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Instapress Plugin

Instapress Plugin

UPDATE – This plugin appears to have become a victim of php5.4.

Looking for the best instagram plugin for WordPress? You don’t have to look far as Instapress is the best plugin around.

[simply_instagram endpoints=”users” type=”recent-media” size=”thumbnail” display=”9″]

Grab the plugin from and authorize it with your Instagram account. Once that is done, set up a new page in WP and put in the following:

Save the page and you will see your digitally processed hipster photos in its glory.

Supposedly you want to show the latest 20 photos, in 90×90 image size with fancybox effects. Copy and paste the line below:

If you don’t like the shortcode, there is always the little icon to click on to select what you need. You can add instagram to your widget, be sure to follow the instructions on the site.

For the responsive web design crowd, I would recommend checking ‘disable width and height attribute for images (e.g. for responsive layouts)’ in the plugin setting.

I should mention that this plugin will throw up some issues with WP Super Cache. To fix this, you need to tell the caching plugin not to cache your instagram page otherwise it will not pull in the latest photos.

Instructions for the impatient:

  1. Settings > WP Super Cache > Advanced
  2. Scroll down to Accepted Filenames & Rejected URIs
  3. Add /instagram to the box (see screenshot below to be sure!)
  4. Save settings and test. You might need to do some more fiddling to update your .htaccess file.

This is to prevent your instagram page from being cached

If you use W3 Total Cache, you don’t need to do anything.

Now get snapping some more hipster photos!

Flickr Gallery ~ Fall in the Rockies 2011

Flickr Gallery ~ Fall in the Rockies 2011

This is showing off the Awesome Flickr Gallery. Many website choose to use Flickr to manage their images This gives them the SEO advantage of having their images on a site that is extremely popular with Google (though not as popular as Picasa, ahem). Additionally, the bandwidth is handled by Flickr, instead of your own website. This keeps things humming along. Hey, isn’t this Cloud Computing?! Uh, apparently it isn’t anything new.

The Photos

Jan Baby suggested a hike near Estes Park. After spending ten minutes Googling Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails, arming ourselves with a camera and water bottle, off we went.

Estes ElkAs luck would have it, Saturday, October first was opening day of the Estes Park Elk Festival. We ended up enduring long lines of traffic as we crawled our way towards Estes Park. Eventually we arrived onto Colorado Highway 7, escaped the hoards of tourists and found a parking spot near the Pikes Peak trail head. After reading the signs and taking a quick tour of the pit toilets, we were on our way up the trail to the Eugenia Mine; a scant two miles away.

Awesome Flicker Gallery Plugin for WordPress


Yea, I know, it needs some styling, which would be done by a css talented web guy such as myself, if I weren’t so lazy. I’m the plumber who won’t fix his own leaky toilet.



Carousel Madness

Carousel Madness

I recently embarked on a mission to find a way to mimic a image carousel (see below). It is a widget that advertises Amazon books. This all started when a client of mine Opens New Window decided he needed some similar eye candy on his real estate website.

The problem with the Amazon wiget was clicking (more…)