How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed extension makes embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

Step #1. Install OSEmbed

OSEmbed purchase options

Step #2. Get the Instagram link

  • Visit and find the photo you want to embed.
  • Find the URL for the photo.

Here are some examples URLs of Instagram photos and videos:


Step #3. Add the URL to a Joomla article

  • Go to your Joomla site and login.
  • Add the Instagram URL to a Joomla article:
Adding the URL for Instagram Photos and Videos to Joomla

If you have the Pro version of OSEmbed, the URL will automatically be turned into an Instagram embed! You'll see a preview inside the editor:

Previewing an Instagram Photo or Video in Joomla

That embed will work perfectly on the front of your site also. This will work for both Instagram photos and videos:

Seeing an Instagram Photo or Video published in Joomla

Watch the full OSEmbed video

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. He was a teacher for many years before starting OSTraining. Steve wrote the best-selling Drupal and Joomla books.