer sample below:

      Display recent feeds on your account. This includes photos form people you’re following.
      [simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”self-feed” size=”standard_resolution” display=”20″]

      Retrieve photos with highest love on Instagram and display randomly.
      [simply_instagram endpoints=”media” type=”popular” size=”standard_resolution” display=”15″]

      Display your latest uploaded photos.
      [simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”recent-media” size=”standard_resolution” display=”10″]


  18. Molly
    February 8, 2014

    Hello! Is there a way to disable the pop-up window when you click on a thumbnail?

  19. Ryan
    February 8, 2014

    I would like to know how I can display more than 20 pictures?
    Also, I have used CSS to remove the white background and padding etc so that each image has no border (my page is black) but now the grid does not fit my page, can you advise how to make the grid fit or to centre the whole grid?


  20. harvey
    March 5, 2014


    I’m using the plugin, it works fine, except for the images size. whatever I use in the shortcode (thumbnail, low, standard) all images show as thumbnails 150×150. I even copied/pasted your shortcodes samples from the readme.txt file, and it still thumbnails 🙁
    Any idea what is the issue here ?
    Thanks !

  21. Darren
    March 5, 2014

    Hi Rolly,

    When i use the shortcode generator, if i select thumb/standard/low res it still displays the same, how am i able to make this bigger?



  22. April 17, 2014


    first off great plugin.

    I want to display liked/loved photos on my website, but i just can’t get this to work using the shortcodes ? when i add a shortcode it just displays as a text output ? adding [si_feed] works fine.

    any pointers would be great.


  23. July 3, 2014

    First thanks for a grate plugin. I am wanting for my gallery page of instargam post to open and slide show feature working like the footer widget does, is this possible? Also when clicking on one of the instagram post on gallery page and popup opens there is no way to close the popup, have I missed anything or not added anything to shortcode for this to happen like yours.
    Tomi G

  24. July 4, 2014

    How can show display images? I used this widget for the sidebar.

  25. July 17, 2014

    Hi Rolly,

    I am using your plugin on site I am facing a strange problem that some time instagram picture disappear from site and it appear again accidentally. when it disappear it shows no error on site . I am just confused .I just cant understand why it is happening.

  26. August 7, 2014


    This is a really good plugin! I am having one issue though on a site I recently launched. It seems to be happening primarily in Chrome. When a page loads, the main body content is getting some lines and not rendering properly, and it appears to be due to the IG feed loading in the sidebar. When I deactivate the plugin, the pages render properly. Take a look at this page in Chrome. Try scrolling as the page is loading and see if you notice the lines in the content.

    Any help in fixing this is apprecitated!!


  27. October 6, 2014

    How can show displayed images? I’m using a widget in the footer and its not showing up for me please help me out its just showing Recent Media & My Latest Photos in words. Thanks

  28. October 7, 2014

    Hi Rolly, any plans on adding a hashtag feature soon for the shortcode?

  29. January 14, 2015


    Thanks for this great plugin. I need some advice on how to display my Instagram Pics in more than one column? I am by no means a developer and dont really get the CSS changes.

    Appreciate the assistance. Thank you.

    my site:

  30. kat
    September 5, 2015

    Hi. I like using your plugin – it’s been working great for me as a widget. However, I am now using the short code and have an issue/question. I want to disable the masonry layout and can’t find an option for that. I just want the feed to appear as 6 images and open in a new tab in instagram. How can i just have plain images and links. I will do the the css/js stuff myself. Thanks

    • September 7, 2015

      Hi kat,

      Depending on what version you are using, disable the code:

      jQuery(‘#masonryContainer’).imagesLoaded(function(){jQuery(‘#masonryContainer’).masonry({itemSelector : ‘.masonryItem’,isAnimated: true});});

      You can find it around Line 358 Column 150 in updated version( 1.2.7 )


  31. September 16, 2015

    Hello Rolly,

    my question… I want to change the resolution of the images is printing to default 150px, but I need to 750px as I do this?

    • September 16, 2015



      as I need it:


      • October 5, 2015

        Hello Rolly

        This is the look I’m using shorcode:

        [simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”recent-media” size=”standard_resolution” presentation=”masonry” display=”20″ displayoption=”instagram” width=”305px” showphotographer=”false” photocomment=”1″ stat=”false” photocaption=”false” displaycomment=”false”]

        But photographs is standing on the resolution of s150x150 This is the URL Thanks for your help.

        • October 6, 2015

          Hello JAIR,

          There’s no output on that page right now. Can you do the following:

          1.) Enable Cache
          2.) On the About/Debug tab, please tell me the API response and the content along with it.

          The masonry is using 150px by 150px only.


          • October 7, 2015

            Hi Rolly thanks for your help again , and this enabled the account, but still they look bad resolutions, This is the shorcode que estoy utilizando.

            [simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”recent-media” size=”standard_resolution” presentation=”masonry” display=”20″ displayoption=”instagram” width=”305px” showphotographer=”false” photocomment=”1″ stat=”false” photocaption=”false” displaycomment=”false”]

          • October 8, 2015

            Hi JAIR,

            I see that you are using Masonry->Instagram->Standard Resolution there but the image is still using thumbnail. I consider this a bug and will update within this day. I’ll notify you after I’ve done that. Thank You!

    • October 2, 2015

      Hello JAIR,

      I don’t understand on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are using shortcode,
      You can set the size to “Standard Resolution” on Shortcode tab in admin.

      Can you give me your site link?


  32. Jay
    January 8, 2016

    Hey there

    I am trying to use this plugin for my website, I want the images to show up as a horizontal row. I am familiar with editing CSS, I am looking at the file sb-instagram.css as we speak. Can you give me a heads up what value I should be changing. I made a few changes to display: table-row, but that just wiped out the plugin

    thanks in advance!

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