I’m playing with plugins to make Instagram show up more reliably on WordPress. Thus far the Instagram add-on for Envira Gallery is my favorite.

Envira Gallery has a lite version that is very good, but you’ll need premium to get the Instagram add-on.

If you are looking for free (and more than just Instagram), you might want to check out the Feed Them Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) plugin.


My Review*

CleanTalk is a premium cloud-based anti-spam plug-in for your WordPress website. One giant plus is that it blocks nearly all of the spam without the use of captcha or other “prove you are human” mechanisms.

I installed and tested out the plug-in on this website, and it was pretty terrific. The plug-in was easy to install and setup. It did a great job and did not adversely affect my website.

There is a free trail period, and then the plug-in’s cloud service costs $8/year for one website. (They have pricing plans if you manage more than one website.) That price not only blocks spam comments, but also offers very detailed statistics.¬†It’s pretty cool. ūüôā

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How to Get It

Within the WordPress dashboard, select Plugins > Add New, and then search for CleanTalk. Otherwise, you can download it from WordPress to install manually. Once installed, go through the super easy setup process to initiate your account and start blocking spam.

*These are not affiliate links, and I’m not otherwise being compensated for expressing my opinions.