Hey! I’m Ashton, a designer from San Antonio, TX. I specialize in quirky brands and bold, colorful websites that will help you stand out in the crowd.
Adding your Instagram feed to your website is a great way to make a connection with your audience and encourage them to follow you. Below is a video a tutorial on how to add Instagram to your Showit website.
There are two options for adding your Instagram feed to your Showit Website
Snap Widget and Light Widget.
The pro of Snap Widget is that they have a free version. The con of this free version is that the Instagram feed on your Showit website will not link directly to your Instagram. It links to the Snap Widget website where they have a copy of your post.
This is a problem because now your viewers have to work harder to actually follow you, and we all know that website users have a very limited attention span. Why make them work for something that should be simple?
Snap widget does have a paid version, but the cheapest option is $6 a month, which makes Light Widget the better option.
To use Light Widget to put your Instagram on Showit, there is a one time fee of $10. That’s right. One time ☝️
I don’t know about you, but if I can limit my ever growing number of monthly subscriptions, I’m gonna do it.
Once you’ve chosen a widget service, design your Instagram feed by following the form on the widget website (time stamp 2:15 on the video above.) Then add an embedded code box to the area of your Showit site that you want to add your Instagram feed to.
Resize the box to fit the area, double click it and paste in the code that you generated over on Light Widget (or Snap Widget.) Hit save and then pop over to your mobile editor to make sure it doesn’t look wonky.
Once you have your Instagram feed styled on both desktop and mobile, hit publish and you’re good to go!