Want to show an Instagram feed on your Webflow site? No worries - I'll show you how to do this using automation tool Zapier. This is part 1 of a 3 part series.
If your company is active on Instagram and it fits your business objectives, why not show your Instagram feed on your Webflow website or landing page? Webflow currently doesn’t have a dedicated “Instagram” feature in their Designer that lets you add the feed with the click of a button. This is why in this case you’ll need to rely on external tools that work in tandem with Webflow to make this happen. While there are different services that can help you achieve the same or similar outcome, in this article I focus on the integrating the Instagram feed with Zapier. Zapier is a web-based service which lets you connect different apps with each other. For instance you could add a new event to your Google calendar and automatically add a new CMS item to your Webflow CMS collection which displays as a new event on your Webflow site. In this example you save time by not having to enter the event twice - once in Webflow and once in your Google calendar. But now let’s get back to Webflow & Instagram and showing you how to make both tools play nicely together.
Note that at any time you can stop the workflow from running by pressing the on/off button in Zapier. You can also delete your workflow entirely if required. Also keep in mind that with Zapier’s free account, Zapier only checks for new Instagram posts every 15 minutes. This means if you post lots of Instagram photos after another, it might take a little while for them to appear in your CMS Collection (and therefore on your Webflow site). Lastly, Zapier will only automatically pull future Instagram posts into Webflow and won’t fetch the ones you’ve already published before setting up your Zapier workflow. I’ll explain how to remedy this in part 2 of this series.
Also in Part 2 of this series I’ll show you how to style your CMS Collection list in Webflow and actually make your Instagram posts visible on your site.
Hope this rundown helped you get Instagram working on your Webflow site. Want me to set this up for you on your Webflow site? No worries, just get in touch with me.
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