WP Instagram Digest out. DsgnWrks Instagram Importer in. The old plugin was working more or less fine, but it lacked a bit in customization and in support of the somewhat newer WordPress features. After stumbling upon this blog post, I decided it was time to try something new.
Some of the reasons for the replacement:
- Import each individual Instagram photo separately, rather than a gallery. Galleries are complicated, and often doesn’t look too good, especially with narrow WordPress themes, like the one I’m using now.
- Customize title and content of the post. The new plugin supports Instagram filters (which I won’t use) and locations (which I will).
- Hashtag handling – the new plugin can strip off hashtags from post titles and content, and, instead use them as tags and or categories.
- Support for post types – having them now as Image post type makes more sense (I’ve also converted all the previous posts too).