Social Slider Widget

Description

Display Instagram feeds in widgets, posts, pages, or anywhere else using shortcodes.

Important

The plugin has moved to the new Instagram Basic Display API.
To make your widgets work again, reconnect your instagram accounts in the plugin settings. Read more about the changes

Features

  • Super easy to set up. Just create a widget with the necessary settings and add it anywhere on your website using shortcodes
  • Display Images in Slider or Thumbnails
  • No API Key Needed. Show Instagram feeds on your website without authorization. Just enter a username and see the result (make sure to check the Instagram limitations on showing feeds without authorization).
  • Show Instagram feeds on your website without authorization using hashtags (make sure to check the Instagram limitations on showing feeds without authorization).
  • Authorize several Instagram accounts and show multiple feeds simultaneously with no limitations.
  • Fully responsive for mobile devices. Great view on any screen size and width.
  • Flexible layout settings. Customize the size, the number of images and columns, image spacing and much more!
  • Show thumbnails, medium or full-size images from your Instagram feed
  • Link images to user profile, image URL, attachment URL, custom URL or none
  • Sort images Randomly, Popularity, Date
  • Customize the display order by date, popularity or random
  • Show or hide the account title
  • For more info visit cm-wp.com

Benefits

  • Increase your visitors' engagement. Get more followers on your Instagram account
  • Time-saving. You no longer need to post fresh images and entries on the website. Just upload them on Instagram, and your website visitors will know about it instantly
  • A new way of posting news. Flexible settings for widget display templates give your content a seamless and attractive view on any website design
  • Keep up your website. Post news on Instagram more often, and Social Slider Widget will take care of the rest
  • Intuitive settings. It will only take 10 seconds to configure the widget and get the content on your website; no need to authorize on Instagram or handle tokens. And you can authorize your account in one click!

PRO Version

To maintain the free version and provide prompt, effective & free support, we offer the Pro version. 
In the Pro version, you can:
* authorize several accounts and display multiple feeds simultaneously (fully compatible with Instagram December 11, 2018, API changes);
* display how many likes and comments each post has;
* create carousels of posts;
* use Masonry or Highlight for feeds;
* display captions for images and videos;
* View the photos and videos from your feed in a beautiful pop-up lightbox which allows users to experience your content without leaving your site;
Learn more about the Pro version or watch the demo.

Feedback and support

Our goal is to create a simple yet powerful plugin – customized and multifunctional, with prompt and helpful support. For any difficulties or questions about the setup, open a ticket on the support forum and get support in no time.

Why do you need it?

  • Increase your visitors' engagement. Get more followers on your Instagram account.
  • Time-saving. You no longer need to post fresh images and entries on the website. Just upload them on Instagram, and your website visitors will know about it instantly.
  • A new way of posting news. Flexible settings for widget display templates give your content a seamless and attractive view on any website design.
  • Keep up your website. Post news on Instagram more often, and Social Slider Widget will take care of the rest.
  • Intuitive settings. It will only take 10 seconds to configure the widget and get the content on your website; no need to authorize on Instagram or handle tokens. And you can authorize your account in one click!
  • Great user support.

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Screenshots

  • Authorize several accounts and display multiple feeds simultaneously
  • Display Instagram feeds in widgets, posts, pages, or anywhere else using shortcodes
  • Create carousels of posts
  • No API Key Needed. Show Instagram feeds on your website without authorization. Just enter a username and see the result
  • Normal slider
  • Thumbnail
  • Thumbnail without border
  • Slick slider
  • Masonry
  • Highlight

Installation

Installation

  1. Upload instagram-slider-widget to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag \’Social Slider Widget\’ to your sidebar
  4. Update the settings in the widget: Instagram Username, Images Layout, Number of Images to show, Check for new images hours

Requirements

  • PHP 5.4.0 or later
  • WordPress 4.8 or later
  • WordPress Cron must be enabled

FAQ

Images from instagram are no longer displayed in the widget

If you use your account in the widget, go to the plugin settings and reconnect your instagram account.
If you don’t use an account in the widget, go to the plugin settings and connect your instagram account.

