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Instagram Sidebar Widget (Updated)(Phoebe)


Step-by-Step Directions

STEP 1: Get your Instagram User ID and Token

  • 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, inside the Widgets folder, you will find a file called Instagram Widget.txt.is1.png

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.

*Your code text may look a little different. You will still need to change the userId and accessToken. You can also change the "limit" which sets the number of images displayed. Even numbers look best.


3. On the Blogger Layout page, click the Add a Gadget link to add a new gadget. is2.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',insta1.jpg

9. Replace 5560725922 with your USER ID. Leave quote marks intact.

10. Next, find the code: accessToken: '5560725922.1677ed0.5d8606cf9d054183be1b090547a41dd2',insta2.jpg

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

12. To change the number of images displayed, find the code: limit:4,insta3.jpg

13. Change the number 4 to another number. Even numbers look best.

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


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