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Social Roll

I was recently working on a client’s WordPress website, and they needed a way to display  their Instagram pictures.  I was thinking, “This is going to be an easy task.  WordPress has tons of Instagram integration plugins.”  Upon doing  thorough research, I found that the majority of Instagram plugins were just outright plain and boring!  They either displayed your photos in a basic 4 column grid on a page or forced you ruin your website experience by viewing your photos on an external website.   I was thinking, “There has to be a sexier way to display the  Instagram photos on WordPress without breaking the user experience.”

Just when I was on the brink of waving the white flag, I luckily stumbled across an awesome plugin called Social Roll, which was built by SWS Templates.  This plugin features some awesome transitions and animation effects while boasting a sexy user interface, adding additional eye candy to the already beautiful images.


Installation and setup was a breeze and it took less than 5 minutes to get up and running.  The plugin can also pull in media from any Instagram username and has the ability to designate the exact number of images to display which was a unique feature that other Instagram plugins missed.


The cool thing about this plugin is that you can take a picture with Instagram, displaying  your masterpiece instantly with a simple page refresh.  Pretty neat!

I almost forgot to mention that it looks stunning on mobile devices.


This plugin is filled with sexiness, and I will give it a perfect 5/5.

Check out their commercial.

Check out the product demo site.

I would like to hear your experience with Social Roll.