Moderation mode was introduced in Instagram Feed Pro version 2.4 to create a more visual way to moderate feeds. Using this feature allows you to preview feeds before allowing individual posts to show up to visitors, block specific users from hashtag and location feeds, and create a list of specific posts you’d like to display in a feed. Here is how you can use this feature.
Setup for All Uses
First, enable moderation mode for a feed. This can be done for all feeds by selecting Visual for the Moderation Type setting on the “Customize” tab. You can also enable this for a specific feed by adding
moderationmode=true to the shortcode.
Create a “White List” or “Approved Posts” List
Click Save Settings when you are done selecting. If you don’t already have an existing white list added to your shortcode
[instagram-feed whitelist="favorites"] then you will be given instructions on how to use your newly created list in a feed.
Once you add the white list id to the shortcode, only posts you’ve selected will appear in the front-end of the feed. You can continue to update this list as needed by repeating these steps.
*Note: If this feed never needs to be updated (you never need to change the posts included in your list) it’s a good idea to make it a “permanent” feed by checking the checkbox labeled This is a permanent white list (never needs to update). You can also add the setting permanent=true to your shortcode to make a feed permanent.
Removing or Hiding Individual Posts
To use moderation mode to hide specific posts, you would want to make sure the option to Hide selected posts is selected. Then click on the images of posts you want to remove.
Save your settings when done. No further action is needed and these posts will no longer show up in your feed on the front-end of the site.
Block Specific Users
To use moderation mode to block specific users, you can have either option selected. Then you would just need to check the checkbox next to the user name of a post made by the user you want to block. This will apply to all feeds.
Save your settings when done. No further action is needed.
Need help using moderation mode? Please contact support with questions.