The Instagram Widget displays images from a single Instagram account, or images that match a hashtag.
- Click the Authorize button and follow the instructions in the popup window. This step is mandatory so that ShortStack can access the Instagram API on your behalf.
Note: The Instagram account you use for this step does not need to match the Instagram account you are looking to display on your campaign.
Once you authorize ShortStack, new Instagram Widgets you create will use your Instagram account when fetching images. Only one Instagram account is used per ShortStack account.
Your authorization information is kept safely in our database. You can revoke permission for ShortStack at any time by going to the account settings area of your Instagram account.
- Once you complete the authorization, enter either an Instagram username (such as your own), or a single hashtag. Hashtags must begin with "#."
- Use the Number of Photos to Display dropdown to choose the maximum number of photos the widget retrieves from Instagram to display.
ShortStack will display up to 200 of the user’s most recent Instagram posts. However, ShortStack can only display public posts. You may see fewer results than the number you selected if too many of the user’s posts are set to Private.
- Click Save.
Choose from one of the four pre-defined layouts, the Compact, Full Size, Wide (left-aligned photos), and Wide (right-aligned photos) layouts. The Full Size and Wide layouts offer a Collapse Long Text option. This option cuts off long sections of text at the specified height, allowing users to click to see the full text. You can specify a pixel height in the Max Text Height box. The default height is 150px when this option is selected.
Only Show Images from This Time Frame
Use the Start Time and End Time fields to choose a specific date range to search for images.
Note: This field is not available when searching for hashtags. It is only compatible with username searches.
Image Refresh Interval
ShortStack caches photos for performance reasons. Use the drop-down menu to control how often ShortStack checks for new photos.
An Important Note on Filtering Results
If you choose to filter results by hashtag, there is a four-week limit to how far back ShortStack will search.
This limit is in place to maximize performance. Without the limit, ShortStack could be filtering through hundreds of pages of results, since not every result matches the hashtag, and not every result is a video.
The four-week limit cannot be overridden.