{Blogging DIY Series} How to insert widgets into a post ~ Instagram and Twitter


I am sure by now you are more than aware or have picked up from other bloggers how to insert different widgets into your posts. It did take me over a year to actually find out how to add widgets like instagram, pinterest, facebook and twitter into a post. I was very curious but never knew exactly how to search for it because believe you me I didn't even know they were called 'widgets', since I have started blogging I have learnt so many terms it's funny when I say them to none bloggers they look at me like I just walked back from Mars or some mental institution near by. For those new to blogging or those who have just never ventured out into finding out but have been curious I will show you how to add these widgets into your posts and next time when you feel like sharing a picture which you don't have a copy of on your desktop and its only either on instagram, facebook, twitter or pinterest see how to share them easily plus encourage engagement and drive traffic to your blog from social media sites

1. Instagram - Go to your instagram page and click on picture you want to include in post. In the bottle right hand corner there those weird dots, hover over it and it will display embed. Click on this, copy the code and paste in HTML part of the blog post. In both blogger and wordpress change view by clicking HTML for blogger and TEXT for wordpress and paste the code. ** Leave space before you start typing anything as if you accidentally type into the code when you continue with your post, the picture won't display it will appear blank when post is published.**
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2. Twitter - Go to your twitter page, create your tweet and post it. Then go to your twitter profile, find the tweet you want to include in post. Click on the tweet and in bottom right click (or if there is picture its usually on top right of picture) on the dots and choose embed code, do same thing as Instagram and you're set.
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What I love about using widgets is that gives people a chance to quickly retweet your tweet if embedded a twitter and for Instagram they could easily like and even follow you Instagram. As bloggers we know its all about making it easy for the readers to follow us on as many social networks also it gives them a chance to notice that you're active on your social accounts its not just for the follow numbers.

I will be sharing the Facebook and Pinterest tips next week, I hope you found this useful and relevant. If you struggle or need help, I am always on twitter so get in touch or drop me an e-mail.

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::The Myrabev Life::: {Blogging DIY Series} How to insert widgets into a post ~ Instagram and Twitter

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{Blogging DIY Series} How to insert widgets into a post ~ Instagram and Twitter


I am sure by now you are more than aware or have picked up from other bloggers how to insert different widgets into your posts. It did take me over a year to actually find out how to add widgets like instagram, pinterest, facebook and twitter into a post. I was very curious but never knew exactly how to search for it because believe you me I didn't even know they were called 'widgets', since I have started blogging I have learnt so many terms it's funny when I say them to none bloggers they look at me like I just walked back from Mars or some mental institution near by. For those new to blogging or those who have just never ventured out into finding out but have been curious I will show you how to add these widgets into your posts and next time when you feel like sharing a picture which you don't have a copy of on your desktop and its only either on instagram, facebook, twitter or pinterest see how to share them easily plus encourage engagement and drive traffic to your blog from social media sites

1. Instagram - Go to your instagram page and click on picture you want to include in post. In the bottle right hand corner there those weird dots, hover over it and it will display embed. Click on this, copy the code and paste in HTML part of the blog post. In both blogger and wordpress change view by clicking HTML for blogger and TEXT for wordpress and paste the code. ** Leave space before you start typing anything as if you accidentally type into the code when you continue with your post, the picture won't display it will appear blank when post is published.**

2. Twitter - Go to your twitter page, create your tweet and post it. Then go to your twitter profile, find the tweet you want to include in post. Click on the tweet and in bottom right click (or if there is picture its usually on top right of picture) on the dots and choose embed code, do same thing as Instagram and you're set.
What I love about using widgets is that gives people a chance to quickly retweet your tweet if embedded a twitter and for Instagram they could easily like and even follow you Instagram. As bloggers we know its all about making it easy for the readers to follow us on as many social networks also it gives them a chance to notice that you're active on your social accounts its not just for the follow numbers.

I will be sharing the Facebook and Pinterest tips next week, I hope you found this useful and relevant. If you struggle or need help, I am always on twitter so get in touch or drop me an e-mail.

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32 Comments:

At 14 January 2015 at 14:10 , Blogger Mama to 5 said...

