How to Embed Instagram Widget on Website (Step By Step)
Do you want to tap into the benefits of using the Instagram widget for your website but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. We have the perfect solution for you.
We have curated this mini-guide to help you discover and understand the different methods that you can use to embed the Instagram widget on the website. After being thorough with the guide, you can easily embed the Instagram feeds to your website.
There are two main methods through which you can add the Instagram widget to your website.
- Using a social media aggregator tool
- Using official Instagram embedding tool
Let’s discuss them in detail.
A social media aggregator is a tool that you can use to collect social media content and display it on websites or any other digital touchpoints. Here is how you can use it to collect Instagram content and embed it on your website.
Step 1: Select a social media aggregator tool that best fits your requirements. You can pick a free tool, but we recommend that you use a paid one as you get the complete features and package there. Take the free trials to test the tools but then select and subscribe to one tool.
Step 2: Create a social feed on the tool.
Step 3: Select Instagram as the source to aggregate content.
Step 4: You will get various options for how you want to collect content from Instagram. You can pick from options like username, mentions, tags, stories, hashtags, etc. You can see slightly different options on your tool as these options vary for every particular tool.
Step 5: Once you set the tool to collect the social media feed, click on Create Feed option. The Instagram posts will then appear on your social wall.
Step 6: The next step is customization. If the tool you select has such features, make the most of them. You can design the widget’s look and appearance with the help of different themes, backgrounds, text styling, and banners.
Step 7: Once you have your Instagram widget feed ready, you can now also moderate its content. If there are some posts you want to hide, you can go to the moderation panel and delete or hide it. Some tools also offer filter options. By using the tools’ filters, you can show only selected posts on your feed.
Step 8: After you are satisfied with the feed, publish it.
Step 9: The tool will then give you the options to select your website CMS. So it can generate an embed code for you. Some of the most popular CMS, like WordPress, Shopify, Wix, Squarespace, etc., are easily compatible with most social media aggregator tools. You can select yours, and the tool will give you a custom embed code. Copy the code from here.
Step 10: Open your website CMS and the page where you want to embed the Instagram widget. Paste the embed code and publish. The changes will be saved, and you will see your designed Instagram widget on your website.
Since you are new to the whole process, we have added a few tool recommendations that you can use.
- Taggbox – UGC platform and social media aggregator tool
- Juicer – A tool for website widgets
- Tagembed – Website widget tool
These tools are the most popular, user-friendly, and effective tools. You can use them to aggregate content from other social media platforms besides Instagram and present it on your website, digital signage, etc. Check them out, and then decide which is best for you.
Instagram gives the option to embed the Instagram post on the website. Here is how you can do it.
Step 1: Open Instagram on your desktop/web browser.
Step 2: Go to the post you want to embed on your website.
Step 3: You will see a share option. Use it to get the code of the Instagram post. Copy the code.
Step 4: Open your website CMS and paste the code.
Step 5: Save/publish the content.
Step 6: Refresh your website, and you will see the Instagram post embedded in your website.
Now you can repeat these steps for every Instagram post you want to embed in your website.
Towards the end of this blog, we can conclude that using a social media aggregator tool is a better option. You can use the second method, but we don’t recommend this method for you. It is a very long process and will waste your time. If you have to add or delete any post, you need to do it manually. Most importantly, in the first method, you can moderate the Instagram widget, and the tools also auto-update it with the latest content.
Make your choice and embed the Instagram widget to engage your audience.