Spotlight Social Media Feeds


Embed your Instagram feed anywhere on your website. Connect your Instagram account and design unlimited photo and video galleries to embed across your website. A simple no-code solution to sharing your Instagram content with the world in a beautiful gallery.

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Embed your Instagram feed in under 2 minutes

Follow 3 simple steps from start to finish:

  1. Connect your Instagram account.
  2. Design your Instagram feed’s look.
  3. Add it to any page, sidebar, footer, post, etc.

No coding or complex shortcodes required. Check out the 2-minute video below for a quick overview of how to embed your Instagram feed on any WordPress site.

Free Features

  • Connect one or multiple Instagram accounts.
  • Combine multiple Instagram accounts in a single gallery.
  • Create unlimited Instagram feeds to use across your site.
  • Display photos, videos, and IGTV videos.
  • Grid layout with various design options.
  • Customise the design, including padding and font sizes.
  • Order Instagram posts by date, popularity, or at random.
  • Change the number of columns in the feed.
  • Change the number of Instagram posts shown in the feed.
  • Change the size of the Instagram feed or have it to automatically take up any area it is embedded into.
  • Popup lightbox on click to display full-size photos and playable videos directly on your website.
  • Feed header with your Instagram account’s avatar and bio.
  • Add a custom bio text and profile photo per account or feed.
  • Set custom text and colours for the “Follow” button.
  • Set custom text and colours for the “Load More” button.
  • Show or hide the feed header, «Follow» button», and «Load More» button.
  • Applies your theme’s fonts and styles to blend in automatically.
  • 100% responsive Instagram feed, customisable per device.
  • Embed Instagram feeds on any page, post, footer or sidebar using our Instagram block, widget and shortcode.

PLUS: Live interactive preview to see exactly what you’re designing before embedding it anywhere on your site.

Agencies and Developers: Spotlight provides an Access Token Generator so clients won’t need to share Instagram login details.

Why Instagram Feeds? Top 3 Benefits:

1. Create Connections and Increase Engagement
Boost social engagement on your website and increase your Instagram follower count. Add a «Follow on Instagram» button to your Instagram feed to turn site visitors into followers.

2. Add Social Proof
Instagram is a great platform for building relationships. Make the most of it by sharing your existing Instagram photos, videos, likes and comments with website visitors. Instant social proof in minutes.

3. A Time-Saver!
As you post new photos and videos to Instagram, Spotlight displays them on your website. Keep your site content looking fresh and updated by simply posting new content once to Instagram.

BONUS: Enhance your «Coming soon» and «Maintenance» Pages
Make your «Coming Soon» and «Maintenance» pages stand out by embedding an Instagram feed. Turn those otherwise lost site visitors into Instagram followers to generate new leads.

Why Choose Spotlight Instagram Feeds?

1. Easy to Use
From connecting your first Instagram account to displaying an Instagram feed on your website in under 2 minutes.

2. Fun to Set Up
A simple live preview customiser to see all the changes you make right in your dashboard. Forget setting up Instagram feeds using complex shortcodes or long lists of settings before even seeing the result. Simply point and click.

3. Fast and Helpful Support
Spotlight is designed, developed and supported by Mark, Miguel and Gaby. We provide support for both the free and PRO versions of Spotlight and develop new features on a monthly basis. Whenever you have a question, we’re here for you.

PRO Features

Level up your Instagram feeds with Spotlight PRO. More layouts, new customisation options, engaging hashtag feeds, filtering and moderation, shoppable Instagram feeds, and much more.

