Whether you’re using Instagram for business or pleasure, it’s a great way to make new friends, customers, or fans. Doing the work of getting your account before as many eyes as possible, however, can be time-consuming, and since we all have the same limit to the hours of the day, any tool that saves us time and helps us to use Instagram more efficiently and effectively is bound to be invaluable.
Today, I’m taking a look at the 10 best PHP Instagram scripts and widgets available at CodeCanyon. Some will help you automate routine functions, others help you break through the barrier to downloading images and videos from Instagram, and others still help you do a range of tasks like creating e-postcards from Instagram photos.
Automation tools can save an enormous amount of time, and Nextpost Instagram is just such a time-saver.
First, it allows you to manage your Instagram account or multiple accounts from a single panel, and secondly you can use it to schedule posts into the future. Nextpost is easy to install and has a mobile responsive design.
VTGram is another time-saving tool that carries more features than Nextpost. With VTGram, users can auto-post photos, stories and videos on their Instagram account using the schedule feature. You can also use hashtags, locations and/or usernames to find posts you’re interested in and auto-like or leave an auto-comment on those posts with one click.
VTGram also allows you to auto-follow users based on a hashtag they use, their location, or their username. You can auto follow back users who have just followed you and can send them a pre-determined direct message. Finally, the tool will auto unfollow users automatically based on specified criteria.
User Gasmania says of VTGram:
“Great product in every sense! The creator is always in contact and ready to help. This tool is the best in the market.”
3. Gram Post
Like the other two tools featured in this section, Gram Post allows users to manage one or multiple Instagram accounts by auto-posting photos, videos and stories to multiple profiles. It has the additional advantage, however, of providing reports on the success or failure of each post.
User SiriusDM says of GramPost:
“This is an awesome script and works exactly how it is supposed to. Great work!”
If you use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you find it time-consuming juggling all three, then Warbler may be the best automation tool for you. Warbler helps you organise your social media accounts.
First, it saves time by helping you select specific times you want to post, so you never have to think about the best time again, and your audience knows when to expect a post from you.
Next, it allows you to post on multiple channels and to track when your content will be sent out. Best of all, it helps you manage unlimited clients with multiple social media accounts from a single dashboard.
Even with permission from the copyright holder, downloading images from Instagram is neither easy nor simple—that is until Instagram Downloader Script arrived on the scene.
With one click, this simple, lightweight script allows you to download photos and videos to your hard drive for use in an online exhibition, a feature on a website, or for whatever other purposes you’ve gained permission to use the image.
User EnthusiastEdge says:
“Love this script! Super simple and to the point. Very easy to add your own style too. Highly recommend to anyone who just needs a straight forward Instagram downloader.”
If you need to download several photos or videos from Instagram, the Instagram Multiple Photo and Video Downloader is a great choice as it lets you download multiple images and videos with a single click.
All you need to do is paste the targeted Instagram post links into the downloader, hit the download button, and the downloader will add your images to a ZIP file. This is a great way to back up all the images and videos in your Instagram account.
Instagram Video/Image Downloader with Ajax is another downloader that supports single and multiple image and video downloads from a single Instagram post via post URLs.
The tool uses the Bootstrap Framework and comes with excellent documentation.
Instagram is all about images, and what better way to share your love of the world’s greatest image gallery than to turn the images you most love into email postcards and share them with friends?
Instapostcards allows you to select any Instagram user or a hashtag you fancy, view and select a photo you like, compose a message to go with it, and send it to a person of your choosing via email. The tool doesn’t require any external API to connect to Instagram but uses the Minibots PHP class, which is included in the package.
Most people know about using Facebook or Google+ to log into various accounts, but now by adding Instagram Connect and API Integration script to your website, Instagram users can also log in with their Instagram accounts.
The script also allows users to display their Instagram stats, including their followers list and the photos and videos they've posted.
Instagram allows only one link from your Instagram account, which can be very frustrating if you want to take advantage of a large following to promote different services you offer or if you want to share content on several sites.
BioLink provides a workaround to this problem. Users register and create an account on BioLink’s dedicated website, where they can add as many links to relevant sites as they want to. They can then add their custom profile URL from this site to their Instagram bio, guaranteeing that when a visitor clicks on the link, they will then be guided to the webpage containing multiple links.
User d3rd4 says of BioLink:
“I am very happy with this product and support. Fabian is an honest and helpful developer. BioLink has good design and it is open to upgrade.”
These 10 best PHP Instagram scripts and widgets just scratch the surface of products available at Envato Market, so if none of them fit your needs, there are plenty of other great options you may prefer.
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