February 27, 2020
Hey guys! In this video tutorial, I show you how to embed your Instagram feed into your website.
Embedding your Instagram is a great feature to add if your business uses the platform to regularly create content. It helps you build that know/like/trust factor with website visitors and invite them to continue the conversation elsewhere!
I like to use LightWidget to embed my feed into my website. At the time of creating this video, the widget costs a one-time fee of $10 which in my opinion is a lot better than paying monthly instalment for a membership.
Ps. I am not affiliated with LightWidget in any way, I just think it is a great and sturdy widget!
Throughout this tutorial, I will show you how to set up a single row Instagram feed on your website that is mobile responsive. I also show you how to embed the code into your Showit Website.
The initial settings for your LightWidget Instagram Embed are going to look a bit like this
Type of Widget: Grid
Number of Columns: 6
Number of Rows: 1
Image Hover Effect: This one is a personal preference! Go wild!
Padding (how much space between each post) : 2
Now this part is really important if you are following the 6 column look. Obviously, on a mobile, things on the screen are going to look a little smaller so you are going to want to add a responsive setting
Max Width: 480px (this is what works for me on Showit! You may have to look at your website platform breakpoints)
Type of Widget: Slideshow (this will make your most recent posts slide through)
Number of coloumns: 2
Number of photos: 6
Image hover effect: (Doesn’t matter too much for mobile, but if you are working with different breakpoints that have hover abilities, you can choose whatever you like!)
Once you have set up your widget, go ahead and save and pay for it! You will be given a code which you can use to embed straight into your drag and drop website. Just look for a setting which allows you to embed in a frame.
As always, if you have any issues send me a message and I can try to help!
I'm Madison; a thrift-loving, surf searching Brand + Web Designer based on the Gold Coast, Australia.
I help small business owners, photographers and downright-cool-people build strategic online spaces that help them achieve FREEDOM.