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Here’s a look at some of the PRO features currently available:

  • Hashtag feeds – most popular/recent from across Instagram
  • Tagged post feeds – show where your account is tagged
  • Filtrado de textos de pie de foto
  • Filtrado de hashtags
  • Visual moderation (hand-pick which posts to show/hide)
  • Promote: link to posts, pages, WooCommerce products and more
  • Promote: add call-to-actions to your Instagram posts
  • Promote: automatically link Instagram posts by hashtag
  • Diseño de resaltado
  • Apariencia masonry
  • Slider layout
  • Estilos de hover
  • Estilos de cabecera
  • Show captions and like & comment counts in the feed
  • Embed Instagram stories in the profile photo (just like Instagram)

BONUS: Elementor Instagram Widget – Officially Recommended

Watch a full Spotlight PRO review by WP Crafter:

Testimonials – «The Best Instagram Plugin»

Spotlight helps thousands of WordPress site owners add Instagram feeds to their websites. There’s a reason many people are switching from other Instagram feed plugins to Spotlight

Real User Reviews

  • «You don’t need to mess around, styling is easy and it looks good with minimal effort. Excellent work!» – Jennifer Line

  • «If you’re ready to start nailing the BIG 3 C’s of having a website, that is building credibility, staying current, and having a better connection with your website visitors, check out Spotlight Instagram feeds today.» – Adam @ WP Crafter

  • «I used to struggle with all sorts of crappy Instagram plugins until I found this one! The customization in unparalleled and when I stumbled into a weird glitch (because of an error I made) their tech-support help me solve it. Love you guys <3 thank you!» – Rogue Media Group

  • «I loved this so much I upgraded to the Pro version. It was everything I was wishing for for years! Super easy to set up and the documentation is great. Support is also very responsive.» – Espressivo

  • «This plugin strongly helps me to increase the interaction on my Instagram account from my website. I didn’t need to watch 100 tutorials to be able to handle the plugin correctly.» – Michael Kihl

  • «After fiddling with a couple of other plugin options for IG feeds, I installed Spotlight and had it working in seconds.» – Dave Von Bieker

Recommended By Top Publications:


  • Embed your Instagram feed using Spotlight.
  • Open photos and playable videos in a popup lightbox.
  • Connect multiple Instagram accounts - Personal and Business.
  • Design your Instagram feed in our live preview customizer.
  • Fully responsive and customisable per device.
  • A hashtag feed using the Diseño de resaltado. [Requires Spotlight Instagram Feeds PRO]
  • Sell WooCommerce products through your Instagram feed. [Requires Spotlight Instagram Feeds PRO]


Installation Method 1

  1. Ve a la página de Plugins en el escritorio WordPress de tu sitio web.
  2. Haz clic en el botón «Añadir nuevo».
  3. Search for “Spotlight Social Media Feeds”.
  4. Haz clic en el botón «Instalar» próximo, y entonces haz clic en «Activar».
  5. Ve al menú «Instagram Feeds» para empezar.

Installation Method 2

  1. Haz clic en el botón «Descargar» de arriba.
  2. Sube el archivo zip a tu sitio a través de la página de Plugins, dentro del escritorio de tu WordPress.
  3. Activa el plugin.
  4. Ve al menú «Instagram Feeds» para empezar.

1. Connect Your Instagram Account

Follow the instructions on the screen to connect your, or your clients’ Instagram account. You may connect multiple Instagram accounts and manage them all from the Instagram Feeds > Settings > Accounts page. More information on how to connect Instagram accounts in Spotlight is provided in our documentation here.

2. Design Your Instagram Feed

Once an Instagram account is connected, go to the Design step and start customising the feed. More information on each design option is provided in our documentation here.

BONUS: Spotlight’s Instagram feeds are responsive by default, but you can also design your feed per device to make it look just the way you want! More information on Spotlight’s responsiveness options are provided in our documentation here.

3. Embed Your Instagram Feed

Spotlight provides three methods to embed your Instagram feed in its free version.

  • Block – «Spotlight Instagram Feed»
  • Widget – «Spotlight Instagram Feed»
  • Shortcode – [instagram feed=»456″]


¿Cómo conecto mi cuenta de Instagram?

Once you install Spotlight, a welcome screen appears that guides you on how to connect your first Instagram user account. Click on the connect button and it will show you two options, Personal or Business. Pick the one that applies to you, authorise Spotlight through the popup that appears and you’re all set.

