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Instagram Legacy Feeds

If you updated from an older version of the plugin to version 6.0 or above, all the previously created feeds would be considered Legacy Feeds. They will show up under Instagram feed > All Feeds > Legacy Feeds. 

We strongly suggest migrating your Legacy Feeds to the new format, as most shortcode options have been deprecated, and your feed might not display correctly. Please check this guide if you need more information on creating a feed using the new User Interface.

If you are not sure if you have already migrated a Legacy Feed, you can confirm by checking its shortcode syntax. Legacy feeds will not have a feed number, just a basic shortcode like so:


Also, a Legacy Feed can have the customization options set directly on the shortcode like this:

[instagram-feed user="smashballoon" layout="grid" cols=3 num=6]

Since version 6.0 and above, all customizations must be done using the new user interface. Your new shortcode should look like this:

[instagram-feed feed="1"]

Note: The feed number could differ depending on the number of feeds you have created.

Valid legacy shortcode option:

Some legacy shortcode options still work with feeds created on version 4.0 and above; however, this must be used only in specific scenarios; otherwise, your feed could not display correctly.

Name Attribute Options Description Example
Caching time cachetime Any number (minutes) Define the amount of time to cache posts before checking Instagram for new ones when “page loads” instead of “in the background”. cachetime="30"

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