There are two downsides to this method. Occasionally, I found this method would also mess up my formatting. Also, this method defaults to including the caption. It’s not as big of a deal, but sometimes captions are very long and if you want a clean, uninterrupted flow to your blog post, it can be problematic.
Just Copy and Paste: The iframe Alternative
From my experience, this method appears to have a 100% success rate. The only “down side” is that this solution involves code.
“But I don’t know anything about HTML! Coding is confusing and scary and every time I see it I want to crawl into a corner and cry myself to sleep!” you might be saying. Well, worry not. Because if you can copy and paste, then you can use the advice I’m about to give.
<iframe src=”//instagram.com/p/xxxxxxxxxx/embed/” height=”710″ width=”612″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>
All you have to do is take the code above and replace the x’s with this part of the URL from any Instagram image: