It’s amazing to think that, in less than 4 years, Instagram has become one, if not the best photo and video sharing application around. After being launched in October 2010, it only took a couple of months for it to reach 1 million active users. Six months later, the service had over 5 million users, and had doubled that figure 3 months after! Two years after its release, Facebook finally acquired ownership of Instagram for a whopping 1 billion dollars, and is now host to more than 200 million users.

Instagram is quite simple, yet highly addictive. The app lets you take a photo or video, enhance it using filters, and then upload it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Besides sharing your profile page to other Instagram users, it allows you to connect to the Instagram API and display your uploaded images on your website or blog. It’s not only a great way to share your photos and videos; it also encourages others to follow you.

In today’s post, we’re going to highlight 5 of the best WordPress plugins for sharing your Instagram profile and photos with your readers. Make sure to check out their full features and see what works for you best.

Enjoy!

Instagram Theatre

Instagram Theatre

Instagram Theatre is a feature-rich premium Instagram plugin for WordPress that allows you to display images in thumbnail grids, lists, full screen mode, etc. It pulls images from the popular Instagram feed, hash tags, multiple users, and location. It has a responsive layout that looks great on any mobile device, and it supports the lightbox alternative, Fancybox.

Enjoy Instagram

Enjoy Instagram

This WordPress plugin is a flexible Instagram solution that allows you to display your images in a grid or carousel. It’s optimized for mobile devices, as well as on touch-ready devices. You can also view images in lightbox mode. The plugin lets you display images from your account using a widget or shortcode, and supports hash tags.

Simply Instagram

Simply Instagram

Simply Instagram is a WordPress plugin for integrating Instagram photos into your design using a widget or into your site’s content area using a shortcode. It comes with the option to display photos and videos using the lightbox alternative, PrettyPhoto. It also lets you display a follow link to your Instagram account and details stats on your photo uploads and followers. Your site visitors can also view your photos using a slideshow.

Instagram Recent Photos Pro

Instagram Recent Photos Pro

This premium plugin caches images on your site to ensure that they’re delivered to visitors quickly. It also pulls images from an Instagram user or from a hash tag. It supports high pixel density devices and site visitors can browse photos using a lightbox gallery. You can customize all aspects of the widget, including the image size, number of columns, and follow button.

Yakadanda Instagram

Yakadanda Instagram

Yakadanda Instagram is a free WordPress plugin that comes with an image widget and a profile widget to show off your Instagram profile stats. You can also display content using a shortcode and pull data using hash tags. It’s a responsive plugin that allows you to change the speed, height and frame rate of image scrolling. What’s more, it supports WordPress Multisite.