Using Instagram with RQS
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If you have your own Instagram account, or an account for your business or organisation, you can integrate a Post or Reel within your RQSite. It’s a great way to bring more people to your site, and to attract more followers.
This is done by using the Embed feature on any Instagram post allowing that content to appear in any Content Area. This guide will explain how to use that embed code with the RQS Snippets feature.
Firstly, log in to your Instagram account using any web browser - you cannot use the app for this action. Go to your Profile and select the Post you want to embed.
You can also embed posts from other accounts, but bear in mind any posts set to 'Private' will not display!
In the example below we are using a post from the official Instagram account. Once on the post, click on the three dots in the upper right corner then select the Embed option from the provided menu.
Decide whether you would like to include the caption of the post or not, then click Copy Embed Code.
Now login to your RQS builder. Select the page you wish to add this content on from the Manage Pages menu item then using the Right-Click Menu, use the Edit Content option (or Add a Content Section) within the area you would like the Instagram content to display.
When editing the Content Area, right-click again and select Add Page Element, then Add Snippet. Next move your mouse cursor to your desired location, and click to Save.
In the example below we are placing our Instagram Post at the top of our content area.
Now either Double-Click the Snippet Area or select Manage Snippets from the Website Tools menu to open the Manage Snippets window. Select Create a New Snippet then enter your chosen Snippet Name in the relevant field.
We would advise you choose a Name that you can later identify, such as Instagram, or Instagram Post.
If you have created a Snippet previously that you would like to edit, simply select the Edit Icon next to the Snippet Name to open this window.
Now paste your code from Instagram into the Snippet Content field.
If your browser does not allow you to Right-click>Paste, then you can use the keyboard shortcut of 'CTRL+V' to add this information.
Click Finish once done.
You will be returned to the Manage Snippets window, from which you will need to select your new Snippet by selecting the radio button on the left. Once you have done so, click Finish (or Select Snippet).
Your Snippet Element will now update to show your Snippet Name and will allow to you change placement again, if required. Click Finish (or select another area) to save your changes.
Please Note: Due to the nature of the Instagram content you may be required to refresh the RQS editor to fully load this information within the editor.
Your Instagram Post should now appear on your published website - or will appear once you publish your website - ready for your visitors to view and interact with.
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