The Instagram Plugin syncs your Instagram account to your app. It also allows you to sync in a hashtag feed instead. Use it to display photos in a pleasing and organized manner and feel free to control the sizing of the images to your liking.
Pro Tip 1:
If you have an active Instagram account, this is a great way to get followers and likes on your photos. Simply send out a notification every time you upload a new photo and you’ll have another stream of people coming into your account to like and comment on it.
Pro Tip 2:
Use the hashtag feed option if your organization has its own hashtag. This is useful during marketing campaigns and if you’re running contests that require a photo include your hashtag.
Hi there! And welcome to our Instagram Plugin video.
If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to watch our 2-Minute Overview video first before moving onto any other help videos, including this one.
Now, onto the Instagram Plugin.
- The Instagram Plugin Syncs a user’s Instagram feed into the app.
Creating an Instagram Plugin
To add a Instagram plugin to your app, go to Plugins and Add Plugin. Find the Instagram Plugin, click add, then name it. You’ll see two sections here, Content and Settings.
All you need to do now is to input your Instagram username here. If you’d like to showcase a hashtag instead, input that hashtag without the pound sign. Don’t forget to click Validate.
Please make sure that your account is on public and not private.
Settings is where you can control the sizing of the Instagram photos. They can be small, medium, large, and extra large.
To get your Instagram Access Token, please register it here.
Adding the Instagram Plugin to Your App
Now the plugin has been created and exists, but is not yet accessible to users. You will need to add it to the app on the Home Plugin, in a Folder Plugin, and/or to the Side Menu. To add it to the Home Plugin, go to Home Plugin, scroll down and click “Add Plugin Instance”. Now select the Instagram Plugin you created. To add it to a Folder Plugin, navigate to the Folder Plugin and click on “Add Plugin Instance”. To add it to the Side Menu, go to Plugins then Side Menu and click on “Add Plugin Instance”.
Your Instagram Plugin is now accessible within your app. Don’t forget to click Publish to push out your changes. If you haven’t upgraded, please upgrade so that you can publish your changes. Thank you so much for watching. Be sure to check out our other Help Videos and we’ll see you next time!