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How do I set up Hemlock's Instagram footer widget?

Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.

Instagram Footer Screenshot #1


Important to Note: The Instagram Footer widget feature was added to Hemlock on April 6, 2015 in version 1.5. Please ensure you are running at least version 1.5, otherwise this feature will not work.

1 ) Ensure you have installed & activated the plugin called "WP Instagram Widget

Once you activate the Hemlock theme, there will be a notification banner across the top recommending you install & activate particular plugins for the theme. One of which is the WP Instagram Widget plugin we've included stylings for in the theme. Be sure to install & activate this plugin.

2 ) Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets

3 ) Drag the Instagram widget into the "Instagram Footer" widget area on the right. 

4 ) Customize your Instagram Footer widget. 

We recommend setting the "Number of photos" to be "8". 
And choosing "Large" for the "Photo size".


  • Ensure your Instagram profile is set to "public". The images will not show if your profile is "private".
  • Do not place the @ symbol in front of your username in the widget.
  • If changes to the widget settings are not appearing on the homepage, please ensure you've cleared any caching tool you may have operating.

screenshot's Instagram footer images attributed to the very talented @withhearts