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How to setup the "Smash Balloon Instagram Feed" plugin in Redwood

We're currently in the process of switching our recommended Instagram feed plugin from "WP Instagram Widget" over to "Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed". Redwood has been updated with custom stylings for this new plugin.

Below, we've noted how you can connect your Instagram account to the plugin and insert it into your Sidebar or Instagram Footer widget areas.




STEP 1: INSTALLING & CONFIGURING THE PLUGIN

1. First, install the "Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed" plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed/). It will be included in the theme's "Recommended Plugins". 

2. Navigate to WP Dashboard > Instagram Feed.

3. Click on the big blue "Connect an Instagram Account" button. This will connect with whatever Instagram account you are currently logged into. 

STEP 2: SETTING UP THE WIDGETS

A ) TO INSERT 3x3 INSTAGRAM GRID INTO WIDGET AREA

1. Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. 

2. Drag a standard "Custom HTML" widget into your Sidebar area where you want the grid to appear. 

3. Copy & paste in this shortcode:

[instagram-feed num=9 cols=3 showheader=false showbutton=false disablemobile=true]

Save changes.

 

B ) TO INSERT ROW OF INSTAGRAM IMAGES IN INSTAGRAM FOOTER AREA

1. Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. 

2. Drag a standard "Custom HTML" widget into your Instagram Footer widget area. 

3. Copy & paste in the following shortcode:

[instagram-feed num=8 cols=8 imagepadding=0 showheader=false showbutton=false showfollow=false disablemobile=true]

Save changes.