Step 1 of working with a widget – Setting the feed’s source on Content tab

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Getting started with Instagram Feed – Step 1

The very first thing to do when configuring an Instagram feed for your website with our app is to set the source on Content tab of your widget’s settings:

Our widget uses several types of sources – public Instagram usernames, hashtags, Instagram post URLs and locations.

All you need to do to add a hashtag, username or URL as a source is paste it to Instagram Sources field. Adding a location as the source is a bit more difficult, but we have step-by-step tutorial that explains how to do it – How to display Instagram images by location with Elfsight Instagram Feed

After you’ve added the source, the images fetched by your source will be displayed in the preview on the right. Please, keep in in mind that you can add several sources to one feed, and to combine different types of sources in any way you need.

Important! Our app has the limit of 100 images it can display by each source.

After you’ve added your sources, you can apply filters to your feed, if necessary. To do it, please, click on Filters section on Content tab, and you’ll be redirected to the Filters screen:

As you can see, the app has two filters – Display only From and Exclude by Source.

Display only From is the filter to use when your feed’s source is a hashtag and you want to narrow down the selection of images to just one or several specific usernames.

Exclude by Source filter is the filter you’ll need to ban images by a hashtag or username from appearing in your feed. Also, you can add specific post URLs to this field in order to remove one or several specific images.

Important! When you apply filters to your feed, the widget will first collect the images by your sources, and then apply the filters to this selection. You can read more about the way the filters work in the article Best ways of using Display only filter of Elfsight Instagram Feed

The Filters screen is also the place where you can limit the number of images you want to display. For example, if you set the limit of images to 7, the widget will display 7 most recent posts by your source:

The last but not the least thing you can do on Content tab is change the sorting of images in your widget. By default, all the images are displayed in chronological order, from the most recent ones to the older ones. However, if you need to display some specific content first, regardless of the time when it was posted, you can select Source list position in the Sorting section:

Once this option is activated, you can manually rearrange the list of sources on Content tab.

Now you are ready to move to Layout Tab!

I hope this was helpful! Please, don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team if you have any other questions, and visit our Help Center for more tutorials and helpful articles.