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How to use the Instagram Feed widget

blog.jpgInstagram is a mobile photo-sharing service that allows its users to take a picture, apply a digital filter to it and share it on a variety of social networking services, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram itself.

If you don't already have Instagram on your android mobile or iPhone, you can get it from the App Store or Google play.

You use the 'Instagram Feed' widget to display the latest photos from your Instagram feed on your Create website as a slideshow or a gallery!

Instagram-slideshow.jpg              Instagram-gallery.jpg
Example Instagram Slideshow                                                Example Instagram Gallery



Setup is quick and easy. Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Create account.
  2. Click "Content" from the Top Menu.
  3. Click "Widgets" from the left-hand menu.
  4. Click "Add New Widget".
  5. Click "Add Widget" next to the 'Instagram Feed' widget.
  6. A new window will appear to prompt you to log in to your Instagram account. If you are already logged in on your browser, you will be logged in automatically.
  7. Now you need to choose your layout. Select either "Slideshow" or "Gallery" and customise using the options. (If choosing 'slideshow', note that 'Slideshow Timer' refers to whether the slideshow advances to the next image automatically or not.)
  8. Click "Save Changes".

    Now you can add your Instagram Feed slideshow or gallery to one of your pages by following the below instructions.
  1. Log into your Create account

  2. Click Content on the top menu

  3. Click Edit This Page (the pencil icon) next to the page you would like to edit

  4. Click the Add Block button in the bottom left-hand corner

  5. From the drop-down menu, select Custom

6. You can then drag and drop the Custom Element content block onto the desired place on the page.

Once the Custom Element block has been added to the page, you can click the + icon and use the drop-down menu to select what content you would like to add to the page.

 

 

You’ll see you can select content including Widgets, HTML Fragments and Custom Forms, as well as combinations of other blocks such as Buttons, Headers, Images, Videos, Maps and Text.

A placeholder icon will be added to the page and if you click the Settings icon, you can specify exactly which widget or HTML fragment for example, that you would like to use. Click Done and then save your changes.

 
Please note that Instagram videos will not currently play on the Instagram feed widget.