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How to Create an Instagram Photo Slider in WordPress

How to Create an Instagram Photo Slider in WordPress

by Courtney Robertson on October 22, 2018

Are you looking for a WordPress slider to display your Instagram images? Soliloquy allows you to dynamically create sliders based on your Instagram photos, likes, and even photos with specific tags. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create an Instagram photo slider in WordPress.

  • Step 1. Install Soliloquy
  • Step 2. Install and Activate the Instagram Addon
  • Step 3. Create an Instagram Photo Slider in WordPress

Step 1. Install Soliloquy

First, you need to install and activate the Soliloquy Slider plugin. For more details, see this step by step guide on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

You will need Soliloquy Multi or higher license to unlock Instagram addon. Some of the features include:

  • Ability to link to the original photo on Instagram
  • Pull as many photos from your recent photo stream as you want
  • Randomize photos in the slider
  • Display your Instagram photo caption on top of the photo in the slider

You will not be able to install the Instagram addon if you have not yet verified your Soliloquy license. So make sure your license is verified before you proceed. Go to Soliloquy » Settings to verify your license key.

Soliloquy Validate License Key

Step 2. Install and Activate the Instagram Addon

Next, you need to install and activate the Instagram addon. Go to Soliloquy » Addons to activate the Instagram addon.

Activate Instagram Addon

After you activate the addon, you are ready to integrate Soliloquy with your Instagram account. Go to Soliloquy » Settings » Instagram to authorize Soliloquy with Instagram.

 Authenticate Soliloquy with Instagram

Step 3. Create an Instagram Photo Slider in WordPress

Now you are ready to create your Instagram photo slider. Go to Soliloquy » Settings.  Name your slider and select External Slider. Then select Instagram as your slider type.

create Instagram photo slider in WordPress

While you are here, scroll down just a bit further and you can modify the settings for your slider. Options include selecting your own photos, photos that you’ve tagged or like, image sizes, and more.

You are almost done! Next, you will need to Publish or Update your slider.

Instagram slider settings

Now you can add your slider to a post or page. Edit the post or page where you want to add the slider, click on Add Slider and select your Instagram slider. Then publish or update your post / page.

Add Slider to Post

Finally, check out your Instagram photo slider!

Instagram slider published

Good work! You just learned how to create an Instagram photo slider in WordPress. You might also want to check out our article on How to Import and Export WordPress Sliders by using Soliloquy.

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Courtney Robertson is a content writer for SoliloquyWP. She loves helping customers create the best WordPress sliders.


    Mary Robinson

    November 25, 2016

    this looks so straightforward – but i must have done something wrong! There are no choices except for “My Instagram Feed,” and it will only pull the most recent 5 images no matter what i do. Any suggestions?


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