How To Add Your Instagram Feed To WordPress

Learn how to add your instagram feed to your WordPress website or blog without touching code …

How To Add Your Instagram Feed To WordPress

Do you run a WordPress website or blog to promote your business, products, or services?

Do you have an Instagram account where you are uploading images related to your business, products, or services?

Would you like to display your Instagram images on your WordPress website or blog automatically?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add your instagram feed to your website or blog without touching code.

How To Add Your Instagram Feed To WordPress

If you run a WordPress site or blog related to travel, food, photography, fashion, design, or any topic that can benefit from the addition of visual elements like photos, images, or videos, then why not spice up your posts, pages, and blog sidebar with the latest images and videos from your Instagram account?

Adding content from Instagram to your WordPress site can help to increase user engagement, increase awareness of your brand or blog, add loads of visual appeal, and save you time doing the manual work of adding the same content to both your Instagram account and your website.

Add An Instagram Feed To WordPress Using A Plugin

There are many plugins available in WordPress that you can use to add an instagram feed to your website or blog.

For this tutorial, we’ll use the plugin below.

WD Instagram Feed

WD Instagram Feed

(WD Instagram Feed)

Plugin Description

WD Instagram Feed is a free WordPress plugin that lets you add Instagram feeds to display media you have uploaded to your account on your posts, pages, and sidebar area. Once set up, feeds sync automatically with your WordPress site to display your latest Instagram content uploads.

The plugin only takes a couple of minutes to set up and customize and provides settings and features that give you full control over how content from your Instagram feed display on your website.

Useful Tip

Before installing the plugin, make sure you are logged into your Instagram account.

Plugin Installation

To install the WD Instagram Feed plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, enter “instagram” into the Keyword search field (if you need help see our tutorial on installing WordPress plugins), and click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

Install WD Instagram Feed plugin

(Install WD Instagram Feed plugin)

After installing the plugin, click ‘Activate’ …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

Configuring The Plugin

After the plugin has been installed and activated, select Instagram Feed WD > Settings from your main WordPress admin menu …

Instagram Feed WD - Settings menu

(Instagram Feed WD – Settings menu)

The plugin will ask for permission to collect usage data. Choose ‘Allow & Continue’ or ‘Skip’ to proceed …

Plugin installation process - permission request to collect usage data

(Plugin installation process – permission request to collect usage data)

This brings you to the plugin ‘Overview’ screen, where you can view a tutorial video, access the plugin user guide, contact support, etc. When you are ready to begin using the plugin, click on the ‘Start Using’ button …

Click on 'Start Using' button

(Click on ‘Start Using’ button)

This will bring you to the ‘Instagram WD Settings’ screen. Make sure that you are already logged into your Instagram account and click on the ‘Sign in with Instagram’ button to connect your WordPress site with your Instagram account …

Click 'Sign in with Instagram' button

(Click ‘Sign in with Instagram’ button)

Authorize the connection …

Click 'Authorize' to connect

(Click ‘Authorize’ to connect)

The plugin will automatically add the access token required to connect your WordPress site with your Instagram account. Click ‘Save Changes’ to continue …

Your WordPress site and Instagram account are now connected!

(Your WordPress site and Instagram account are now connected!)

To view or edit your Instagram feed, select Instagram Feed WD > Feeds from your main WordPress admin menu …

Instagram Feed WD - Feeds menu

(Instagram Feed WD – Feeds menu)

This brings you to the ‘Feeds’ screen …

Instagram Feed WD - Feeds screen

(Instagram Feed WD – Feeds screen)

Hover over your feed title and click on ‘Edit’ to edit your feed …

Click on 'Edit'

(Click on ‘Edit’)

Here you can edit and customize your feed, including feed title, layout, media settings, etc.  …

Edit and customize your feed

(Edit and customize your feed)

You can also customie your feed theme, by selecting Instagram Feed WD > Themes from your main WordPress admin menu …

Instagram Feed WD - Themes menu

(Instagram Feed WD – Themes menu)

If you are using the free version of the plugin, you will need to upgrade to the premium version to be able to customize your feed theme …

Instagram Feed WD - Customize Feed Themes

(Instagram Feed WD – Customize Feed Themes)

Using The Plugin

After configuring the plugin, you can display content from your Instagram feed on your WordPress blog sidebar or insert it into any post or page you like.

