Below you'll find instructions on the more technical aspects of this template.
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Build a fully responsive Instagram gallery in 5 steps.
Use Zapier to connect your Instagram feed to a fully responsive, custom layout with CSS grid.
In this lesson:
Good to know: This grid will add new Instagram posts to your layout, but it won’t grab all existing photos.
In the left toolbar, choose CMS Collections and click the blue button to add your Collection (create the database).
Go ahead and name your collection, e.g., "Instagram feed."
Okay, that's step one. Next: Zapier.
Zapier has a basic format: when this happens … do this. A trigger event and a result.
When new images are posted to your Instagram account, you want this Zap (this whole process) to activate. Let’s make that happen!
In your Zapier account, for the first step, When this happens ...:
Once you connect your account, you can Test and Continue.
And now for the second step (the result), Do this …, you’ll connect the first step to Webflow:
Now click Test and continue again and you’re ready to activate your Zap.
In the top right, verify your Zap is switched to ON.
In the next step, you’ll design your Collection list.
Before you launch into this step, you may want to post a new image or two to your Instagram account to trigger Instagram to pass new photos to your grid.
In this step, you’ll build your Collection list. A Collection list is a list of items from your Collection — the database you created earlier.
In the Webflow Designer, click the plus sign in the left toolbar and under CMS, drag a Collection list onto your canvas where you’d like it to sit.
In the Collection list setting popup, choose Instagram feeds as the Source. This immediately populates your Collection list wrapper with an entry for every new image you uploaded to Instagram at the beginning of this step.
At this stage, there’s no images or layout for your Collection list wrapper. There are 2 different ways to fix this:
Let's start with the quickest way.
The other option is to create a grid layout and add a lightbox element for the gallery.
To create a grid layout:
Learn more about Grid layouts in Webflow.
Okay. That's our grid layout. Now, our layout looks great as is, but let’s make it so that when you click the image, it shows up in a lightbox.
To add an image lightbox:
To publish your project: click the Publish dropdown and choose Publish to Selected Domains. Now when you visit your live site, you can click the images to see and click through them in a lightbox.
Here’s where you can style your grid to give it a custom look with a frame for your pictures.
You can do this in 2 steps:
Now you can add realism to your framed photos with a shadow: With your frame still selected, scroll down in the Style Settings to Effects, and click the + icon next to Box shadows.
Don't forget to publish your project — click the Publish dropdown and Publish to selected domains.
Tweak your grid to best fit each breakpoint. Learn more about how to turn a collection list into a responsive grid in Webflow. When you click into any of the images on the live site — you should see the full gallery! You can switch between each of your Instagram photos and new posts will be added automatically.
Using Webflow and Elfsight, you can showcase a customized Instagram feed on your Webflow website.
In this lesson:
If you don’t already have an Elfsight account, you’ll need to create one to get access to a number of widgets from Elfsight’s Application page. For this lesson, you’ll want the Instagram Feed widget.
Once you click create widget, you can choose from any of the Instagram Feed templates in the left-side panel. Once you select your template, click Continue with this template.
Next, select your Instagram sources: username (e.g., @webflow), hashtag (e.g., #webflow), location (e.g., California), etc. You can also add multiple sources, if you want.
The feed you’re building can be organized by Elfsight’s Filters and Sorting options.
Filtering lets you narrow your feed to display only from a specific username, hashtag, or URL from the sources you added. You can also exclude sources from a specific username, hashtag, or URL, and limit the number of posts in your feed.
The Layout tab is where you’ll set all the details of the widget’s layout. You can choose the number of columns and rows, the amount of space between images, and your breakpoints depending on the width of the window.
Let's talk about breakpoints.
From the Layout tab, click the Columns & Rows button. Here, you can change the breakpoints to match your Webflow breakpoints. Learn more in Intro to breakpoints.
The Colors tab is where you can choose widget colors that match your project. You can customize overlay, buttons, links, background, and text colors.
Note: each Elfsight widget has different color options based on the layout selected.
The More tab is where you can change our widget’s title, the language, or add custom CSS. For example, you can use CSS code to change the font.
Once you finish customizing your widget, save your changes. To copy the embed code, hovering over the code window and click.
Head into the Designer of your Webflow project where you want to add your Instagram feed and add click Add elements in the left panel. From the Add panel, drag an Embed element onto your page. Now you can paste your Instagram embed code from the last step into the Custom Code section. Save & Close.
Note: You can use the embed element to add custom code to your projects if you have a paid Webflow account or if your project has an active site plan.
Click the Publish dropdown and Publish to Selected Domains to see your Instagram feed in action.
You did it — great stuff!