In this column we will analyze the accurate manual on how to insert Instagram photo gallery InstaShow into a WordPress site. We will work with an excellent cloud product with ready-made tools for sites – Elfsight Apps. Organize Your Own Instagram Grid Carry out some elementary procedures to add the...
Shortcodes in WordPress are little bits of code that let you do various things with little effort. With shortcodes, one single line is all it takes to add functionality to your website that would otherwise need a lot of coding. All our plugins generate WordPress shortcodes. You can use them the same way you’d use any other WordPress ones.
Customers with ajax-powered WordPress websites have sometimes complained of a plugin loading issue. The gist of the issue is that when you visit a page without the plugin, and then go to the page with the plugin, the plugin doesn’t load until you refresh the page.
We use WordPress' best practices to make our plugins and apps as compatible as possible with other plugins and themes. However, sometimes conflicts still occur, and the InstaShow popup might conflict with the WordPress theme’s layout.
There is an error that comes up sometimes when our customers are trying to install InstaShow WordPress plugin: The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found. This mistake is easy to make, and fortunately, it is as easy to fix.
If new images don’t display in your feed right away, the most likely reason for this is plugin’s cache. Your feed takes the data from the cache which hasn’t expired yet. By default, our plugin queries Instagram every hour to grab new photos.
Sometimes InstaShow takes a while to load. Here’s what influences the loading speed: The number of sources. The more sources and filters you have in your feed, the longer it takes for the plugin to load. The grid size (the number of columns and rows).
There are areas that don’t support WordPress shortcodes. If the shortcode itself is displayed on your website, it means that you must have pasted the InstaShow shortcode to such an area. When this happens, you have two options.
This might seem like a serious error, but in fact the reasons for such behavior are often simple and easily fixed. If your WordPress site doesn’t display InstaShow feed, first of all you need to check the following: There are page areas where WordPress shortcodes don’t work, and you need to make sure that you haven’t added the InstaShow shortcode to such an area.
Sometimes Instagram videos don’t display in the InstaShow popup. The most likely reason is a conflict with your WordPress theme or with another plugin at your website. Try to add the following CSS code to your Custom CSS field on the InstaShow Preferences page:
Many people will browse your website from a mobile device, and in this case it is crucial to have your feed look just as good on mobile as it is on desktop. One image for all screen resolutions and different devices is definitely not enough. For this purpose, we have the responsive breakpoints setting that allows you to optimize the feed dimensions for various small display screens.
The InstaShow WordPress plugin has restrictions on the number of Instagram images it can load and display. The default limit is 100 images from an account or hashtag, to keep up the plugin performance. This might turn out to be inconvenient if you’re using filter options.