¿Cuántas cuentas de Instagram puedo conectar?

Sin límite. Spotlight no fija límites al número de cuentas de Instagram que puedes conectar. Mientras tengas acceso legítimo a dichas cuentas, puedes conectarlas directamente o usando un token de acceso (para desarrolladores).

¿Puedo mostrar publicaciones de múltiples usuarios de Instagram en una galería?

Sí. Con Spotlight puedes crear feeds que destaquen fotografías y vídeos desde múltiples cuentas de Instagram en el mismo feed. Simplemente, conecta las cuentas de usuario de Instagram de las que quieras mostrar publicaciones y selecciónalas desde el paso «Conectar» en el editor de feed de Spotlight.

¿Cuántos feeds puedo configurar?

Spotlight no te limita en el número de feeds que puedes configurar. Diseña uno para tu pie de página, otro para tu barra lateral, y uno para rellenar una página entera – da rienda suelta a tu imaginación. Incluso, ¡puedes mostrar varios feeds en la misma página!

¿Puedo mostrar múltiples feeds de Instagram en una misma página o sitio?

Sí, con Spotlight puedes incrustar múltiples feeds de Instagram en una página individual, una entrada individual, en áreas de widgets y en toda tu web. No hay límites y cada feed puede ser único o reutilizado en múltiples lugares.

¿Puedo mostrar fotos a tamaño completo y reproducir vídeos de Instagram directamente en mi web?

Yes, Spotlight’s free version includes a lightbox (popup) that will display your photos and playable videos in their full size over your entire website. Keep site visitors exactly where you want them – on your website!

If you want to enhance the popup, Spotlight PRO adds a sidebar to the lightbox which will display your Instagram captions, comments, published date, and more.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar mi token de acceso e ID de usuario de Instagram?

Option 1: Use Spotlight’s Access Token Generator.

Option 2: If your Instagram account is already connected in Spotlight, go to Instagram Feeds > Settings. From the first page, Accounts, click on the Instagram username or the «info» option under Actions.

¿Puedo mostrar únicamente publicaciones que utilicen un determinado hashtag de Instagram?

With Spotlight PRO you can use either of two options.

Firstly, you can choose to display posts that include a specific hashtag from all across Instagram. (Learn more).

Secondly, you can use Hashtag filtering to show or hide posts from your connected Instagram account that use a specific hashtag. Learn more.

Can I hand-pick specific posts to hide or show in my Instagram feed?

Sí, entendemos que puedes tener ciertas entradas que no quieres mostrar en tu web. Usando la opción de moderación de Spotlight PRO, puedes elegir manualmente las fotos y los vídeos que quieres mostrar u ocultar en tu web. Aprende más.

¿Quedará el feed de Instagram con Spotlight bien integrado en el tema de mi web?

Yes, aside from the customisation options provided by Spotlight itself, the plugin is also set up to use your theme’s fonts to completely match your brand’s look and feel on your website.

Why is my Instagram feed not showing correctly or at all?

There are a few reasons that this may happen. We have documented the reasons and solutions here.


24 de marzo de 2021
After trying the free version, I had my client purchase the plugin for their project in March 2021 and I was able to implement it really quickly and easily on their site. I haven't needed to make a single support request or even to look at documentation because all the instructions are in the settings area, and it took only like 5 clicks to make everything happen (connecting instagram, etc). Thanks so much for the creative and super high quality product!! Some others just don't have the friendly setup or usability this one does...
9 de marzo de 2021
I've tried several other plugins that allow you to put an Instagram feed on your site and none of them can compare to this one. Super easy and intuitive to use with great features, even in the free version. The plugin creators are attentive to help requests and the feed itself looks beautiful on my site. 10/10, can't recommend enough.
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Registro de cambios

0.7 (2021-04-08)

