Exhibiting the beautiful Instagram feed boosts your business to stand out, and increases followers count. You can display the social proof right on your WordPress website with a cross-channel promotion.
But how to embed the Instagram feed? To do this, you need to create an Instagram access token. Don’t panic. It only takes 2 minutes!
What is Instagram access token?
To embed Instagram feeds on your WordPress website, you need to use an Instagram API that requires authentication. The requests are made on behalf of the users. To do that, you need to create an Instagram access token generator.
This article will demonstrate how you can generate Instagram access token in a few steps.
How to get Instagram access token for WordPress
To create an access token for Instagram, you don’t need extra plugins. You will only need-
Let’s generate Instagram access token. Ready?
Navigate to developer.facebook.com to create an app.
Then, click on My Apps to go further.
A popup button will appear. Next, select Something Else and then click on the Continue button.
To create the App, provide your App Display Name.
Now select the Create App button to continue.
Before setting up the Instagram Basic Display, click on the Settings from the left side and select Basic.
Next, scroll down and click on the Add Platforms button.
Now select the website to go to the next step.
Click on the website; you will have to provide your website URL. For demonstration, we will provide our https://wpsocialninja.com/. You can put any.
Now, click on the Save Changes button to preserve your settings.
Next, click on the Products from the left sidebar.
From the Products, click on the Instagram Basic Display Set Up button.
Scroll down and click on the Create New App.
Next, put your Display Name. As we have already provided all the information, the Display Name is visible. Once you are done, click on the Create App button.
Here, insert your website URL in the input fields. And click on the Save Changes button.
Now to get the token, click on the Add or Remove Instagram Testers in the next step.
After that, hit on the Add Instagram Testers.
A pop-up Add Instagram Testers will appear on your screen. Insert your username and click on the Submit button.
Next, you need to manage your Instagram Tester Invitations from your profile’s Apps and Websites section. If you are logged out from your Instagram profile, please log in.
This will take you to your Instagram profile Settings->Apps and Websites->Tester Invites Section. Now click on the Accept button to continue.
To generate the access token go back to the developers.facebook.com. Go to Dashboard and select Products->Instagram Basic Display->Basic Display.
Next, scroll down, and you will see the field Generate Token. Click on the Generate Token field to retrieve Instagram access token.
Once you click on the Generate Token field, log in with your Instagram credentials.
Click Continue to go to the next step.
Next, to access Instagram token, click on the Authorize button.
Now tick on the I understand box. If you want to copy the access token, click on the Copy button and hit Done.
And congratulations! You’ve got the Instagram access token.
So this is how you can generate an Instagram access token and improve your user engagement by showcasing your stunning Instagram posts and videos.