Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget.


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About 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.

Features of the Extension.

  • Insanely 1 min easy setup compared with other Instagram/Facebook integrations. Only add your instagram User, no other authorization hassle.
  • Display Instagram feed - Showcase a feed of images from your Instagram user account to place your brand's image in the spotlight.
  • 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 Title.
  • Add description - Option to add a Description.
  • Images per row - Possibility to change the images per Row from 2 - 6.
  • Set order - Option of sorting the images in a set order.
  • 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).
  • Image size - You can change the resolution of the Instagram images (thumbnail/low resolution/standard resolution).
  • Powerful Caching - Images are cached to prevent active users from being blocked in case of restrictions from Instagram.


  • Step 1:
    Before installing please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento versions 2.0.X. - 2.4.2. It is recommended to install the extension first on a testing server before you install it on a live (production) server.
  • Step 2:
    Copy the extension files to below paths of your magento 2 instance. If ‘app/code/WeltPixel’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
  • Step 3:
    Copy the installation GUI folder 'weltpixel-extension-installation' in the root of your Magento installation. In some Magento configurations the public root folder may be under 'pub' directory.
  • Step 4:
    In your browser go to www.yourmagentostore.com/weltpixel-extension-installation/ and simply follow the installation steps from the graphical interface, presented in your browser. See the installation video: 1 Minute Module Installation via browser GUI.
  • Step 5:
    Wooohooo! The extension is now installed on your Magento store! Congrats!


If you experienced any issues or limitations with this quick GUI installation, see also SSH Installation below. SSH installation does the same thing but you are required to issue the commands step by step via CLI. Some servers may have high security configurations and may limit the functionality of this GUI Installer.

How to Install via SSH.

  • Step 1:
    Before installing the Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget on your store, please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento versions 2.0.X. - 2.4.2. It is recommended to install the extension first on a testing server before you install it on a live (production) server.
  • Step 2:
    Copy the extension files to the paths of your Magento 2 instance listed below. If the ‘app/code/WeltPixel’ folder is missing, please create it manually:
  • Step 3:
    Access the root of your Magento 2 project from the command line and run the following commands:
    php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_Backend --clear-static-content
    php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_InstagramWidget --clear-static-content
    php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  • Step 4:
    Flush any cache that you might still have enabled on your server or in Magento.
  • Step 5:
    Woohoo, the extension is installed!

How to Upgrade the extension.

  • Step 1. Remove extension code under app/code/WeltPixel/InstagramWidget before adding the new extension files. The extension may be refactored and old unused files may cause random issues so it's best to only keep the latest version of the files.
  • Step 2. Follow normal installation instructions above.
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Demo

How to Add an Instagram Feed to Your Magento Store?

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 Extension configuration insert widget screen
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Options

How to Set Up Your Instagram Feed Widget in Magento?


  • 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 1.9.2 of the extension, the Instagram API is deprecated. If you're setting up the extension for the fist time, please select the Javascript Fetching 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.
    • Display Image Caption - Enables displaying captions for each post as overlay on hover.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Content Cache Time - The time (in minutes) that Instagram images are cached in the user's browser. The default value is 60 minutes. This setting is useful for avoiding Instagram restrictions in the case of active users on the website.
    • Limit - Set the maximum number of images to be added.
  • Resolution - Size of the images displayed. The available options are:
    • 150x150.
    • 240x240.
    • 320x320.
    • 480x480.
    • 640x640.
    • Original Image Size. Works in conjunction with the Optimize Image Layout option.
  • Feed Type - You can choose between User and Tag.
  • User Name - User Name of the user whose images you want to use.
  • Tag Name - Images tagged with the tag you set here will be displayed on your feed.
Magento 2 Instagram Feed Widget Extension Options 2
Tech Specifications
CompatibilityMagento Open Source, Magento Commerce, Magento Commerce Cloud B2B
Magento version2.3.x, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2
Updates costFree lifetime updates
Update frequencyMonthly or each time a new Magento version is released
Support period1 Month Free Support, with options to extend
Refund period30 days, for any reason
UpdatedMarch 8, 2021
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.

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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