Embedding Images from Instagram

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We know many of you document and share your experiences with Instagram, so we’re excited to announce that you can now embed images from Instagram on your blog.

As with other embeds, it’s quite easy. First, copy the image’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the image:

Then, while you are editing a post or page, simply paste the URL on its own line:

http://instagram.com/p/QI9cbtAdvW/

So for example, this text and URL:

will display this on your blog:

The URL automatically embeds the largest size of the image that fits into the content area. Alternatively, you can control the size of an image using shortcode. For example:

A few days to catch my breath. Finally.

A post shared by CLR (@cherilucasrowlands) on

embeds this image instead:

An image is automatically linked to the URL of its original Instagram page, so when readers click the image on your blog, they are taken to its full-size version.

It’s another quick and easy way to…

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New Themes: Something Fishy and Blissful Blog

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Another Thursday, another theme day! Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to our two newest themes: Something Fishy and Blissful Blog!

Something Fishy

From the depths of the creative mind of our very own, wickedly-talented Caroline Moore, Something Fishy is an adventure-rich, fun and fanciful animated theme. Full of subtle details that respond as users interact with your blog, this theme will bring a smile to your face, while still providing you with all the tools you need to share your life’s adventures.

Read more about Something Fishy on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your own site by going to Appearance -> Themes!

Looking to take a different plunge? Blissful Blog, from Blissful Themes, is perfectly designed to share your wedding day with grace and style. With delicate details and a clean look that emphasizes your photos and videos, Blissful Blog is the ideal…

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