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Big Changes from Instagram, Widget Update Required

Hello All,

Instagram has made several changes with their developer's API, which affects the functionality of our Instagram Feed widget.

Unfortunately, several restrictions have been put into place, effective June 1st. These changes impact apps and widgets made by third parties. Our Instagram Feed widget falls into this third party category, as does all products made by anyone other than Instagram. These restrictions impact our widget in the following ways:

  • Number of posts: Image feeds are limited to a maximum of 20
  • Use of hashtags: Feeds can no longer be generated by hashtag
  • Access Token requirement: In order to display a feed, an access token and User ID are required. These codes are specific to a user's Instagram account, meaning only feeds to which users have an associated Access Token and User ID may be created. Example: our previous widgets used Adobe's Instagram feed as the default sample feed. The Adobe feed can no longer be used as a default because we are not associated with the account or Access Token.

 

Our Widget is now updated to v1.4 to incorporate the mandatory changes.

Important: Any version of the Instagram Feed widget prior to v1.4 will NOT function due to the API changes introduced by Instagram.

If you have an existing site using the widget, it is necessary to replace the widget to maintain a feed. Please follow these simple steps to update your widget:

1. Download the updated v1.4 widget here: http://www.muse-themes.com/products/instagram-feed

2. Note the settings in your existing widget, and transfer those settings to the new v1.4 widget. Note that some previous features may not be available

3. Generate an Access Token here: http://instagram.pixelunion.net

 

 

4. Finally, enter your Access Token and User ID into the Instagram Feed v1.4 widget. The User ID is simply the first section of the Access Token before the first period. This can be 8-9 digits.

 

We're very disappointed to bear the news of these restrictions. We definitely prefer to boost the features in our widgets, rather than take away. These changes are unfortunately beyond anything that we are able to control. We will be closely monitoring this situation in the future, and will update if and when any additional functionality is available to us.  

 

Brandon Wallace
Brandon Wallace / Boise, ID

Brandon Wallace, esteemed Widget Master, started with MuseThemes in 2014. He manages all of our widgets – new and old – all while maintaining an unflinching commitment to food, music, and craft beer.

Comments

Hannah Twigg
Hannah Twigg

Thanks for the update!!

Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll

Hi guys, just a heads up the User ID can be greater than 8 digits, I just updated a client site and it required all characters before the period(10 in this case) before the widget worked.

Thanks

Jesse
Jesse

Another heads up…the icons are not coming through for the lightbox, likes, comments, or instagram icon on bottom right.

There should be an option to remove these icons anyways. I prefer not to have them and I am not allowed to make them 0 pixels or clear.

Regardless of these kinks…Thank you for updating this so quickly!

Brett
Brett

Just to reiterate Patrick, my user ID was also all digits prior to the period, in my case the first 9 numbers.

Agree, thanks for updating so quickly!

Brandon from MuseThemes
Brandon from MuseThemes

Thanks for the feedback Re: 8 or 9 digits for the User ID. The article has been updated. Cheers!

allen
allen

Having trouble getting this to work any suggestions?

Allen
Allen

I keep getting the loading gallery… I have tried 8 9 and 10 digits even fewer but no luck any advice

Robert Parnass
Robert Parnass

Can’t get this to work added Access token and user ID as directed still won’t load

nico
nico

Thanks guys for setting up the fix so quickly. Only feature missing is the hashtag and it is truly needed. Any guess of a possible future date that it will be available? We truly need this feature. Thanks for the great work.

martina lotter
martina lotter

thanks so much, my client actually alerted me that the Instagram feed is not working

Theresa Zaro
Theresa Zaro

Any way to display the caption, comments, likes count alongside the image?

PS. anybody who is still having troubles, are you sure you’re viewing it in Preview mode? In Design mode it doesn’t load the images.

Tanya
Tanya

The latest widget version 1.5 doesn’t work, imaged are not loading. Any idea when it will be working?

Thomas
Thomas

Hi. Any idea how to get an access token for instagram feeder?
http://instagram.pixelunion.net is Hacked, so I´m hoping for anther site to solve the problem.

Ryan
Ryan

This widget is making my page really long and is displaying the images over and over:

http://josephhairsalon.com/gallery.html

Any ideas?

osita onyebalu
osita onyebalu

on the highest version, on widget, muse etc, not working even with token generated access, i still get indefinite loading gallery state

sinem aral koc
sinem aral koc

in turkey there is not muse 2017 why?

Joseph Notovitz
Joseph Notovitz

Is there any way to configure the feed to one column?

Stephen Drager
Stephen Drager

tried both ways recommended with no luck and a very impatient client… suggestions?

Ruth
Ruth

I constantly get the gallery loading image. Is there any way to solve this?

Amy Eddy
Amy Eddy

I too am getting the ‘gallery loading image’. Has this not been resolved yet?

Alicia
Alicia

Have you resolved the “Gallery Loading…” issue yet? This has been happening on my client’s site for the last few days :(

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