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Now you know I love sharing blogging tips and beautification with y’all. It seems one of the current blogging trend is having an Instagram feed at the bottom of the blog. I think it adds a nice visual. I pretty much spent an entire weekend trying to figure this gem of a task out. So instead of you having to waste a weekend the way I did, here is a nice succinct tutorial on how to add instagram to wordpress or blogger.
How to add Instagram to WordPress or Blogger
First things first, back up your blog to start. Okay, now that is done.
Lets start with WordPress first.
Identify where your footer layout is located. For WordPress, everyone will have a different overall layout depending on what theme you have. However, in general terms, hover over Appearance and click on widgets. From there you should see Footers where you can drop html coding into. If there is no available text there under the footer, then add a text widget into your footer so that you can drop code into it.
You may also have the option under your Appearance click customize. You will come to a screen that looks like this. You can work with your footer in here as well depending on your theme.
Now my new theme has the Instagram feed already coded into it. However, my old one did not. Therefore, I added a text box to my footer.
Then I went to Snapwidget and customized how I wanted my Instagram feed to appear.
Dropped the following code into my footer text.
Make sure to add your hyperlinked instagram in front of the snapwidget code. So write Follow then drop that code in. Where the hyperlink.com is place your instagram name. So mine would be http://instagram.com/meetatthebarre. Where it says hyperlink code, write your instagram name @meetatthebarre. To bold add <b> in front and then I like to center it, so place <center> in front. Here is the code to hyperlink text.
Here is the final code you are dropping into your text footer.
Here is how it should look at the bottom of your blog when it is all done.
To do this in Blogger.
Go to your layout and then “add a gadget“. From there add a HTML/Java Script. You can drop that same snap widget code in there. From there you can drag your html into your footer depending on what theme you are running.
I should also note you can use this same program snapwidget to get your instagram feed into your sidebar as well. There are tons of plugins in wordpress that also do the same thing but I felt this one is the most user friendly and universal.
There you go. How to add Instagram to wordpress or blogger. I am also not a coder and do not pretend to be one. As y’all know I am medically trained but I do research and learn a lot by trial and error. If you have any questions please feel free! What do you think? Do you like the look of the instagram footer? Do you usually scroll all the way down to the bottom of someones blog? What are your thought about placing it in the header? Let me know what you think! Also if you like this tutorial make sure to check out more of my blogging freebies here.