How to Configure Instagram Settings on Your WordPress Website (Part 3)

Have you read our Instagram settings part 1 & part 2 articles?

Embedding Instagram feeds on your website gives you a lot of advantages. You have a platform to engage with global audiences. Moreover, the user-generated contents and social proofs solidify the brand’s authenticity.

In this last part of our Instagram configuration tutorial, we’ll guide you on how you can display your social feeds on your WordPress website. Let’s dive right in.

How to configure Instagram settings

Instagram has long passed being called just a social platform. Whether it is a small business or a big corporation, Instagram poses a potential market to the brands. However, you also need a social media tool to utilize that.

How to do Instagram settings

And WP Social Ninja is the plugin that lets you configure Instagram settings on your website within a few minutes. Let’s see how it works!

Post

If you click on the Post a drop-down menu will appear.

Instagram settings posts

Here we can adjust five settings; Open Post In, Display Caption, Trim Caption Words, Display Likes Count, and Display Comments Count.

Open Post In

Next is Open Post In. Here you can personalize where you want to open your post. We have two options at the moment; Open on Instagram and Open in Popup Box.

Instagram settings open post in

Open on Instagram

If you click on the Open on Instagram button, this will take you to the Instagram post. Whereas clicking on the Open in Popup Box will end up a pop up on your feed. However, the Pop up Box has a separate settings panel.

Open in Popup Box

If you select Open in Popup Box, a drop-down menu will appear with a few unique options.

Instagram settings open in popup box

Let’s take a look at them.

Display Sidebar

If you turn on the Pop up Box Display Sidebar, your sidebar information will be displayed on your pop up box.

Display sidebar

However, if you don’t want to display the sidebar, turn off the button.

Display Profile Photo

Next is Display Profile Photo. Turn on the button if you wish to display the profile picture on your website.

Instagram settings display profile photo

You may turn off the button to hide the profile picture.

Display User Name

Turn on the Display Username button to show your username on your pop up box.

Display user name

Or, if you want to hide the username, turn off the button.

Display Caption

The next feature is Display Caption. In this part, you can display your caption by turning on the button.

And turn off the button if you want to hide the display caption.

Display Date

Instagram settings have a full detailed settings panel. Here, you can take control of your Display Date.

Display date

Enable the Display Date button to show the date. If you don’t want to show the date disable the button.

Display Comments

Here, you can show or hide your Display Comments section.

To do that, turn on/off the button. 

Remember, Comments are only available for posts from a business account.

Display Call to Action Button

In the Display Call to Action Button section, you can take full control.

Instagram display call to action button

Enable or disable the button to show/hide the Display Call to Action Button on your website.

Display Caption

See the Display Caption feature? Here, you will be able to control the display caption of your Instagram posts.

If you turn on the button, you can see the post caption. However, turn it off if you don’t want to display the caption.

Trim Caption Words

WP Social Ninja is a compact, handy plugin with some distinctive Instagram settings. Trim Caption Words allow you to control your caption size that will display along with the post.

Trim caption words

Here, you can see that 15 words are displayed on your post.

Click on the plus sign to increase the words. You can  decrease the word limits by clicking on the minus sign.

Display Likes Count

The next filter is Display Likes Count. If you turn on the button, you will be able to see the likes count on your post.

Instagram display likes count

On the other hand, turning off the button hides all the likes count from your post. 

Remember, Likes count is not available for personal accounts due to restrictions set by Instagram.

Display Comments Count

Similar to Display Likes Count, Display Comments Count will allow you to show all the comments on your post.

In case you don’t want to display the comments, turn off the button. It’s time to move on to the next step below.

Remember, in order to adjust your Display Likes Count and Display Comments Count; you need an Instagram Business Account. And comments count is not available for a personal account due to restrictions set by Instagram.

Header

Are you done with the Post section? The next Instagram settings feature is Header.

Click on the arrow sign, and a drop-down menu will appear on your screen.

Instagram settings header section

We have ten options in the Header field. 

Display Header

In this section, you can show your Header on your feed. To do that, turn on the Display Header button.

Instagram settings display header

However, if you don’t want to show the display header, you can turn off the button.

Account to Display

Once you turn on the Display Header button, this will automatically turn on the Account to Display option.

account to display

Click on the arrow button and select any account to set which account to display on your website.

Display Profile Picture

After you set your display account next, you need to adjust your Display Profile Picture.

Here you can see the Display Profile Photo button is turned on, and the profile picture is showing. You can turn off the button if you don’t want to display the profile photo.

Note that Profile picture is not available for personal accounts due to restrictions set by Instagram; in that case, you can upload a custom profile picture from our [Header->Custom Profile Photo] option.

Display Username

Next is Display Username. You can show your username by enabling the button.

Instagram settings display username

To hide the username, disable the button.

Display Full Name

After Display Username, you can customize your Display Full Name.

Instagram display full name

You can enable/disable the button to adjust your Display Full Name.

Display Bio Text

Once you are done with your Display Full Name, next is Display Bio Text. Turn on the display bio text, and your bio will be displayed on your website.

If you don’t want to show your bio on your website, just turn off the button.

Remember, Profile Bio text is not available for personal accounts due to restrictions set by Instagram; in that case, you can upload custom profile bio text from our [ Header->Custom Bio Text ] option.

Display Posts Count

The next field is Display Posts Count. Here, you can show your display posts counts by enabling the button.

Instagram settings display posts count

However, disable the button in order to hide your display posts count.

Display Followers Count

Now you will be asked to adjust your Display Followers Count. You can see the button is turned on, and the followers count are showing.

Display followers count

Turn off the button if you don’t like to show the followers count on your website.

Note that the Followers count is not available for personal accounts due to restrictions set by Instagram.

Custom Profile Photo

In this Custom Profile Photo section, you can add your new image to display it on your website.

custom profile photo

However, you can also replace the image.

Custom Bio Text

Lastly, you can customize your Custom Bio Text and insert something that suits your brand.

Instagram settings custom bio text

Once you are done, click on the Save Template button to preserve the settings that you’ve made.

To adjust your Display Posts Count, Display Followers Count, Custom Profile Photo, and Custom Bio Text, you need to upgrade to the Premium version.

Follow Button

The next Instagram setting is the Follow Button. To get this feature, you need to upgrade to the Pro version.

Once you click on the arrow button, a drop-down menu will come up.

Display Follow Button

Turn on the Display Follow Button to adjust Follow Button Position and Button Text.

Follow Button Position

Select your Follow Button Position on your website. Click on the arrow, and a drop-down menu will come.

We have three options now; Header, Footer, and Both. As you can see, the Follow on Instagram is in the Header area. You may select any position for your brand.

Button Text

Once you are done with the Follow Button Position, you can edit your Button Text.

Here, you can write any custom text for your website.

Make sure you click on the Save Template button to save your settings.

Pagination Settings

At this stage, you can adjust the Pagination Settings from the settings.

Pagination Style has two options at the moment. You can pick any from None or Load More.

If you select the Load More option, it’ll ask you to adjust your Post Per Page.

Note: The Load More button will only display on your site’s preview/live pages/posts, not while you’re in editing mode in the WordPress Editor.

And that’s it! Now you know how to configure Instagram on your website with WP Social Ninja. Click on the Save Template button to save your Instagram settings.

Final thoughts

We hope you found this Instagram settings article helpful. If you did, you might also want to check out the part 1 & part 2 articles-

These articles will teach you how to use your social platforms to grow your brand. Moreover, it’ll guide you on how to nurture your new leads from social media to boost your turnover.

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