Embedding content, Media, Shortcodes, Social Tools

Instagram »Instagram Embeds

You can embed an image or video from Instagram on your blog easily.

Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings.

First, copy the image’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the image:

Paste it on a line by itself in your Visual editor. Make sure that it is not hyperlinked.

That’s it! By default, the URL embeds the largest size of the image available, which is 612px wide. Video embeds look very similar but will show the triangle “play” symbol:


You can also wrap an Instagram URL in shortcode, replacing LINK with the URL:

[instagram url=LINK]

This shortcode achieves the same result as simply posting the URL, but does not require the URL to be on its own line.

The shortcode can also be used to modify the size of the embed.  By default, it will take up the full width of the content area, but by adding a width specifier to the shortcode, you can make it as small as 320 pixels (the minimum for the embed to work).  For example:

[instagram url=LINK width=320]


For information about troubleshooting Instagram embeds, take a look at our Troubleshooting Embed Links doc.

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