The plugin can import all the photos you currently have and can also import new photos as they are published. There’s several options for how the images can be saved (post, page, post type), how tags/categories are applied, and whether they are published immediately or saved as drafts.
Straightforward Set Up
- Install the DsgnWrks Instagram Importer plugin.
- Go to the plugin page under “Tools” > “Instagram Importer”.
- You’ll need to authenticate with Instagram before you can import photos. If you’re already logged in to Instragram, this will take just a second.
- Most of the defaults work fine, but if you’re using the Visual theme, I would suggest a few changes:
Images will show up twice if they are set as the featured image and also get inserted into the post content. So, you should disable one or the other if you’re using Visual. I updated the “Post Content” field to just show my image caption.
I’d also update the “Imported posts status” field if you want to automatically publish each image. Just make sure you don’t have any other plugins activated that might send out an e-mail or tweet for each new published post when you do this.
- If you have a lot of images, it will take a while to import them all. I’d recommend importing just a few at first to make sure everything is set up how like.
That’s it. Feels good to own your data, doesn’t it?