Display Instagram Feed On Your WordPress Sidebar

To display your Instagram feed on the sidebar or footer of your WordPress site, go to your Widgets section and add the ‘Instagram WD Widget’ to your  widget bar.

Configure the widget options and click ‘Save’ to update your settings …

Instagram WD Widget

(Instagram WD Widget)

Your Instagram feed should now display content where you have added the widget as configured in your widget settings …

Instagram feed added to WordPress sidebar

(Instagram feed added to WordPress sidebar)

Display Instagram Feed On Your WordPress Posts Or Pages

To add your Instagram feed to a post or page, you can copy the shortcode from your ‘Feeds’ section to your clipboard and paste it into your content …

Copy Instagram feed shortcode to your clipboard

(Copy Instagram feed shortcode to your clipboard)

Or you can use the ‘Add Instagram Feed’ menu button (1) from your content editor to insert the shortcode into your content (2) …

Add Instagram Feed - Menu Button

(Add Instagram Feed – Menu Button)

After adding the shortcode, replublish your post or page …

Add Instagram Feed shortcode to your content

(Add Instagram Feed shortcode to your content)

Preview your post or page to view your feed content  …

Display content from your Instagram feed on your WordPress site

(Display content from your Instagram feed on your WordPress site)

Useful Tip

Fine-tune the plugin’s Instagram feed settings to get your content displaying exactly how you want it. If you need advanced customization optiond, consider upgrading to the premium version of the plugin.

To learn more about using this plugin, watch the video below or visit the plugin website here: WD Instagram Feed

(Instagram Feed WD Plugin for WordPress)

Congratulations! Now you know how to add your instagram feed to your WordPress website or blog.

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How To Convert WordPress Posts Into WordPress Pages And Vice Versa

Learn how to easily convert WordPress posts into pages, WordPress pages into posts, and more …

How To Convert WordPress Posts Into WordPress Pages And Vice-Versa

When you first begin using WordPress, you may not fully understand the difference between WordPress Posts vs WordPress Pages and create a page when you should have created a post or vice versa.

There may also be instances where:

  • Content items that started out as blog posts grow in substance and importance over time and you decide that these should become fixed pages on your website instead of time-stamped posts.
  • You switch themes, plugins, or applications and find that custom post types you have created in your previous setup no longer work with your new setup and need to be converted into posts.
  • You import content created in one post type and need to convert this into another post type.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to easily convert WordPress posts into pages, WordPress pages into posts, and more without touching code.

How To Convert WordPress Posts Into WordPress Pages And Vice-Versa

With WordPress, the content publishing process normally starts by selecting a specific post type to create (e.g. a post or page) …

Choose to create a post or page

(Choose to create a post or page)

Once you create a post or page, WordPress keeps your content in the format you’ve selected and this cannot be changed.

This means that to change a post into a page or vice-versa, you would have to:

  1. Copy all the content from your existing post or page, then …
  2. Create a new post or page, then …
  3. Paste your content into your new post type, then …
  4. Readjust the post type settings (i.e. add a category, tags, etc. if creating a post, or specify a parent page if creating a page), then …
  5. Publish your new post or page, then …
  6. Go back and delete or trash the old post or page.

Fortunately, there is a much easier way to convert your posts into pages and vice-versa.

Convert Post Types In WordPress Using A Plugin

For this tutorial, we’ll use the plugin below.

Post Type Switcher

Post Type Switcher

(Post Type Switcher)

Plugin Description

Post Type Switcher is a free WordPress plugin that adds a simple post-type drop-down menu to the post editor interface, allowing you to reassign any post to a new post type and switch the post’s type while editing your post or page, as well as converting multiple posts using the bulk editor feature.

