How to Make a Website like Instagram

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In this tutorial, we are going to show you How to Make a Website like Instagram without any coding. To build this website, we are using PixelPhoto – The Ultimate Image Sharing & Photo Social Network Platform script.

How to Make a Website like Instagram

Why we are using PixelPhoto script

PixelPhoto is the most completed image sharing script, which specially designed to make a website like Instagram. It has a beautiful modern looking responsive design and perfectly optimizes for mobile devices. They also provide Android and iOS app separately.

PixelPhoto filled with tons of amazing features like Upload images & videos, face filters using a webcam, night mode, Ads system, affiliate system, Videocall, raise money system, store system to sell images, and more.

Requirements

Server Requirements Files included 
PHP 5.5+ PHP Files
MySQLi Extension CSS Files
GD Library JavaScript JS
Mbstring JavaScript JSON
cURL HTML
ZIP SQL
allow_url_fopen

Installation

Download the latest version of PixelPhoto Script.

Upload PixelPhoto script to server

1. Upload all files/folders located inside the “Script” folder to your server. (Don’t upload Script folder, upload all files and folders inside it) as shown in the image.

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2. Now open your browser (Google Chrome recommended).

3. Go to http://www.YOURSITENAME.com/install (Replace “YOURSITENAME” with your domain)

4. Now you will be redirected to the installation page.

5. Fill all the requirements as mention below.

  • Purchase code: Your Envato purchase code.
  • SQL Host name: Your MySQL host name, e.g: localhost
  • SQL Username: Your MySQL username.
  • SQL Password: Your MySQL user password.
  • SQL Database: Your MySQL database name.
  • Site URL: Your website URL where you will install the script
  • Site Name: Your site name, max 32 characters.
  • Site Title: Your site title, max 100 characters.
  • Site E-mail: Your site email.
  • Admin Username: Choose your admin username.
  • Admin Password: Choose your admin password.

6. Once you fill all the information, please click the install button, the installation process may take up to 5 minutes.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Important Note: After the installation is finished, please make sure to delete the folder “install”.

7. After the installation complete, you’ll be redirected to the login page.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Now your Website is ready to go. You can log in to your site as admin to access the admin panel.

Admin Panel

PixelPhoto provides a powerful admin panel where you can control all website features.

To access the Admin Panel, you have to log in with the admin account and click on the Admin Panel icon.

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Dashboard

In the Dashboard, you can track all your website stats like Total Users, Posts, Comments, Online Users, Messages, Videos, Photos, Likes, and more.

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Settings
General Settings

Go to Admin Panel » Settings » General Settings to control all the general features like Upload & Post system, Store, FFMPEG system, User, and more.

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Site Settings

Go to Settings » Site Settings to access all the Website Settings, Image Watermark, Google Analytics, Post and Other Settings.

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E-mail Settings

Now go to Settings » E-mail Settings to set your SMTP for email notification.

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Social Login Settings

Go to Settings » Social Login Settings to add Facebook, Twitter, and more other social login options.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Storage Settings

If you are using any third-party cloud storage like Google Cloud or Amazon S3 Storage, then you can manage via Settings » Storage Settings.

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Ads Settings

Go to Settings » Ads Settings to manage your ads code.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Playtube Support

If You have Playtube script, then you can link your Playtube site here Settings » Playtube Support.

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Payment Settings

Go to Settings » Payment Settings to manage all your payment gateways.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Languages

PixelPhoto supports multiple languages and comes 8 pre-install languages.

Manage Languages

Go to Admin Panel » Languages » Manage Languages to Manage & Edit Languages.

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Add language & keys

For adding new languages go to Languages » Add language & keys.

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Users
Manage Users

To Manage and Edit users Go to Admin Panel » Users » Manage Users.

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Manage Verification Requests

Go to Users » Manage Verification Requests to manage all users verifications.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Manage Business Requests

You can manage all Business Account Request here Users » Manage Business Requests.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Manage  Fundings

To manage all the raise money funding system, Go to Users » Manage Fundings.

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Black List

If you want to blacklist any user using IP, email or username, you can do it from here Users » Black List.

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Affiliates Settings

Go to Users » Affiliate Settings, if you want to enable the affiliate system so users can earn money by referring.

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Pro System

You can also provide the pro system to your users where they can boost their posts. To access this feature, go to Admin Panel » Pro System.

Pro Settings

Go to Pro System » Pro Settings to manage Pro features.

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Manage Pro Users

Go to Pro System » Manage Pro Users to Edit & Manage Pro Users.

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Advertisement

PixelPhoto provides one of the best advertising system where users can advertise their products or brand.

Manage Ads

To manage ads go to Admin Panel » Advertisement » Manage Ads.

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Ads Settings

Go to Advertisement » Ads Settings to enable advertisement system and change the bidding of cost by view & cost by click.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Payment Requests

Go to Advertisement » Payment Requests to manage all the payment requests.

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Bank Receipts and Earnings

To check your Total Earnings and Manage Your Bank Receipts, Go to Admin panel » Manage Bank Receipts and for earnings Admin Panel » Earnings.

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Posts

To manage user posts go to Admin panel » Posts » Manage Posts.

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Image Store

To manage your store items, category, and check store revenue navigate to Admin Panel » Image Store.

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 Blogs

Navigate to Admin Panel » Blogs to manage your articles, blog categories, and add new articles.

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Design
Themes

To select a theme, go to Admin Panel » Design » Themes, For Now, they have only one default theme, but if you want different theme then you can check third-party theme Pixelgram which specially made for PixelPhoto script.

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Change Site Design

To add Logo, favicon, and more. Go to Design » Change Site Design.

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Reports

To manage all types of reports, Go to Admin Panel » Reports.

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Pages

To edit all pages like Terms of Use, Privacy policy, and more, Go to Admin Panel » Pages.

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Mobile & API settings

To manage push notifications system, Go to Admin Panel » Mobile & API Settings.

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Backup

To create a backup of your website, Go to Admin Panel » Backup » Create New Full Backup.

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User Features

Here are some of the details about PixelPhoto features that users will experience while using this site.

Homepage

After login/registering, users will see the Homepage where they can access all the core features of PixelPhoto like upload media, Add story, Explore, Store, Messages, Notifications, Profile, etc..

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Profile Settings

In Profile Settings, users can manage all their settings like Password, Privacy, Business account, Verification, My affiliates, Withdrawal, etc..

How To Make A Website Like Instagram

Advertising

PixelPhoto provides one of the best advertising system where users can advertise their products or brand, to access this feature click on advertising in the footer.

Create Advertising

Go to Advertising » Create and fill all the necessary details.

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Wallet

Now go to the Wallet to add money for advertisement.

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Advertising

Go to Advertising to check your all advertising overview.

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Now you are ready to launch your own Instagram looking website. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know by commenting below.