If you see a message ‘Instagram requires authorization to view a user profile. Use autorized account in widget settings’

Go to the plugin settings and add an instagram account (click “Add account”), then go to the widget settings and select the added account.

If you see a message ‘No images found’

If you use your account in the widget, go to the plugin settings and reconnect your instagram account.
If you don’t use an account in the widget, go to the plugin settings and add an instagram account (click “Add account”), then go to the widget settings and select the added account.

Reviews

June 18, 2020
I can't believe that I wasted money on the pro level of this plugin and there is no support at all. Yes - this plugin will allow you to pull your feeds and if you want a basic interface and don't care about details, then it will do the job. But so will almost any other instagram plugin out there. Here are the issues so far (using version 1.79)... 'Slider Normal Template' displays different navigation depending if you are using it inside a widget or as a shortcode from the widget. Whendisplayed in a Widget it uses Navigation Arrows The shortcode uses 'Navigation Dots' for each image and there is no way to change this in the setting unless you go into the CSS or PHP to make your own changes. When using the Widget, it forces a default title even if you put an empty string. When going from Free to Pro, then back to the Free version. Plugin no longer works (the files are named differently, so you get a missing file issue). For a work-around, you will have to delete the widget, delete references using the short code, then delete the plugin, and reinstall the one that is online. In the pro version... The description and screenshots for the Pro display options are misleading. The 'carousel' option will cut your images rather than keep them in the instagram 1x1 ratio depending on the width and number of images. Thus it is too difficult to work with at different resolutions (phone, tablet, desktop, etc.) and you cannot choose image size. Thus not usable in its current state. You will have to modify the PHP/CSS. In the 'highlight' option screenshot they present images nicely aligned. This is not the case! Images are not aligned correctly because a single images at the larger size is not the same height x width as two smaller images together (with their borders). Thus not usable in its current state. Plus, there are bugs when you try to set the number of images. For example, if you display a grid that shows 9 images and you set the maximum number of images as 9 you will get an error. It would be nice to be able to set the border thickness as well, but the bugs need to be fixed first. Lastly, there is no support. I have created support tickets and sent direct emails. There has been no response from the people that make this plugin. Extremely disappointed. If you know PHP and CSS you can go in and tweak their plugin for your own personal use as it will give you a good starting point and the nav buttons are similar to the CSS of Slider Pro on GitHub. But don't expect to be able to customize this when you get the Pro version. Each pro version option has been unusable for my - there are just too many layout issues and errors. Good luck in what you choose.
May 12, 2020
Easy to configure and great functionality, the support is also very efficient. An additional feature they could add is a display by location option, if possible Sometimes they have errors but they fix it very quickly.
May 8, 2020
1) In the feed searched by the tag got some inappropriate photos but the feature that blocks the photos by words in the description just doesn't work (neither when I put the word from the hashtag from the undesirable photo nor if I put any word from the description) 2) no way to style the photos (give the overlay color, or at least make borders for each photo)
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Contributors & Developers

“Social Slider Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.7.9

  • Fix a problem with a long page load with a widget (Mandatory update!)

1.7.8

  • Redesign Widgets plugin page
  • Add ability to create demo widgets

1.7.7

  • Fixed ’50 years ago’
  • Added a message about missing widgets

1.7.6

  • Minor fixes

1.7.5

  • Fixed delete empty account
  • Compatible with PHP 7.4
  • Other fixes

1.7.4

  • Fixed “50 years ago” in Slider Normal and Slider Overlay templates

1.7.3

  • Fixed search for ‘hashtag’ and ‘username’. Due to changes in Instagram, ‘hashtag’ and ‘username’ have stopped working

1.7.2

  • Fixed adding of accounts ( Warning count() )

