Creating an Instagram Widget for your Dashboard

This article provides information on how to create an Instagram widget using an external website called 'SnapWidget'. This website requires an email account and an existing Instagram account. The widget can then be loaded onto the platform's dashboard. 

Attention: Please keep in mind that these instructions are how to currently create the widget through the SnapWidget website. However, SnapWidget can make changes to this process at any time (without warning), so we are not able to guarantee that the instructions will always be accurate.

Creating the Widget in SnapWidget

1. Go to https://snapwidget.com/signup and create a free account

2. Once logged in, click the "CHOOSE A SERVICE" button

3. Click the "INSTAGRAM" button              

                                                          

4. Scroll and select the type of layout you wish to use and click to select (in this example, we're using the "SLIDESHOW" layout)

5. Click the “CONFIGURE WIDGET” button

6. Under the "BASIC" settings section, enter your Instagram handle in the "Username" field, set the "Thumbnail Size" to 400, then click the "GET WIDGET" button

                                                                            

Note: These instructions are for the "SLIDESHOW" template. However, most of the templates have similar settings/options.

7. When the “You're One Step Away” window pops up, copy the URL from within the "src" section of the code snippet only - e.g. https://snapwidget.com/embed/784413

Important: Only the value within the "src" section of the code snippet is required, as highlighted above. So please be sure to copy that value only.

The widget has now been created, and is ready to be added to your World Manager platform. More on this below:

Adding the Widget to your Platform

1. Log into your World Manager platform, then go to 'System → System Configuration' and click on the Dashboard button under the "System" section

2. Click on the New Widget button

3. Choose the "IFrame" option from the drop-down

4. Fill out the new widget details as follows:

  • Title: Instagram
  • Description: Instagram Widget
  • Preferred Column: Right
  • Target Country: Choose the country/countries you wish to display this Instagram widget in
  • Style: None
  • Text Colour: **Leave as Default
  • Url Link: **The URL from SnapWidget (step 7 from above instructions)
  • Height (px): 410

Note: All of the above settings are recommendations only. Please feel free to amend as per your requirement.

5. Click the Save button


The widget has now been created and can be pinned/added to the dashboard(s) of your choosing.

Tip: Please be sure to click Update once you have set the widget to the desired group(s). For more information regarding managing widgets, see article: Managing Widgets on the Dashboard


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