Instagram legacy API shut down (updated).

As of March 2nd, 2020, the Instagram legacy API will be shut down. If you have an Instagram widget at your store, you should replace it with an alternative. 

Please note:

These changes do not apply to the Instagram sales channel. The sales channel will work without changes.

API changes apply only for the Instagram feed added via Theme Editor.

Unfortunately, those changes will affect all Shopify themes with legacy API Instagram widgets, including the Shella Shopify theme.

In this way, we recommend you to update your store configuration.

Remove legacy Instagram widget

a) Go to Online store -> Themes -> Customize

b) Navigate to the Builder section with an Instagram block 

c) Remove the Instagram block.

Remove the legacy Instagram block

How to add an Instagram feed after March 2nd.

1/ Shopify app.

You may search for an Instagram app at the Shopify app store.

All Shopify apps should work with the Shella Shopify theme. If you have any questions about the app installation process or settings, please contact the app support. If the app support has questions about theme files they may contact us via email

2/ Use static images.

You may upload the same images using the Builder section and the “Instagram block”.

Add Instagram block per each static image

3/ Use the latest theme version (added)

Check this blog post for more details about how to configure the new Instagram widget.

Check this video manual on how to update your theme to the latest version. Please note theme update procedure works best for updates within one branch. If you update from 3.1.0 to 3.6.0.

If you need to update from branch 2.x to version 3.x I recommend uploading the latest theme version and configure it from scratch.

If you have more questions about Shella theme settings, please create a new ticket at our support system