1.7.1

  • Bug Fixes

1.7.0

  • The plugin now works on the new Instagram Basic Display API. To make your widgets work again, reconnect your instagram accounts in the plugin settings. Read more about the changes
  • ADDED: Ability to add a Business Instagram Account. This gives you more options for displaying information.
  • ADDED: New widget setting: “Business Account”. You can choose which type of account to display information through.
  • ADDED: New widget setting: “Blocked words”. If at least one of the listed words occurs in the image description, it will not be displayed.
  • Minor bugfixes

1.6.4

  • In free slider templates images are now crop to square
  • Added a pop-up window by clicking on the image in PRO version of the plugin
  • Trying to fix a problem with adding an account for some users
  • Minor bugfixes

1.6.3

  • Bug fix

1.6.2

  • Bug fix

1.6.1

  • Fixed Slider Normal

1.6.0

  • Added authorization via Instagram API
  • Fixed visual issues
  • Added PRO version of the plugin. Learn more about the Pro version or watch the demo.

1.5.0

  • Renamed the plugin to conform to Facebook and Instagram

1.4.3

  • Fix for instagram api change

1.4.2

  • Minor fix for instagram json change

1.4.1

  • Fixed Instagram update that stoped hashtags from working
  • Fixed hellip that showed when using wp trim words
  • Modified the function that saved images localy to only save as attachments

1.4.0

  • Fixed the issue where duplicate images were being inserted into Media Library
  • Added a button in widget to remove previously created duplicate images
  • Simplified the options to save images into media library
  • Added an option to show backlink to help plugin development

1.3.3

  • Fixed notification error message.

1.3.2

  • Fixed deeplink issue with smartphones. Contributors via wordpress forum @ricksportel
  • Added option to block users when searching for hashtag. Sponsored by VirtualStrides.com
  • Modified sizes to show square croped and original sizes
  • Added new wordpress size only for instagram plugin – regenerating thumbnails might be required.
  • Added option to stop Pinterest pinning on images

1.3.1

  • Fixed issue when no images were shown due to instagram recent changes.
  • Caption fix when no caption in image
  • set wait time to 3 min for php because of larger images
  • updated flexislider to latest version

1.3.0

  • Added Option to search for hashtags
  • Added Limit for number of words to appear in caption
  • Fixed 500 server error that accured when loading 15+ images
  • Fixed css for some themes

1.2.3

  • Added Links for Instagram Hashtags
  • Updtated flexislider to 2.5.0
  • Added Slide Speed in miliseconds
  • Brought back Image Size for images loaded directly from Instagram
  • Changed CSS for thumbnails Template
  • Added Thumbnails Without borders template

1.2.2

  • Modified the code to work with new Instagram Page
  • Removed Image Size option when loading images directly from Instagram
  • 24 Images can now be displayed
  • Fixed multiple widget bug using widget ids in class names
  • Added better explanation for sources

1.2.1

  • Bug fixes
  • Shortcode for widgets
  • Option not to insert images into media library

1.2.0

  • Full Rewritte of the plugin

1.1.3

  • bug fix not working after wordpresss update
  • Added multisite support
  • Javascript for slider is enqueued at the top of the page

1.1.2

  • minor bug fix
  • Added Optional Slider Caption Overlay template

1.1.1

  • The text and control for slider visible on mouse over
  • Reorganised Slider html format
  • Css Styling for slider

1.1.0

  • Added Option to link images to a Custom URL
  • Added Option to link images to localy saved instagram images
  • Fixed flexislider namespace causing problems in sites using flexislider
  • Rename css classes to match new flexislider namespace

1.0.4

  • Added Option to insert images into media library
  • Fixed error caused by missing json_last_error() function ( php older than 5.3 only )

1.0.3

  • Added Option to link images to User Profile or Image Url
  • Code Cleanup

1.0.2

  • Compatibility for php older than 5.3
  • Stlying fix for thumbnail layout
  • Added Option to Randomise Images

1.0.1

  • Removed preg_match
  • Using exact array index
  • Bug Fixes

1.0

  • First Realease