A multitude of plugins for displaying Instagram images on websites have been released since the launching of Instagram. If you’re looking for the best Instagram Feed Widget or plugin to increase user engagement and to improve your site’s content, this selection is the very thing for you.
How were the plugins picked?A huge range of free and commercial products is available from numerous web-developers. To help you embed Instagram on your website the best way, we have examined all the premium Instagram plugins from the CodeCanyon marketplace.
The most popular Instagram plugins with the best ratings and most reviews and downloads have made it to this selection.
Our top Instagram feed plugins
The average rating of InstaShow is 4.93 based on 165 reviews.InstaShow – the best-selling Instagram plugin on CodeCanyon market – counts 7000 sales since its market launch 13 months ago. It allows you to display Instagram pictures from an unlimited number of sources:
- Post URLs
Instagram Photo & Video GalleryInstagram Photo & Video Gallery is a rather ripened plugin, issued back in 2013, with a large number of sales – 1 955 and the average rating of 4.53. It offers the option of displaying images by the following sources:
- User liked
The highest rating of 4.95 on CodeCanyon.InstaLink is one of the most popular plugins with the highest rating of 4.95, 44 reviews and over 900 downloads. It displays the Instagram feed from the following types of sources:
Instagram JournalInstagram Journal is a young plugin 1.5 years old, with the average rating of 4.72 (54 reviews) and the number of sales of 801, which places it in the middle of this list. It displays the images from the following sources:
- Liked or location
9 photo filter effects for Instagram images.Instagram Portfolio is another young 1.5-year-old plugin, with a low rating of 4.47 and 475 sales. It allows to display the Instagram feed by username, hashtag, and location, and also features animation and color effects. One of its trademarks is applying filters to images, and downloading images from the popup window. Content is displayed in grids of different sizes, allowing it to be placed in a footer or a sidebar. Part of the account information is displayed with the feed, but to see the image data the user will have to leave your site and go to Instagram. <!–The cost of the plugin is $18.–>You can check out this plugin on the demo page.
The oldest Instagram plugin created in 2011.Instagram gallery is the oldest plugin in our rating. It has been created 4 years ago, and it is still supported by the author. However, users haven’t been too appreciative of it. This fact is demonstrated by the average rating of 3.92 and only 461 sales over the whole period of time. This plugin can display photographs by hashtag and user, and also features two color schemes (dark and light), and several simple animation effects. Popup displays full image data, but to get the account data you will have to go to Instagram. <!–The price of the plugin is $8.–>You can check out this plugin on the demo page.
InstaNOWInstaNOW – despite its age (2 years old) and a rather high rating of 4.76, it’s got a low number of sales – 455. The plugin allows you to work with 2 sources: username or hashtag, and also to display images in a grid, or as an Instagram card or a slider. Several predefined skins and adaptiveness for different solutions allow you to install the gallery to any area of your website. The InstaNOW plugin displays the Instagram account information in grid and card layouts, in the other layouts you will need to click on an image to open a popup with the image data (author, likes counter, hashtags). <!–The price of the plugin is $15.–>You can check out this plugin on the demo page.
The last update of the plugin was released in 2013.Instagram social roll, the last plugin on this review has been created in March 2013, and it was updated by the author for the last time in the same year. It’s got the lowest rating on our review – 3.71, and the least number of downloads – 166. This plugin can display Instagram feed from 2 sources: username and hashtag, and also separate photo and video content in the feed. The only information displayed is the image description, which makes it possible to use this plugin only as an interactive element. <!–The cost of the plugin is $15.–>You can check out this plugin on the demo page.
Basic plugin parameters tableThe summary of the reviewed plugins. The data presented in it is the actual data on November 21, 2016, when it has been collected.
|InstaShow||Instagram Photo & Video Gallery||InstaLink||Instagram Journal||Instagram Portfolio||Instagram Gallery||InstaNOW||Social Roll|
|Creating date||26 Oct 2015||04 Sept 2013||21 Apr 2015||29 June 2015||08 Aug 2015||20 Sept 2012||21 Oct 2014||02 Nov 2013|
|Last update||21 Sep 2017||19 Aug 2016||4 Aug 2017||11 Sep 2017||28 Oct 2016||09 Oct 2016||28 Nov 2016||22 Mar 2013|
|Instagram source types||username, hashtag, location, post URL||username, hashtag, location, liked||username, hashtag||username, hashtag, location, liked||username, hashtag, location||username, hashtag||username, hashtag||username, hashtag|
So what is the number one Instagram plugin?We hope that you enjoy our review and find it useful when selecting a plugin. Our choice of the best Instagram plugin coincides with that of CodeCanyon users’. We would love to know your opinion. Comment on the choice of the winner, or leave your own review on one of the plugins from the list. We’re looking forward to your feedback, thank you!
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