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Instagram client for Django.

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master================ django-instagram ================

A Django application that allows to use some template tags to display content from an Instagram public profile.


Install Django with your favourite linux packaging system or you can use pip for installing python packages, if Django is not an official package for your distribution:

Use pip to install Django Instagram:

pip install django-instagram

Pip should take care of the package dependencies for Django Instagram.


Add the application to INSTALLED_APPS:


Rebuild your application database, this command depends on which version of Django you are using.

In Django 2.0 (recommended):

python makemigrations django_instagram

Them migrate the db:

python migrate


The instagram_user_recent_media brings into context two objects:

  • profile: Contains the who scraped object.
  • recent_media: Contains the recent media, like 10 or 12 entries or so.

A Django example using a TemplateView View class with a context variable called instagram_profile_name:

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
from django.views.generic import TemplateView
urlpatterns = [
    path('', TemplateView.as_view(template_name='index.html', extra_context={
        "instagram_profile_name": "amd"

You can display the data contained in recent_media list like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>

{% load instagram_client %}

<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>{{ instagram_profile_name|capfirst }} Instagram feed</title>
<h1>{{ instagram_profile_name|capfirst }} Instagram Feed</h1>
<div id="django_recent_media_wall">
    {% instagram_user_recent_media instagram_profile_name %}
    {% for media in recent_media %}
        <div class="django_instagram_media_wall_item">
            <a href="//{{ media.shortcode }}" target="_blank">
                <img src="{{ media.thumbnail_src }}"/>
                <span>{{ media.edge_media_to_caption.edges.0.node.text }}</span>
    {% endfor %}
<p>Got from instagram</p>

There are also two inclusion tags that includes an example of how to parse data from Instagram, you can also use them like this:

{% load instagram_client %}

<h1>Instagram media wall</h1>
{% instagram_recent_media_wall username="intel" %}

<h1>Instagram sliding box</h1>
{% instagram_recent_media_box username="intel" %}


As you may have noticed some filters can be used for sizing the pictures, here is the list of the usable fitlers:

For standard size:

{% for media in recent_media %}
<img src="{{ media.thumbnail_src|standard_size }}"/>
{% endfor %}

For low resolution images:

{% for media in recent_media %}
<img src="{{ media.thumbnail_src|low_resolution }}"/>
{% endfor %}

For thumbnail size:

{% for media in recent_media %}
<img src="{{ media.thumbnail_src|thumbnail }}"/>
{% endfor %}


  • 0.3.2 Compatibility fix for Django 3.
  • 0.3.1 Template tag accepts context variables.
  • 0.3.0 Updates to the scraping algorithm.
  • 0.2.0 New scraping algorithm, removed Python Instagram.
  • 0.1.1 Numerous bug fixes, better documentation.
  • 0.1.0 Work in progress version.

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