How to add ‘Instagram Feed’ plugin to your Word Press website

You can add your Instagram feed easily, through installing ‘Instagram Feed’ to your Word Press website. This Youtube video shows how you can install this plugin.  There are few steps to installing this customizable plugin to display your Instagram profile on your website.

  1. Hover over Plugins in the toolbar > then click ‘Add New’
  2. Search for ‘ Instagram Feed’ (by Smash Balloon) > Click install > Click Activate.
  3. Then  click ‘Instagram Feed’ on the toolbar > then click on the blue button that reads ‘+Connect an Instagram account. > enter your username and password > Click ‘Authorize’
  4.   You’ll then see your profile picture & username appear below the blue connect button > click the gray colored button ‘Add to another feed’ > Copy the first shortcode that appears.
  5. Then on the toolbar hover over ‘Appearance’ > click on ‘Widgets’ > Click on ‘Text’>Click  ‘Add Widget’7. Then this will appear on the right. 8. You will then paste your shortcode in the text space and press ‘Save’ 9.You can then go to the Customize tab found when you click on the ‘Instagram Feed’ on  the toolbar. You are able to change the numbers of rows and columns you want to appear as well as the background color of your IG feed.  It should look something like this>> Y’all got this!

Work in Progress

I wrote my weekly reflection out twice and it deleted both times. I am fustrated. I try again because I you should never give up. Clearly the universe did not like what I had to say lol. I love my blog and would leave it but nothing is perfect and I know that. Both times […]

I wrote my weekly reflection out twice and it deleted both times. I am fustrated. I try again because I you should never give up. Clearly the universe did not like what I had to say lol. I love my blog and would leave it but nothing is perfect and I know that. Both times I tried to explain how my lack of plugins and widgets could present some problems. I suppose the purpose is to allow for an easier user experience which I have tried to do, but there must be something I’m missing. Simplicity is key but allowing for the user to feel that they are a part of my page is the environment I would like to create. I love comments and suggestions which are always welcomed. Seeing and hearing are two important mechanisms for learning.

 

 

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The improving page

So The first thing I went to do when I got my page was trying to find a theme that I liked. Once I had a theme that I like I started checking how…

So The first thing I went to do when I got my page was trying to find a theme that I liked. Once I had a theme that I like I started checking how it worked and how my posts would look on the page. I found that you can put a featured images on the post so before you click on the post to see it you can see an image that shows something about what the post might be about. On left side of my page it shows recent posts, comments, archives, and categories. I also started looking at my plugins and looked at which plugins i might need or which ones I might want to get. So the plugins that I am using right now are let me know when people comment and also controls the spam. I also did make a logo for my page which I really like it was the first time I had started using photoshop again. What I really want to work on is trying to find out what i want to post about and what other new ideas i might come up to work on my page.