Instagram Integration Widget is a customizable extension. You can integrate one of the biggest images sharing social media on your website. Set the manner how the photos from it should be displayed. Adjust the photo representation with easy settings:
Make them be displayed by user ID and a certain user’s photos will appear. “By hashtag” will assort the images according to a hashtag you may set. “By product hashtag” permits you to show only the items on their pages according to their Instagram hashtags pointed out on product pages.
This extension supports various ways of where to post the feed from Instagram. The photos chosen may be shown on one specific page or on a number of them - indicate the possibility that suits you most. Moreover, you may attach the block to any place of a website page you want.
If you have too many photos or just want not more than a specific number of images to be displayed, you can set it in the widget options. Indicate the limit of the photos and thus regulate the number of them appearing on the pages.
If you like, you can set specific width and height of the thumbnails shown on your website. This option lets you not to overload the customer’s attention by too many images on a page. The measurements are set in pixels.
When a customer clicks on an image in the widget on the frontend, he gets readdressed to the correspondent Instagram page. In such a manner you can drive users to the account of your store, showing them even more photos of your products or interesting events.
If cache remains unflushed for a long time, the whole system starts to work slower. In order not to allow this, Instagram Integration Widget has a specific option. You can set the desired lifetime of the cached images and, when the time expires, they will be deleted. There will be no headache with too much cache from this extension on your server, if set suitable lifetime.
All the settings in Instagram Integration Widget have their function and cover all the most important details. No useless and bulky configurations. It helps store owners to adjust everything properly and not get confused with the number of options.
Commonly there are little ways to establish dialogue with
users in a web store and show that your company is people in
the first place. Usual contact forms are made for purchase and
support questions only and don’t get you closer to your clients.
Instagram Integration Widget now gives you a possibility to share
all the major events or product photos with your audience.
When users see they communicate with real people having a life instead of faceless bots, you will gain more trust. Later it will grant you higher sales as those, who have purchased a thing or two in your store will likely return to you again and recommend your store to their friends. Consumer loyalty is the thing you can’t buy, but you can gain.
To find the main settings of Instagram Integration Widget, go to System > Configuration > Neklo Tab > Instagram Integration Widget. Here you will find a tab for Instagram API settings, where you can connect your Instagram Account with your Magento Admin Account. You can also set here Cache Lifetime and thus indicate for how long your posts will remain cached.
Choose a page or a number of them most suitable for your Instagram photos. Let your users see what you want to show them - clients already using your products, upcoming items, or just events from your company life. Set the Block Reference, like Page Footer or Right Column for the widget to be shown at and indicate Widget Instance Title for the extension.
All the frontend display options can be set at CMS > Widget > Name of your widget if you have already installed it. If no, just click on the Add New Widget Instance button and you will get on the Widget Settings Page. Just choose the Frontend Properties tab and adjust the widget the way you want.
In the tab Widget Options that is next to Frontend Properties you can set one of three possible ways to show your Instagram images: all posts of a particular user, posts by a hashtag, and by a product hashtag. If you have a corporate account or just want all of your photos to be displayed - just set All Posts.
At the same time you can post only those images that are united by one specified hashtag - in this case set the By Hashtag mode and point out this hashtag. Remember, that you should input it without the # symbol.
The last mode here is By Product Hashtag. By that the widget will display images with the product hashtag you have set in the product information. Now, if everything has been set, on the pages of specific products you will see posts only with this product. Remember, that in your Instagram account these correspondent hashtags must also be attached to the photos you want.
Further in this tab you will see other widget options. In the line “Title” you can enter the name for the image block, for example, “Our Photos”. This Title will appear on the frontend. Following this graph you will see the Description field. Here you can leave a little description of the widget displayed.
The last configurations here are “Thumbnail Width” and “Thumbnail Height”. They regulate the size of every posted in your store thumbnail. Set the suitable size in pixels and see the changes on frontend.
Then you will see the options touching upon the images characteristics. The Limit configuration is responsible for the possible number of shown images. You can allow up to 20 photos to be displayed at the same time. Consider the number of your images and think over the most suitable limit.
Right after you have set all the configurations you wanted, please flush your cache for better work of the extension. After that Instagram Integration Widget will be ready to use. Let you customer enjoy various photos of your store right from the website. Moreover, when users click on the images, they will be redirected to the attached Instagram account. An easy way to get close to your customers.
Take notice! Before starting the installation process, please turn off code compilation. If left enabled, it may make your website inaccessible during installation. It is located in System > Tools > Compilation.
The first thing you should do is to unpack the .zip archive you have downloaded. Then upload all the extracted files from it to the Magento 1 root folder. The next thing you should do is to flush the cache. For that proceed to System > Cache Management. There you will be able to perform this.
After you install the extension, please return to System > Tools > Compilation and turn Code Compilation on. Then you have to log out from the Magento Admin Panel and log in again in order to reload Account Control Level rules.
Notice that this extension works only if you allow pop ups in your browser. Otherwise the widget may not work properly. Another thing to pay attention to is the necessity to have a Business Account in Instagram.
Before starting to use Instagram Integration Widget, you should connect it to the Instagram account. For that, log in your Instagram account and follow https://www.instagram.com/developer/
Then in your profile open the Manage Clients tab. In the opened window click on “Register a New Client”. In such a manner you will appear on the page called Register new Client ID. In order to use the widget properly, please insert all the valid information in there. Then click on the “Register” button. Now new client has been added and you can freely set block with photos from Instagram in your store.
After you have registered the widget in your Instagram account, you should deal with the API settings. To do so, you have to open your Instagram Developer Account and Magento Admin Panel in the same browser. Then the process of setting up begins.
The first thing you should do in the backend is going to System > Configuration > NEKLO Tab > Instagram Widget. At the same time you should open Security Tab in your Instagram Developer Account. In Magento Admin Panel find the link below the Connect button in API Settings and copy it. Then paste it into Valid Redirect URLs in Instagram Account. Click on the button Update Client in the same place to save the changes.
Then go to the created client in your Instagram Account and copy there Client ID and Client Secret. This information will be needed for your Magento Admin Panel. Paste it in the relevant graphs in Magento API Settings. Now press the Connect button.
After the page will be refreshed, you will see the Connected to Instagram status. It means that now your Instagram Developer Account is connected to Magento. The last step is setting Cache Lifetime. This option regulates how long will the cached Instagram images remain on your website.
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