Flo Instagram Plugin

The FloInstagram plugin is a very simple tool to set up and use within your site. Because it’s such a popular feature, there are multiple areas it can be applied in.

We have broken down this article into sections where go over every feature available and the settings included.

Flo-Instagram Plugin and Obtaining Access Token

Before you can obtain the Instagram Access Token, be sure that you have installed our Flo Instagram Plugin and Logged into your Instagram Account.

Now go to Flo Instagram tab and click on GET ACCESS TOKEN

Copy and Paste the User ID and Access Token from the pop-up window into the designated fields.

The Access Token will look something like this:

Final Step – set the Cache Time to 60 minutes (recommended)

Instagram cache

Instagram cache time is basically setting how often you want your website to communicate with Instagram and check for updates.

Normally we recommend to set the cache time to a default of 60 minutes.

If updated your Instagram and what to display these updates sooner than 60 minutes, you can manually clear your website cache and images will be updated.

Instagram Feed on selected Pages

For those who want to disable / enable Instagram Feed for certain Pages you will need to enable Custom Footers for these pages and make adjustments accordingly.

Please note, this is not available on all For further information please check out our full article on Custom Footers here.

Instagram Widget

To create one or more Instagram photo feeds, you can use the Flo Instagram widget. This will allow you to add Instagram feeds to any widget area on your site.

To add an Instagram widget go to Appearance – Widgets. From the left hand side, drag and drop the Flo Instagram Widget block into the designated widget area.

NOTE! If you are updating from version 1.0, then you may need to review the widget options and save the settings again.

The following settings are available:

Title – Title of Widget Area
Below Title Label – Sub Title for Widget
Number of Images – Number of images to be displayed
Number of Columns – how many columns you’d like to be displayed
Picture Size – The size that is served for the images. If using smaller number of images increase the size for better image quality.
Link to Full Image – When enabled clicking any image directs the user to your Instagram feed.
Username – add your Instagram Username, which is also clickable to go to your feed.
Image Padding Options – Add padding to your images.

Instagram API updates

On June 1st 2016 Instagram has changed their API rules, therefore the plugin has received some updates. Now if you want to display several feeds belonging to different users, it is necessary to provide the User ID and the Access Token for each user. For this, it is necessary to use at least version 1.2. If you are using an older version, you don’t have these options.

In version 1.2 there are new fields for widgets and shortcodes to add the User Id and Access Token. This allows each widget or shortcode to show feeds belonging to different users if necessary.

Below you can see the screen shots of the new fields: