Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget.


Building customer loyalty involves getting shoppers to engage with your brand. There's no better way to do that than by using one of the most popular social media platforms out there: Instagram. With the WeltPixel Instagram Feed Widget for Magento 2, you can easily connect Magento to your Instagram account and display a widget showcasing your beautiful photos directly on the Home Page, other CMS Pages or any other part of the store using Magento's widget functionality!

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What is the Instagram Feed Widget for Magento 2?

Social network influence has become incredibly big nowadays and has spread all over, including sales. Being one of the most popular social networking services ever, Instagram is what you need to have on your store to take the relationship with your customers to a new level.

If you are using Magento 2 for your Ecommerce site, and you want to add new products just by taking a photo of them and uploading those photos to Instagram, this extension fits you perfectly.

This Extension provides the possibility to display an Instagram image feed on Category Pages, Homepages, Product Pages or other CMS pages.

With our Instagram Feed Widget for Magento 2, you can easily integrate this service into your store to get closer to your customers.

This widget comes with an extended list of options compared to other widgets: you can select the background color of widget container in order to fit your page from the Magento admin. You can also select the number of pictures you want to display per row and the maximum number of displayed pictures. Pictures can be sorted and ordered by a lot of criteria like most recent, most liked, most commented and so on. Picture resolution is available in 3 formats: Thumbnail, Low resolution and Standard Resolution. Pictures can be displayed by user. The multitude of options will allow you to customise the widget and its content to fit your business needs.

Highlights of the Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget extension.

Features Galore!

Who knew it could be so easy to display your awesome Instagram Feed on your Magento 2 store? Give the website that personal touch with an awesome widget showing your best photos! Display your images on one or multiple rows simply by inputting your Instagram App's Token. Find out how to set it up here: How to connect your feed with your store.

Features of the Extension.

  • Display Instagram feed - Showcase a feed of images from your Instagram user account to place your brand's image in the spotlight.
  • New: Pull videos from Instagram - You can now include videos from your Instagram Account in your Instagram Feed Widget.
  • New: Auto-regenerate Instagram Tokens - Add multiple Instagram Tokens that can each regenerate automatically when they expire.
  • Multiple User Feed display - Display Instagram Feeds from multiple user accounts on the same page.
  • Select number of images - Possibility to select the maximum number of the images you want to add.
  • NEW: Display Image Caption on hover - You can now choose to display the image caption upon hovering on images from the Instagram Feed.
  • Add title - Option to add a custom title to the Instagram Widget Container.
  • Add description - Option to add a custom description to the Instagram Widget Container.
  • Container Background color - Option to choose a custom color for the Instagram Widget Container.
  • Images per row - Possibility to change the images per Row from 2 - 6.
  • Alt Text - Add Alt Text to images in the feed for SEO purposes. Original Instagram Alt Tags can be used, or a custom value can be set.
  • Lazy Loading - Load images from the Instagram Feed via Lazy Loading for better performance (requires the Lazy Load Products and Images extension).

How to generate an Instagram Access Token.

Here's what you'll be needing:

  1. A Facebook Developer account. If you don't already have an account, click Get Started after logging in with your regular Facebook account to create one.
  2. An Instagram account from where you'd like to pull images using the widget.

Step 1: Creating a Facebook App.

  • Log in to your Facebook Developer account and head to My Apps.
  • Hit Create App and select the Consumer App Type.
  • Choose a name for your app.
  • Complete the rest of the configuration with your details and save the app.
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Facebook App Create
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Facebook Add Platform
  • You should now be taken to the App Dashboard. Navigate to Settings > Basic and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Add Platform.
  • Choose Website and add the URL of your website. It's important you add the whole URL, including the slash at the end if it exists.
  • Save the app and move on to the next step.

Step 2: Setting up the Instagram Basic Display API.

  • Using the sidebar on the left, choose Products and find Instagram Basic Display and click Set Up.
  • Click Create New App and add a Display Name for the app.
  • Add your website's URL to the OAuth, Deauthorize Callback and Data Deletion Request Callback URL fields.
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Basic Display
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Add Testers

Step 3: Authorize your Instagram Account as an App Tester.

  • Click Add or Remove Instagram Testers.
  • Under the Instagram Testers section, hit Add Instagram Testers and add your Instagram account's username to send the invite.
  • Open a new browser window and log in to your Instagram account.
  • Click the profile icon and head to Settings.
  • Choose Apps and Websites and accept the invitation to your app under the Tester Invites tab.

Step 4: Generate a long-lived Access Token.

  • Head back into the Facebook Developer Dashboard. In the sidebar on the left, choose Instagram Basic Display under Products.
  • From the dropdown, choose Basic Display and scroll down to User Token Generator.
  • You should have your Instagram Account under the Instagram Test Users section. Hit Generate Token.
  • This will prompt you to allow the Instagram App to access your basic information. After authorizing, a popup will appear which will display your Token.
  • Copy your token and store it someplace safe. Hit Done and then Save Changes.
  • Done! We should now have everything we need to set up the Instagram Widget. Move on to the Widget Configuration steps below.
  • Important note! - Instagram Access Tokens last for 60 days. After the token expires, you'll need to generate a new one and update the widget configuration with it.

Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Generate Token
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Widget Demo

How to configure the extension.

Step 1.

  • Head to Content > Pages or Content > Blocks. From here, the steps are the same for Pages or for Blocks. Edit the page or block content.

Step 2.

  • Click on the Insert Widget button, select the WeltPixel Instagram Widget and configure the Widget Options.

Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Insert Widget
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Options


  • The Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget is a simple way to add Instagram photos to your site. Setting up the widget is quite easy.

    • Instagram Api Type - Starting with version 1.10.9 of the extension, the Javascript Fetching method is deprecated. You'll need to use the Basic API option.
    • Title - Insert a title for the widget.
    • Description - Insert a short description.
    • Container Background Color - Select the color that you want to use as a background for the widget.
    • Open Images in New Tab - Choose whether or not to open the image in a new tab when clicked on.
    • Images Per Row - Select from 2-6 images that you want to have on an single row.
  • Images Should Have Padding - Choose whether or not to insert padding between the images.
  • Add ALT text for image - Choose whether or not to generate Alt text for images in the feed. You can use Alt Tags as they come from Instagram, or add a custom value applied to all images.
  • Display Image Caption - Enables displaying captions for each post as overlay on hover.
  • Optimize Image Layout - This option will take your Instagram pictures that have random ratios and find the best match to showcase them in your web page while keeping the same picture ratio and not adding any white spaces. For this option to work, you'll need to set the resolution of your images below to Original Image Size.
  • Enable Lazy Image Load - Choose whether or not to load images in the feed via Lazy Loading (requires the Lazy Load Products and Images extension).
  • Show Videos - Choose whether or not to load videos from your Instagram Feed into the widget. This feature is optimized for Desktop.
  • Number of Images - Select the number of images you'd like to have pulled from Instagram and displayed.
  • Use Auto Refreshed Token - Set this option to Yes to use a token that regenerates automatically when it expires.
  • Token (if setting above is set to No) - Insert Instagram token that does not auto refresh. This token expires and needs to be changed manually in the widget after expiration.
  • Token Name (if setting above is set to Yes) - Choose an auto regenerating token from the list. Add your tokens in WeltPixel -> Instagram Widgets Settings.
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Options 2
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Storing Token

Storing multiple Instagram Tokens

To store multiple Tokens from Instagram, head into Admin -> WeltPixel -> Instagram Widget -> Instagram Widget Settings and hit the Add Token button.

Input the following:

  • Token Name - Label your token so you can know specifically which Instagram account it's from.
  • Token Value - Add the Instagram Token here.
Tech Specifications
CompatibilityMagento Open Source, Magento Commerce, Magento Commerce Cloud B2B
Magento version2.3.x, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6
Update frequencyMonthly or each time a new Magento version is released
Support period12 Months Included Support, with options to extend
Refund period30 days, for any reason
UpdatedJan 9, 2024
Latest version1.11.21
Code100% Open Source Code
Bundle optionsFor best value buy it as part of the Pearl Theme or Stack Framework
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Instagram Widget Change Log.

What’s new in v.1.11.21 - January 9, 2024

  • Fixed an error that would be thrown in the WeltPixel -> Extensions Version admin section when a module's composer.json file was missing the version node.

What’s new in v.1.11.19 - October 19, 2023

  • Optimized the license verification process for increased Magento Admin performance, as well as to account for licensing server downtimes.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes result in an error being thrown when using older PHP versions, such as PHP 7.4.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.6-p3, 2.4.5-p5, and 2.4.4-p6 Security Patches.

What’s new in v.1.11.17 - June 28, 2023

  • Fixed an issue that would cause an incorrect table prefix to be added to the Instagram Widget's database tables if a prefix was defined in the Magento configuration.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the latest Magento Security Patch releases 2.4.6-p1, 2.4.5-p3 and 2.4.4-p4.
  • Fixed an error related to PHP 8.2 that would show when accessing the WeltPixel Debugger.
  • Added .localdev as a universally accepted licensing domain.

What’s new in v.1.11.15 - March 22, 2023

  • Fixed an error that would sometimes be thrown in the WeltPixel Debugger, depending on various server permissions.
  • Added compatibility with the latest Magento 2.4.6 and 2.4.5-p2 versions.

What’s new in v.1.11.11 - November 23, 2022

  • Confirmed compatibility with the latest Magento Security Patch releases 2.4.5-p1 and 2.4.4-p2.

What’s new in v.1.11.7 - September 1, 2022

  • Confirmed compatibility with the latest Magento 2.4.5 and 2.4.4-p1 versions.
  • Updated installation/upgrade scripts to use data patches.

What’s new in v.1.11.1 - April 25, 2022

  • Fixed an issue the caused certain parts of the extension settings to be accessible without a license key.
  • Fixed an incorrect licensing message on B2B Magento Enterprise instances which would display when an invalid license was entered.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the latest Magento 2.4.4 and 2.3.7-p3 versions as well as PHP 8.1.

What’s new in v.1.10.17 - October 22, 2021

  • Confirmed compatibility with the latest Magento 2.4.3-p1 and 2.3.7-p2 versions.

What’s new in v.1.10.15 - August 31, 2021

  • Code cleanup and optimizations.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.3, 2.4.2-p2 and 2.3.7-p1 versions.
  • Added .localhost as an accepted domain termination for the licensing process.

Version 1.10.11 - July 7, 2021

  • New Feature: Added auto-regeration for Instagram Tokens, as well as the possibility of storing multiple tokens.
  • New Feature: Added the possibility of pulling videos from the Instagram Feed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Image Limit option from counting images in the feed correctly.
  • Added improvments to the WeltPixel Developer Magento Admin section. Latest Cron Jobs now lists the last 100 executed Cron Jobs.

Version 1.10.9 - May 18, 2021

  • New Feature: The Instagram Widget is now configured via the Instagram Basic Display API. Javascript Fetching was deprecated due to tighter security policies from Instagram.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.3.7 and 2.4.2-p1 versions.

Version 1.10.7 - March 8, 2021

  • New Feature: Added the possibility of displaying the image caption when hovering over the Instagram Feed.
  • Fixed a CORS error that prevented the Instagram Feed from loading onto the page.

Version 1.10.5 - January 25, 2021

  • Added a powerful caching solution to the extension to assure active users on the website are not affected by Instagram restrictions.
  • Added additional backend versioning verifications.

Version 1.10.1 - October 22, 2020

  • Fixed a bug related to the Lazy Loading functionality whereby, if configured via Widget Options, the images would sometimes not load correctly.
  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.1 version.

Version 1.10.0 - August 10, 2020

  • Confirmed compatibility with the newly released Magento 2.4.0 version.

Version 1.9.8 - July 6, 2020

  • Whitelisted domain for Content Security Policies introduced in Magento 2.3.5.

Version 1.9.7 - May 7, 2020

  • New feature - Implemented Lazy Loading for Instagram Feed images (requires the Lazy Loading extension).
  • New feature - Implemented the ability to add Alt Text to images in the feed.
  • Added a fallback value for Alt value in case Instagram Widgets do not have an Alt tag.
  • Confirmed compatibility with Magento 2.3.5.
  • Implemented small Backend performance optimizations.
  • Added nxcli.net (Nexcess temporary URL) as a valid domain in the licensing process.
  • Added an option in the Developer section to allow for switching Magento's CSP between "report-only" and "restrict".

Version 1.9.6 - April 9, 2020

  • Fixed a Backend issue on Magento Commerce whereby the Category Schedule functionality was not working properly.

Version 1.9.5 - March 10, 2020

  • Added a new functionality which allows for using alt tags for Instagram images.
  • Added new translations.
  • Added backend Google reCaptcha compatibility for Magento 2.3.x

Version 1.9.4 - February 5, 2020

  • Code enhancements for increased security. Changed User Group info collection method.
  • Confirmed compatibility for Magento 2.3.4.

