Things I’ll never build – Part MCLIV – WordPress Instagram Liked Plugin
This idea was inspired by one of my favorite Instagram features: see what pics have been Liked by my friends. Although there are already a number of Instagram related WP plugins
, all of them are about displaying galleries of my own pics on my blog.
This one would, once a given span, post to my WordPress blog the last X instagram pics I have taken or liked. To be precise, it would:
- let me choose the number of max pics it could post
- show only my pics or also the ones I’ve recently liked
- display the account name and link to the original photo
- not show the pics that are set to private
- let me choose the size of the photos and layout
- post a notification to Twitter or FB.
I think that it’s a great way to:
- turn non-users to users by showing them the beauty of Instagram
- find new people to follow (turn non-followers to followers)
- see cool photos taken by people connected to my friends without having to follow new users
- give a second life to pics that have been taken a few days ago and that already have all but disappeared into the ether by sending them back in the loop via a blog post.
Well, I guess that it could also work as a standalone service (Instaliked?), like the ones I have detailed in this post on Instagram web apps round-up
Anyway, here are 5 Instapics I like!
October 23, 2011