[T3EXT DAY] Plugin for Instagram

[T3EXT DAY] Plugin for Instagram

Photograph sharing in social community, Instagram, is trending rapidly. With more than 400 million dynamic clients, it is no big surprise more brands are jumping on board that Instagram prepares. While there are numerous business tools for Instagram, the inquiry for website designers turns out to be: how can you integrate Instagram in a website?

What does it do?

Plugin to display gallery, feeds and phototile with clean, customizable and responsive feeds from multiple Instagram accounts.

It's awesome TYPO3 extension which provides you a very attractive frontend display of Instagram images in different view (eg., gallery, phototile) at your TYPO3 website.

1. Instagram Gallery

Typo3-NsInstagram-Gallery

2. Instagram Feeds

Typo3-NsInstagram-Feeds

3. Instagram Phototile

Typo3-NsInstagram-Phototile

1. Overview:

Extension Key:ns_instagram
Extension URL:https://extensions.typo3.org/extension/ns_instagram/
Documentation:https://docs.typo3.org/typo3cms/extensions/ns_instagram/
Support:https://github.com/nitsan-technologies/ns_instagram/issues
Version:1.0.0
Category:Frontend Plugin
TYPO3 version:(6.0.0 - 8.9.99)

2. Installation:

The extension needs to be installed as any other extension of TYPO3 CMS:

2.1. Install Extension from EM:

  • Switch to the module “Extension Manager”
  • Get the extension
  • Get it from the Extension Manager: Press the “Retrieve/Update” button and search for the extension key ns_instagram and import the extension from the repository.
  • Get it from typo3.org: You can always get current version from http://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/ns_instagram/current/ by downloading either the t3x or zip version. Upload the file afterward in the Extension Manager.

Typo3-NsInstagram-install-1

2.2. Preparation: Include static TypoScript:

The extension ships some TypoScript code which needs to be included.

  • Switch to the root page of your site.
  • Switch to the Template module and select Info/Modify.
  • Click the link Edit the whole template record and switch to the tab Includes.
  • Select [NITSAN] NsTwitter (ns_instagram) at the field Include static (from extensions):

Typo3-NsInstagram-install-2

3. Instagram API Configuration

3.1. To activate the Twitter service for your TYPO3 site :

Step 1: Signup with Tour Instagram Account at here https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/developer/

Step 2:"Register new Client ID" at there.

Typo3-NsInstagram-config-1-1

Step 3: Go to "Manage Clients" you will get "CLIENT_ID", "REDIRECT_URI" from there.

Typo3-NsInstagram-config-2-2

Step 4: Replace "CLIENT_ID" and "REDIRECT_URI" in below URL which you get from there.

https://www.instagram.com/oauth/authorize?client_id=CLIENT_ID&redirect_uri=REDIRECT_URI&scope=basic+public_content&response_type=token

Step 5: Now you may get "Access Token" in URL. Copy that and Paste it in to this Extension.

Typo3-NsInstagram-config-3

Configuration

  • Step 1: Switch to the root page of your site.
  • Step 2: Switch to the Template module and select Info/Modify.
  • Step 3: Select Category = PLUGIN.TX_NSINSTAGRAM_FEED (5) And PLUGIN.TX_NSINSTAGRAM_PHOTOTILE (5)
  • Step 4: Add Access Token and Add Jquery (Optional) in it.
  • Step 5: Now Add plugin in to page where you want to show your Instagram Feeds. Checkout following Screen-Shots.

Typo3-NsInstagram-config-4-1

Typo3-NsInstagram-config-4-2

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4. Clear Cache:

Please, clear cache from top panel 'Flush frontend caches' & 'Flush general caches'. It will be also great to clear cache from Install tool too.

5. Support:

Feedback & Suggestions:

Just download & try the EXT:ns_instagram extension. You can write down your feedback/suggestion/comments to below comment box. So, we will adapt it for next version of EXT:ns_instagram.

Now, show your beautiful Instagram Feeds at your great TYPO3 site

Sanjay Chauhan - TYPO3 Technopreneur

A young technology enthusiast and entrepreneur. At 24, he co-founded NITSAN – a TYPO3 Agency in Bhavnagar, India. He is sought-after marketing face of NITSAN, is accredited with the management of customer-service teams, collaborations with agencies and clients, projects executions, and more. A tech guy in every sense of the word, Sanjay is the real TYPO3 Guru at NITSAN.

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