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Activating Instagram Widget


After Instagram’s policy change on 1st June, 2016, getting user id and access token became harder. Here are steps you will have to take to activating the Optimizer Instagram Widget

Step 1

Go to https://www.instagram.com/developer/clients/manage/

Step 2

Click the “Register a New Client” button.

Step 3

You will be redirected to their Application Form. The form has 2 sections: Details & Security. Fill out the Details Section. Dummy data for demonstration purpose only. Please insert real website address and email address.



Step 4

Now click the “Security” tab and uncheck the “Disable implicit OAuth:” option


Step 5

Click the “Register” button and you will be redirected to Client management page where your “CLIENT ID” and “CLIENT SECRET” will be shown


Step 6

Now we will have to get our Access token using the Client Secret. To do that copy this link to your browser address bar:


and replace XXX with your Client ID and replace YYY with your Redirect URI and press enter. You will be redirected to an authorization page:



Click the Authorize Button and you will be redirected to your “Redirect URL” link with the access token.

You will get your Access Token ID in your address bar:


Copy The Access Token ID and Insert it in your Instagram Widget’s  “Instagram Access Token” field.


Step 7

Now the last piece of puzzle. We will have to get our Instagram user id. Copy this  url in your address bar:


Replace the XXX with your access token that you copied earlier and press enter. Like so :



Your user id will be displayed like this:

Copy the id and paste it in your Instagram Widget’s “Instagram user id number” field. Now save your widget and your Instagram widget should work as it supposed to.