– Support for IGTV videos
– New link to the «Feeds» page in the Plugins page
– New link to documentation and FAQs in the Plugins page
– New options for hover colors and border radius for the «Follow» and «Load more» buttons
– New option to toggle whether the «Load more» button causes the page to scroll down
– Optimization can now be run manually from the «Configuration» settings page
– URLs in captions are now turned into links

– Reduced the total size of JS and CSS loaded on the site by 70%
– Improved updating of data during imports
– Removing use of PATCH and DELETE HTTP methods

– Feeds had no header if another feed on the same page showed a header for the same account
– Some tagged posts could not be imported due to use of invalid request fields

0.6.1 (2021-03-04)

– Now compatible with PHP8

– An error, caused by curly braces offset access syntax, which is not supported in PHP8.

0.6 (2021-03-03)

– New option to duplicate feeds

– The feed did not load on sites that send CORS preflight requests
– Fixed hashtags without spaces between them becoming a single link
– Undefined index errors during an import or update

0.5.4 (2021-02-11)

– Now detecting a conflict with the official «Facebook for WordPress» plugin

– Fixed «Argument 1 passed» error when viewing/previewing a feed

0.5.3 (2021-02-04)

– Added the ability to clear cache for a single feed only
– Added more tooltips in the editor and improved the wording of existing tooltips
– Added a notification if an error occurs while saving the settings

– The actions in the feeds list are now in a menu
– The feed usages in the feeds list now link to the post on the site, not the edit page
– The sources in the feeds list now link to the account info or hashtag page on Instagram
– The default click behavior on mobile devices is now set to open the popup box
– The admin interface uses the WP Admin color scheme as much as possible
– Better error messages when account connection fails
– The copied info from our access token generator can now be directly pasted into the access token field
– Unavailable images and videos now show a message in the popup box, instead of broken content
– The popup box’s size in the preview now matches the device being previewed

– Image and video URLs were not being renewed, causing broken content when they expire
– Thumbnails are now served using HTTPS is the site is using SSL
– The popup box is no longer too large for mobile devices
– Text in the popup box was too large
– The popup box now prevents the page from scrolling, which used to result in 2 scrollbars
– Extending the execution time during imports to prevent long imports from terminating early
– Fixed incompatibility with plugins that introduced circular references in post type objects
– Fixed an SQL error that occurs when using MySQL version 8.0 or later
– All connected accounts were being included in a feed’s context, even if unused in that feed
– Scrollbars would show up in the editor preview, even when there was nothing to scroll

0.5.2 (2020-12-17)

– The plugin now checks for required PHP extensions and will show a message if one is missing

– The «Cookie nonce is invalid» error has been changed to highlight that you are not logged in
– Tweaked the scaling of the hover date so that it doesn’t overlap with the Instagram icon

– Fixed an «Invalid argument type» error that occurs during import
– When the feed loads a post with a video in an album, the feed app would crash
– On 32-bit systems, feeds would only show 1 post
– The logo in the block editor is too large when using certain themes
– The onboarding process triggered a feed load twice after connecting the account, resulting in an error
– When navigating away from the editor, the «unsaved changes» prompt did not show up

0.5.1 (2020-12-01)

– Optimized the rendering for the grid layout, resulting in smoother loading animations

– All posts in the feed would flash when more posts are loaded using the «Load more» button
– When PHP strict_types is enabled, a type error occurred while fetching posts from Instagram

0.5 (2020-11-17)

– New option in the feeds list to update the Instagram posts for a feed
– The «Show/hide PRO Features» selection is remembered in the browser

– Video thumbnails are generated for non-tagged and non-hashtag posts
– Added a notification when connecting an account using an access token fails
– Duplicate posts, even if fetched for different sources, will no longer be shown in feeds

