InstaLink Shortcode is displayed instead of the widget on my WordPress website

As a rule, shortcodes are no trouble at all, In fact, they are meant not to give you any trouble. But sometimes you might have errors with them, too.
Sometimes you insert the shortcode into the code, and instead of seeing the final result, you will see the shortcode itself as plain text.

Why does this happen?

This behavior means that you must have inserted the shortcode to the area that doesn’t support WordPress shortcodes. In this case you need to re-insert the InstaLink shortcode into a correct area.

Here you will find a short tutorial that will give you additional information concerning the use of shortcodes.