This handy plugin lets you convert almost every combination of posts, pages, and even custom post types, e.g.:

  • Page to Post
  • Post to Page
  • Post to Custom Post Type
  • Page to Custom Post Type
  • Custom Post Type to Post
  • Custom Post Type to Page
  • Custom Post Type to Custom Post Type
Plugin Installation

To install the Post Type Switcher plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, enter “post type switcher” into the Keyword search field (if you need help see our tutorial on installing WordPress plugins), and click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

Install Post Type Switcher plugin

(Install Post Type Switcher plugin)

After installing the plugin, click ‘Activate’ …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

Using The Plugin

Now that the plugin has been installed and activated, let’s go through an example of how to convert a post into a page by editing an existing post.

Convert Individual Posts Or Pages Using The Post/Page Editor

When you open a post or page to publish, you will see that a new ‘Post Type’ function has been added to the Publish box.

Click on the ‘Edit’ link …

Publish box - Post Type

(Publish box – Post Type)

Select a new post type from the dropdown menu …

Post Type dropdown menu

(Post Type dropdown menu)

After selecting the new post type, click ‘OK’ …

Click 'OK'

(Click ‘OK’)

Confirm your new post type and click ‘Update’ …

Confirm new post type and update

(Confirm new post type and update)

Info

Switching post types will remove attributes associated with the previous post type.

For example, switching from a post to a page affects sections like post categories and post tags (1) and your permalinks (2) …

Previously a WordPress Post ...

(Previously a WordPress Post …)

Because pages normally don’t have categories or tags, when you switch from a post to a page, you will no longer see metaboxes for categories and tags on your page editor (1), and categories will be dropped from your page URL (2) …

Now a WordPress Page!

(Now a WordPress Page!)

If you change post types, make sure to redirect your URLs to avoid ‘page not found’ errors.

If you need help redirecting URLs in WordPress, see this tutorial:

Convert Individual Posts Or Pages Using The Quick Edit Feature

You can also switch post types for an individual post or page using the WordPress Quick Edit feature.

Select the post or page you want to switch, click ‘Edit’ and select an option from the ‘Post Type’ dropdown menu, then click the ‘Update’ button …

Convert individual Posts or Pages using the Quick Edit feature

(Convert individual Posts or Pages using the Quick Edit feature)

To learn more about using the Quick Edit feature of WordPress, see the tutorial below:

Convert Multiple Posts Or Pages Using The Bulk Editor

You can also use the bulk editor in the WordPress Quick Edit feature to convert multiple posts into pages and vice-versa.

Just select all the posts or pages you want to switch, choose ‘Edit’ from the ‘Bulk Actions’ dropdown menu, click ‘Apply’ and select an option from the ‘Post Type’ dropdown menu, then click the ‘Update’ button …

Convert multiple posts or pages using the bulk editor

(Convert multiple posts or pages using the bulk editor)

Convert Custom Post Types

If you have custom post types installed (e.g. Testimonials, Portfolios, etc.), these will also display in all the Post Type dropdown menus, allowing you to switch between any of the available post types shown (e.g. change a post or page into a testimonial or vice versa) …

Convert custom post types

(Convert custom post types)

To learn more about this plugin, visit the plugin website here: Post Type Switcher

Congratulations! Now you know how to easily convert posts into pages, pages into posts, and more without touching code, using a free and handy WordPress plugin.

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How To Display Your WordPress Blog Stats To Visitors

Learn how to easily add detailed blog stats to your WordPress site and how to display your WordPress blog stats to visitors …

How To Display Your WordPress Blog Stats To Visitors

Note: This tutorial is about getting statistics about your WordPress blog or website.

If you are looking for useful facts or statistics about the WordPress platform, see this post.

