Login with Instagram does not work
Due to the requirements for apps like LightWidget, which use the official Instagram API, we had to disable the direct option to log in with Instagram. This article will show you the new method of logging in.
Step 1 – Create a user account on LightWidget
If this is your first time on the LightWidget website or if you logged in using “Login with Instagram” in the past, you will need to create an email-based user account first on this page – Create an account.
If you already have an email-based user account, please log in to your existing account using your email and password instead of creating a new one.
Step 2 – Connect your Instagram account using the Consumer connection
After you create your email-based user account or log in using your email and password, you will see your Dashboard. Please connect a new Instagram account using the Consumer connection method in the Instagram account section.
All the widgets created under “Login with Instagram” will be imported to your new user account.
Here is the list of frequently asked questions regarding the deprecation of Instagram login.
I connected my Instagram account, but the widgets did not import.
Please ensure that:
- You’ve used the Consumer connection, not the Business connection method while connecting your account.
- You’ve used the Instagram account from which the photos should be visible in the widget.
Is using the same email address necessary when I upgraded the widget in the past?
No, you don’t need to use the same email address.
Do I need a new user account for each of my Instagram accounts?
It is not necessary. You can create one email-based user account and connect multiple Instagram accounts to one user account.
Will I have to pay for my widget again?
No! When connecting your Instagram accounts using the Consumer connection method, the upgraded widget will import to your user account. You will not need to pay for another add-on for your existing upgraded Instagram widget!