– Incompatibility with Kadence plugins caused modal popups to not appear
– Incompatibility with LiteSpeed cache when loading JS when DOM is ready
– Corrupted feed options would cause an error that prevented editing and saving feeds
– Modals no longer cover up toast notifications in the admin app
– Warnings would show up when activating the plugin on a new site
– Cron jobs would not be recreated after their schedule is changed in the settings
– Feed usage in the block editor was not detected and shown in the feeds list
– Duplicate crons would be created when run manually using WP Crontrol

0.4.2 (2020-10-30)

– Various tiny performance optimizations
– The default optimization age limit is now 7 days, down from 30 days
– Increased the quality of generated thumbnails with minimal disk space impact

– Downloading thumbnails for videos would occasionally cause a fatal error
– Custom post types used by the plugin were not properly registered

0.4.1 (2020-10-27)

– Now using a beacon in the bottom-right of the screen for important plugin-related alerts
– Using paused videos as thumbnails, until a better solution can be found for video thumbnails

– Thumbnails are now saved locally, after Instagram made an unannounced change to their API
– Thumbnails are resized and automatically and optimally scaled for the screen

0.4 (2020-10-26)

– Greatly improved the loading time for feeds on the site
– All pages are now much more responsive and usable on mobile devices
– Filtering fields will auto-add their typed value when they lose focus
– Improved the message shown in the shortcode when a feed does not exist
– Added redundant WordPress styles to ensure a consistent look and feel

– Addressed the «Cache key is invalid» entries in the debug log
– Fixed thumbnails not loading due to Instagram deprecating their thumbnails API
– Fixed an error that sometimes prevented feeds from being saved

0.3.2 (2020-09-30)

– The plugin now clarifies whether errors come from Instagram’s API or the plugin itself
– Overall performance of the editor has been greatly improved

– The text size option was showing wrong values for tablets and phones
– Videos did not load and would remain as grey tiles
– The preview did not always reflect changes made to the feed’s options

0.3.1 (2020-09-16)

– The page would not load or crash if an account has no access token expiry date
– The top navigation bar would did not update to indicate the current tab.

0.3 (2020-09-16)

– Added a block for the WordPress Gutenberg block editor
– Account information is now updated during media imports

– Now using the WordPress-bundled React, reducing JS file sizes
– Improved the responsiveness of the navbar

– Fixed an error that caused feeds to break when not logged in

0.2.4 (2020-08-21)

– Algunos campos en la pestaña de diseño permanecían desactivados incorrectamente
– La aplicación ya no se queda atascada al mostrar el logotipo durante la carga
– Los feeds no funcionaban cuando otros plugins encontraban o lanzaban errores o advertencias

0.2.3 (2020-08-14)

– Videos utilizan un estilo de reproducción de vídeo de Instagram
– La caja de popup ahora es responsive
– Ahora se muestran miniaturas más pequeñas en los feeds más pequeños

– El CSS del front-end ahora está correctamente minificado para mejorar el tiempo de carga
– Arreglado que la app no cargaba después de actualizar, debido a un problema de cacheado de navegador

0.2.2 (2020-07-30)

– Ahora, la información al pasar el cursor escala con el tamaño de los mosaicos multimedia del diseño

– Añadidos botones de reseteo de estilos de medios en la caja de popup para mejorar compatibilidad con temas
– Mejorado cómo los medios en la caja de popup se reescalan para concordar mejor con el propio escalado de Instagram

– Los medios en la caja popup tenían unas barras negras incorrectas
– Cancelar después de hacer clic en el botón de Cancelar inhabilitaba los botones de Guardar y Cancelar

0.2.1 (2020-07-13)

– «Too many IDs» error cuando una cuenta Business tiene más de 50 publicaciones

0.2 (2020-07-09)

– Integración con Freemius
– Notificaciones a Administrador
– Nueva sección «Herramientas» en la configuración y una opción para limpiar la caché de la API
– El previsualizador en vivo muestra un mensaje cuando las opciones de usuario hacen que no haya publicaciones a mostrar en un feed

0.1 (2020-06-23)

Versión inicial de Spotlight Instagram Feeds.