How To Display Your WordPress Blog Stats To Visitors

By default, when you log into your your admin dashboard, WordPress displays basic statistics about your blog in the ‘At a Glance’ information panel …

At a Glance section

Depending on what you plan to do, however, you may need to view more in-depth statistics about your WordPress blog, or display more useful or detailed stats about your site to visitors or registered users.

This tutorial shows you how to easily add detailed blog stats to your WordPress site and how to display your WordPress blog stats to visitors.

Use WordPress Plugins To Display Blog Stats

The easiest way to display stats about your blog without touching code is to use WordPress plugins. We’ll cover some useful plugins you can use to display blog stats in the section below.

Before installing a plugin, decide the purpose for displaying stats about your blog. Do you want to display stats about your site to:

  • Visitors or general blog readers?
  • Registered users (e.g. membership site)?
  • Admin users only?

Once you know who your target audience is, the next step is to install the plugin that will do the job and configure stats to display on a page, post, widget, etc.

How To Display Your Blog Stats To Visitors Or Registered Site Users

For this example, let’s assume that you want to display stats about your WordPress blog to site visitors or users.

Some of the reasons for displaying blog stats on your website include:

  • To inform site readers about the number of posts or people who have visited your site.
  • To entice new members, sponsors, advertisers, etc.
  • To access this information without having to log into your WordPress site.

Simple Blog Stats

Simple Blog Stats

(Simple Blog Stats)

Plugin Description

Simple Blog Stats is a free WordPress plugin that

Simple Blog Stats is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to display a variety of unique statistics about your site in your posts and pages using shortcodes (or add these to your theme).

Statistics about your blog include your total number of:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Drafts
  • Comments
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Comments in moderation
  • Approved comments
  • Registered users

Additionally, you can display:

  • Date of most recent site update
  • Recent posts (specify how many and size of excerpt)
  • Recent comments (specify how many and size of excerpt)
  • All blog stats in a list
Plugin Installation

To install the Simple Blog Stats plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, enter “simple blog stats” into the Keyword search field (if you need help see our tutorial on installing WordPress plugins), and click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

Install Simple Blog Stats plugin

(Install Simple Blog Stats plugin)

After installing the plugin, click ‘Activate’ …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

After the plugin has been installed and activated, a new ‘Site Statistics’ information panel displays on your WordPress dashboard …

Configure the plugin's settings

(Site Statistics)

To access the plugin’s settings, go to Settings > Simple Blog Stats 

Simple Blog Stats settings screen

(Simple Blog Stats settings screen)

This brings you to the ‘Simple Blog Stats’ screen …

Simple Blog Stats screen

(Simple Blog Stats screen)

The Shortcodes section provides a list of shortcodes you can add to your posts or pages …

Simple Blog Stats screen

(Simple Blog Stats screen)

Using The Plugin

Let’s go through an example of adding shortcodes to display your blog stats on a post or page.

First, create the page or post where you would like to display your blog stats and add content in the Visual tab, then add placeholders in your content to insert the shortcodes that will display your stats (e.g. @@@@@) as shown in the screenshot below …

Create a page to display your blog stats

(Create a page to display your blog stats)

Next, copy and paste the shortcodes that you plan to use in your content to a plain text file. Remember to add the snippets of code before and after each shortcode, as these are required to display your blog stats …

Blog stats shortcodes

(Blog stats shortcodes)

Switch to the ‘Text’ editor tab in your post or page and paste the shortcodes from the text file into your content (i.e. paste the shortcodes over the placeholders) …

Paste the shortcodes into your content

(Paste the shortcodes into your content)

After adding your content and shortcodes, publish and preview your post or page to view your blog stats …

Add headings in your posts or pages to generate a table of contents

(Add headings in your posts or pages to generate a table of contents)

To learn more about this plugin, visit the plugin website here: Simple Blog Stats

Tip

To display the above stats privately to registered users (e.g. members), just repeat the above process and make the page private or password-protected, or add it to your membership site and set the page access permissions to members only.

