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TYPO3 Extension "instagram"

What does it do?

TYPO3 Extension to import and display instagram posts/feeds in a TYPO3 Website.

Creates and auto-refreshes long-lived api access tokens, imports instagram feeds/posts as entities to the database and output feeds/posts via Frontend-Plugin.

Summary of features

  • Backend module for easy creation of long-lived API access tokens
  • Automatic refreshing of API access tokens to keep them valid
  • Import multiple Instagram users feeds/posts
  • Uses official Instagram-API to access a users feed.
  • Provides commands to refresh access tokens and to import feeds via cronjob/scheduler
  • Downloads the posts (images/videos). No API calls needed when displaying them = no frontend performance impact.
  • Display users feeds/posts in any way you like
  • Based on Extbase and Fluid


The recommended way to install the extension is by using Composer. In your Composer based TYPO3 project root, just do:

composer require svenpetersen/instagram


  1. Include the provided static TypoScript
  2. Create a Facebook "Instagram Basic Display" App: See the official Documentation for a step by step guide
  3. Use the Backend Module provided by this Extension to create a "long-lived access token" in a "Feed" Entity.
  4. Execute the command instagram:import:posts {username} {storagePid} [limit|25] to import the posts from a given users feed
  5. Add a Frontend-Plugin on a page to output the imported posts in the frontend.


  • Add a cronjob/scheduler task to refresh the API Access tokens automatically - see "Automatic Access Token refresh" for details.
  • Add a cronjob/scheduler task to import the posts on a regular basis


Version TYPO3 PHP Support/Development
2.x 12.4 >= 8.1 <= 8.2 Features, Bugfixes, Security Updates
1.x 10.4 - 11.5 7.4 - 8.0️ Bugfixes, Security Updates


Automatic import of posts

This extension comes with a command to import (new) posts of a given instagram user. It is recommended to set this command up to run regularly - e.g. once a day.

instagram:import:posts {username} {storagePid} [limit|25] [--since="01/01/2022 00:00:00" --until="12/31/2022 23:59:59"


Name Description
username The instagram username to import posts for
storagePid The PID to save the imported posts
limit The maximum number of posts to import (Optional. Default: 25)


Name Description
--since Date string to fetch posts since (Format: "MM/DD/YYYY H:i:s").
--until Date string to fetch posts until (Format: "MM/DD/YYYY H:i:s").

Automatic Access Token Refreshing

The generated long-lived access token is valid for 60 days. It can be refreshed when at least 24 hours old.

To handle automatic refreshing of your access tokens this extension provides the command


Make sure to run this command regularly - e.g. once a day via a cronjob/scheduler - in order to keep your access token valid.

Disable/enable Backend module "Token Generator"

To disable the Backend module - e.g. after you generated all needed tokens - add this line to the LocalConfiguration.php/AdditionalConfiguration.php:

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SYS']['features']['instagram.tokenGeneratorBeModule'] = false;


Additional Template Selector

If you need a kind of template selector inside a plugin, you can add your own selections by adding those to:

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['EXT']['instagram']['templateLayouts']['myext'] = ['My Title', 'my value'];

Local path to save downloaded files

By default all images/videos in imported posts are saved in /public/fileadmin/instagram You can change this path via the Extensions settings local_file_storage_path option.


This extension comes with a few events for you to listen to and add your own logic:

Name Args. Description
PrePersistPostEvent Post $post
string $action['new' or ‘update']
Dispatched before a Post is saved. Can be used to modify the Post entity.
PostPersistPostEvent Post $post Dispatched after a Post is saved.


Please refer to the contributing document included in this repository.


This Extension comes with a testsuite for coding styles and unit/functional tests. To run the tests simply use the provided composer script:

composer ci:test