Version 1.9.2 - November 27, 2019

  • Functionality update. Due to a recent change in Instagram's API, the option to configure the extension with this API is no longer available. The extension now functions via Javascript Fetching, with the option to fetch images via a User Name or Tag Name.
  • Added Magento and PHP version in the WeltPixel Developer section.

Version 1.9.1 - October 16, 2019

  • Confirmed compatibility with the latst Magento 2.3.3 version.
  • Included the WeSupply Toolbox integration extension - Proactive Notifications Email & SMS, Returns & RMA, Store Locator, Delivery Date Estimate, Logistics Analytics, NPS & CSAT score. Get Free on-boarding and launch within 24 hours.

Version 1.9.0 - July 18, 2019

  • Confirmed compatibility with Magento 2.3.2.
  • Added HTTPS endpoint for licensing process.

Version 1.8.5 - June 7, 2019

  • Small performance improvements.

Version 1.8.4 - April 25, 2019

  • Added PHP version in the WeltPixel Developer Section.

Version 1.8.3 - April 3rd, 2019

  • Confirmed compatibility for Magento 2.3.1.

Version 1.8.2 - January 24, 2019

  • Deprecated Tag and Location types removed.
  • CSS adjustments for centered title.
  • Documentation improvements.
  • Helpcenter adjustment, removed zendesk iframe and added a simple link to our Support Center in order to avoid any potential conflicts with other admin js added by 3rd party extensions.
  • Fix for multiple rewritten ImageFactory classes, rewrite check validity, rewrite checks optimizations.

Version 1.8.0 - December 8, 2018

  • Compatibility adjustments for Magento 2.1.16/2.2.7/2.3.0.
  • PHP 7.2 compatibility added.
  • As Magento 2.3 comes with major core changes, we have provided a different set of files in order to achieve the best performance on each version.

Version 1.7.5 - October 24, 2018

  • Added detailed error messages for invalid licenses for an easier identification of the cause.
  • License improvements, added *.magento.cloud as a valid test domain for Enterprise Cloud environments. Now both ‘magentosite.cloud’ and ‘magneto.cloud’ can be used for testing purpose with the production domain license.

Version 1.7.4 - September 25, 2018

  • Admin menu styling to fit screen size 1366px.
  • Fix for production mode with merged JS - missing color pallet display now fixed.

Version 1.7.3 - August 23, 2018

  • License improvements, adding *.magento.cloud as a valid test domain.

Version 1.7.2 - August 2, 2018

  • Fixed admin random logout issue.
  • Licensing improvements, allowing 3 letter domain as valid domain.

Version 1.7.1 - July 12, 2018

  • Compatibility with Magento 2.2.5 both Open Source & Commerce Cloud B2B.
  • Added domain.test & [any_subdomain].domain.test to the list of valid urls for staging/development environments. Added domain validation with port number included for licensing purpose.
  • Added licensing compatibility with Magento B2B.

Version 1.7.0 - July 5, 2018

  • Added option to enable/disable WeltPixel admin notifications.
  • Show store and server related information under debugging tab: Magento Mode, Magento Edition, Server User, Magento Installation Path, Current server time, Latest cron jobs.
  • Added licensing, license key needs to be generated under weltpixel.com account for purchased product, based on domain name and added under your magento installation.

Version 1.6.4 - May 16, 2018

  • Compatibility with Magento 2.2.4, logger broken reference fix, changed to rewrite from plugin.

Version 1.6.1 - March 8, 2018

  • System log broken reference error fixes.

Version 1.6.0 - March 1st, 2018

  • Added optimized display layout for instagram pictures of various sizes, including image padding.
  • Added 'open in new tab' Instagram image option.

Version 1.5.8 - January 12, 2018

  • Added version control for installed WeltPixel modules, including latest version check.

Version 1.5.7 - December 14, 2017

  • Added Support Center functionality in Magento Admin.
  • Added Debugger functionality, checks for rewrites and points potential issues.

Version 1.5.3 - September 20, 2017

  • Checked compatibility with Magento 2.2 and PHP7.1 - all ok, updated composer.

What’s new in version 1.0.2 - May 16, 2017

  • Added translations files under /i18n/en_US.csv.

Version 1.0.1 - 12/10/2016

  • Composer dependency version changes

Version 1.0.0 - 16/09/2016

  • Initial release
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