To learn how to make your content private or password-protected, go here:

To learn how to set up a membership site in WordPress, go here:

If you just want to display how many people have visited your site, you can do this easily with the plugin below.

Jetpack

Jetpack by WordPress.com

(Jetpack by WordPress.com)

Installing the Jetpack plugin adds a widget to your site that lets you display the total number of visitors on your blog sidebar …

Jetpack blog stats widget

(Jetpack blog stats widget)

Add the widget to your blog sidebar, then configure the widget title and display unit (e.g. visitors, users, readers, etc.) and save. The widget will dynamically update the number as more people visit your site  …

Display the total number of visitors to your site on your blog sidebar

(Display the total number of visitors to your site on your blog sidebar)

To learn more about using the Jetpack plugin, go here:

To learn more about using widgets, see the tutorial series below:

How To Display More In-Depth Blog Stats Inside Your WordPress Admin Area

If you run a content publishing business, a collaborative blog, a directory type of site, or just want access to more in-depth statistics about your site’s pages, posts, categories, comments, tags, users, etc. , then install the plugin below to help your with your WordPress admin.

WP Show Stats

WP Show Stats plugin

(WP Show Stats plugin)

Plugin Description

WP Show Stats is a free WordPress plugin that adds comprehensive statistics about your WordPress site for admin purposes.

The plugin is an analytics tool for bloggers. It displays charts showing blog-related usage and numbers using Google Pie Chart, Google Column Charts and Google Table allowing you to keep track of your pages, posts, categories, comments, tags, users, custom post types, etc. and improve your site’s performance or productivity.

Plugin Installation

To install the Simple Blog Stats plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, enter “wp show stats” into the Keyword search field (if you need help see our tutorial on installing WordPress plugins), and click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

Install WP Show Stats plugin

(Install WP Show Stats plugin)

After the plugin has been installed, click ‘Activate’ …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

After installing and activating the plugin, go to the WP Show Stats menu and select an option to view detailed stats about your selection  …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

For example, selecting WP Show Stats > WP Show Stats brings up a screen with charts displaying detailed statistics about the following areas:

  • Post Statistics (number of Private, Draft, Published, Trash, Scheduled, etc. posts)
  • Page Statistics (number of Private, Draft, Published, Trash, Scheduled, etc. pages)
  • User Statistics (number of Administrators, Editors, Authors, Subscribers, etc.)
  • Comments Statistics (number of comments marked as Moderated, Approved, Trash, Spam, etc.)
  • Category Statistics (number of Parent and Child categories)
  • Tags Statistics (number of used and unused tags)
  • Post Types Statistics (number of inbuilt and custom post types)

WP Show Stats - Overview

(WP Show Stats – Overview)

Selecting the other WP Show Stats menu options displays statistics that drill down further into each of these elements …

WP Show Stats - Categories

(WP Show Stats – Categories)

WP Show Stats also includes useful information about your WordPress blog like:

Post Stats

  • Posts by year
  • Posts by month
  • 5 most commented posts
  • 5 longest posts (number of words)
  • 5 shortest posts (number of words)

Page Stats

  • Pages by year
  • Pages by month
  • 5 longest pages (number of words)
  • 5 shortest pages (number of words)

User Stats

  • User registrations by year
  • User registrations by month

Category Stats

  • 5 most used categories
  • 5 less used categories

Tag Stats

  • 5 most used tags with usage count
  • 5 less used tags with usage count

Comment Stats

  • 5 most commented posts
  • Comments count by year
  • Comments count by month
  • Most comments by Authors with comment count
  • Last 7 days comments
  • Total comments stats including total posts, total comments, total unique authors, total unique emails and IPs

Custom Post Types

  • List of all inbuilt and custom post types created

To learn more about this plugin, visit the plugin website here: WP Show Stats

Congratulations! Now you know how to  display stats about your blog to visitors, registered site users, or add enhanced blog stats for admin purposes.

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