How to Make a Custom Link Tree for Instagram

.

This tip provided by Design Partner Katie Durski of Ribbon & Ink

Who here uses a boring link tree for their Instagram profile link? A link tree is basically a mobile menu that allows you to list different buttons for different places. Most of my full branding wedding vendor clients have Showit sites and I can’t believe I am now just realizing how easy it is to create a custom link tree menu for your Instagram profile. Why use a boring standard menu when you can make one in Showit?! Here are the steps:

  1. Create a new page in your Showit site and name it whatever you want. I named mine “Link Tree.” Others have used “IG” for a shorter link.
  2. Next rename the default canvas to “Instagram” or whatever you want and resize both the mobile and desktop canvas. I'd make the mobile about 1000px high and the desktop to be 700px high and set the the canvas height to “window height” for desktop. 
  3. Next add your logo to your canvas by going to your media library and adding it to your page. Scale it and place it appropriately on both desktop and mobile (tablet users use the desktop view.) 
  4. Then add whatever buttons you want and link them using “click actions” on the left. 
  5. I also added a “browse around” text with a simple rectangle.
  6. Get your url to copy and paste into your link tree. To do this make sure the “page” tab is selected on the left. Then look at “page info” on the right and see what the “slug” says. Add that text to the end of your domain with a “/”. So mine is “www.ribbonandink.com/linktree“. 
  7. Toggle between the desktop and mobile views to make sure your desktop version is set up too as tablet users will see the desktop version and then hit PUBLISH. 
  8. Then simply type your link tree url into your instagram profile and you're DONE! 

 

Examples:

http://thekeyresource.info/ig

http://ribbonandink.com/linktree

 

Learn more from Katie at Ribbon & Ink Blog

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

With two separate businesses, Kelly and Andra both had successful small enterprises on their own. Despite both being introverts, they both knew they wanted to add a member to their team by having a joint venture. After some brainstorming, and evaluating their skill sets, a new design and branding company, With Grace and Gold, was founded […]

Read More

Creative Connections: Showit Designers, With Grace and Gold

The Alexandria is a gorgeous and sophisticated template that will showcase your work in a very elegant fashion. Website design by Gillian Sarah. View The Alexandria View all designs by Gillian Sarah

Read More

The Alexandria by Gillian Sarah

Baileyana Rose is now available FREE inside of Showit thanks to Design Partner Digital Grace Design! Baileyana Rose is a classic and refined template perfect for a light and airy, fine art photographer or feminine event planner.  This Showit template is easily customizable to fit your brand, and includes: • 5 main site pages • […]

Read More

Free Website Design: Baileyana Rose by Digital Grace Design

Learn more about Showit

CHoose a design to Start with

Brand your business like nobody's business with the drag-and-drop website builder made for creatives like you. 

No thanks

     Watch the Free webinar