I do both of these myself but I need to do it more often, I am sure it has to help traffic and more hits on my blog. Thank you for the reminder!

 
At 14 January 2015 at 14:34 , Anonymous Jen @ Saved by the Kale said...

I found this very useful, thanks for sharing it! I often times forget about doing this, it's a great reminder of how easy it is to do!

 
At 14 January 2015 at 14:34 , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Great article. Widgets are actually a lot easier to install than you'd think.

 
At 14 January 2015 at 17:16 , Blogger Krysten Quiles said...

Great post, I'm taking some new info away that I didn't know before.

 
At 14 January 2015 at 20:36 , Blogger Tracy Iglesias said...

Oddly enough I have never embedded an instagram photo into one of my blog posts, not sure why exactly, but this is definitely good to know! Great Share!

Happy Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday! :-)

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

 
At 14 January 2015 at 23:17 , Anonymous Tammilee Tips said...

This is a great tutorial! Embedding can be a pain to figure out sometimes! Pinterest is one I love to embed on my recipe posts.

 
At 14 January 2015 at 23:33 , Blogger Eileen Chow said...

What a great tutorial! I should really be embedding more of my instagram pictures in my posts, but I always forget. Thanks for sharing!

 
At 15 January 2015 at 00:39 , Blogger Cassie Tucker said...

This was a super great idea for a post as I'm sure a lot of people would like to know how to do this. I've used the instagram embed to embed an Instagram video into a post before :)

 
At 15 January 2015 at 01:36 , Blogger Michele D said...

I've used the twitter embed many times. I would love to try doing it from Instagram. Maybe I'll try that soon. Thanks for your help.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 02:17 , Blogger Heather Jones said...

I used to embed them in my blog all the time. I can be a lot easier grabbing the embed code. Great tutorial.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 03:35 , Blogger Rashell Abril said...

I found this post very helpful especially for people like me, a beginner in blogging. Thank you for making it a lot easier for us. Thanks for sharing!

 
At 15 January 2015 at 04:33 , Blogger CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this is all so great to know!!! I actually didn't know how to do this. Thanks :)

 
At 15 January 2015 at 06:37 , Blogger Rebecca Swenor said...

This is an awesome post and I never knew what widgets were before now. I never know what embedding was used for either. Thanks so much for sharing.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 14:20 , Blogger Jennifer Pritchard said...

I love the quote in that picture. It is absolutely true. Fear holds way too many people back from achieving their dreams

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:46 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You're most welcome and yes they do actually help with blog traffic

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:46 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks Jen, glad you found it useful

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:47 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

When new to all these terminologies may seem scary but once you learn it's so easy

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:47 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I am glad to hear that

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:48 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks Tracey, I hope this was useful

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:49 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I am very glad to have learnt how to embed widgets into post its made things just that bit better

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:49 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You welcome Eileen, I try to embed as often as I can

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:50 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

It's amazing once you learn how to do its so much fun, I hope am able to teach other bloggers who were not familiar with this embedding business.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:50 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You're welcome and hope you manage to IG embed

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:51 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks Heather, its easier than most people think.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:52 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I am really glad to know i was able to help and made things easier

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:52 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Oh wow, i am glad to have assisted.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:53 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Before I started blogging I did not know what a widget was but happy that I do now.

 
At 15 January 2015 at 18:53 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Tell me about it and thanks

 
At 16 January 2015 at 04:34 , Anonymous Chene Atkins-Whittington said...

Thanks for these wonderful tips. I've done all of my blog design myself so it's good to know.

 
At 16 January 2015 at 09:55 , Blogger Lisa Rios said...

Sounds like a great article. It seems to be very useful for people who don't know more about this. I used to embed both twitter and Instagram. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 16 January 2015 at 20:41 , Anonymous Traveling Cats said...

Thank you so much for this. I had no idea how to do this, but now I do and it'll be very helpful. Thanks, and have a lovely weekend.

 
At 17 January 2015 at 22:27 , Blogger Krystal Butherus said...

I love using Instagram embeds in my post. It really helps the post become more interactive and awesome. This is definitely helpful.

 

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