Elevate your store's visual appeal with a virtual Instagram section. This feature allows you to create simulated Instagram posts with customized text and images, simulating the appearance of an active Instagram feed within your store's layout. It's an excellent tool for those who want to present a vibrant social media vibe without using actual Instagram content.
To link your real Instagram feed, complete with shoppable posts, you need to install a separate application. You can do this by navigating to your Shoplazza Admin, selecting Apps, and visiting the App Store to find and install the Instagram Show app .
Benefits of a Virtual Instagram Section:
- Improves your store's design with a fresh, social media-inspired element.
- Encourages customer engagement and interest with creatively designed, simulated posts.
Adding an Instagram section
This guides you on how to add a section to your online store that looks like an Instagram feed, using customizable posts and images.
1. From your Shoplazza Admin > Online store > Themes, click Customize next to the target theme.
2. Click Add section to see more available sections for this theme.
3. Click Show more to find more sections under this theme.
4. Under Theme Sections, select the Instagram section and customize your configurations.
5. Click and drag the drop icon to reorganize the sections.
Customizing the style of the section
In the added Instagram section, craft a heading title for your virtual Instagram posts.
Designate a 'likes' range to display fictional like counts for each post.
The 'likes' displayed are randomly generated and not reflective of actual data. For a true representation of your Instagram activity, please install the Instagram Show app by going to your Shoplazza Admin > Apps and installing Instagram Show.
Enable the Show comments feature to present a simulated number of comments.
Activate carousel view to present posts in a slideshow format. A minimum of four posts is required.
1. The padding editor is used to generate extra space around the section you create. Activate the "linkage icon" and type a number (measured in pixels) in any of the 4 columns to add buffers around the section or you may manually adjust each input by disabling the "linkage icon" in the centered area.
2. Below is a useful example to showcase how you can extend the negative spaces on each side.
Customizing the blocks of the section
1. Personalize each post block with your chosen content.ts.
2. Select a profile picture from your library for the user display.
3. Choose images from your library or from free image sources for your posts.
4. Assign a fictional username and timestamp to each post.
5. Utilize the Post URL option to link each post to a specific URL.
6. Add images to your posts for added visual appeal.
7. Combine images with made-up descriptions to create engaging posts.
8. Link product details directly in your posts for seamless shopping.
9. Search for and assign products to your posts for enhanced functionality.
10. Below is an example of how it looks when a product has been assigned.
Adding a virtual Instagram section to your store theme offers a novel and engaging way to connect with your audience. This feature allows you to creatively display simulated content, enhancing the shopping experience and adding a modern touch to your online presence.