The plugin is extremely intuitive. You can add the slider to any page or post using Shortcode or you can just use the widget it adds. Thanks to the user-friendly interface, the setup only takes a few minutes, so let’s get right into it.
Installing the plugin:
- Click on Plugins and select the Add New option on the left-hand admin panel.
- Search for Social Slider Widget in the available search box. This will pull up additional plugins that you may find helpful.
- Scroll down until you find the Social Slider Widget plugin, click on the “Install Now” button and activate the plugin for use.
- The plugin will now be activated. But if you want to get images from your account, you will need to connect with Instagram.
Connecting to Instagram:
The first thing you need to do once you install this plugin is to get it connected to your Instagram account. The plugin makes this really easy by having it done in just one button click.
On the left-hand admin panel, click on Social Slider Widgets and select the Settings option.
Creating an Instagram slider:
Click on the “widget settings” link above your personal account information. Alternatively, you can go to the widget area of WordPress like normal.
Note: This widget area is just to create your slider and will not actually appear on your website.
Now, you just need to go through the settings to choose what your slider will do. The first one is to select if you want images from an account or from a specific hashtag. Choose whichever one fits your needs.
Displaying the slider:
The widget will now display a Shortcode that you can add to a post, page, or text widget. Copy the Shortcode.