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Instagram Footer Widget (Adelle)


*To display square images in the widget, upload square images to Instagram. (Instagram has stopped serving square cropped images via their API.) 

Step-by-Step Directions

STEP 1: Get your Instagram User ID and Token 

NOTE: If you already grabbed these for your sidebar widget, use the same #s.

  • Go to This Website and click on Generate Access Token button. 
  • Sign in to Instagram as normal, and give the site the access to generate your Access Token, (Don't worry it is a safe method!).
  • The code generated will look something like this: '1720536514.1677ed0.7de82de9a39e4d898da1d9891b3810c1'
  • Your USER ID is the first set of numbers before the first period (.). i.e. 1720536514
  • Your ACCESS TOKEN is the whole string: 1720536514.1677ed0.7de82de9a39e4d898da1d9891b3810c1

STEP 2: Setup the Widget

1. In your original theme download folder, you will find a file called Instagram Footer Widget.txt.anaise1.jpganaise3.jpg

2. Open the file using a plain text editor program like Note Pad or Text EditDO NOT use a word processing program like Microsoft Word.


3. On the Blogger Layout page, find the Footer and Instagram Social widget area click the Add a Gadget link to add a new gadget. if3.png

4. Add an HTML/JavaScript widget.fb4.png

5. The Configure HTML/JavaScript box will open.

6. Give your widget a Title.

7. Copy and paste all the code from the Instagram Widget.txt file into the Content field.

8. At the top of the script, find the code: userId: '5560725922',insta5.jpg

9. Replace 5560725922 with your USER ID. Leave quotes intact.

10. Next, find the code: accessToken: '5560725922.1677ed0.5d8606cf9d054183be1b090547a41dd2',insta6.jpg

11. Replace 5560725922.1677ed0.5d8606cf9d054183be1b090547a41dd2 with your ACCESS TOKEN. Leave the quotes intact.

12. Click the orange Save button to save your widget settings.


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