The website-building process for many Webflow experts starts with creating a site design in Figma.
However, Figma designs are static, and getting a dynamic prototype means copying everything from the popular web app for interface design to Webflow.
Luckily, the Figma to Webflow plugin streamlined this process.
In the following guide, we’ll help you set up the plugin and help you get started.
What Is Figma to Webflow Plugin and How Does It Work?
Developed by Webflow Labs, the Figma to Webflow Plugin helps you turn your Figma designs into Webflow CSS and HTML.
In other words, you can easily copy your designs from Figma and add them to your Webflow projects in the form of responsive flexbox structures. Once your design is ready in Webflow, you can start adding content to it with Webflow’s robust CMS and launch the site once it’s ready.
The plugin supports typography, border, and shadow styles, auto layout, absolute position, images, opacity, linear gradients and background images, and shape and vector SVG conversion.
Moreover, it has various additional features, including 20+ prebuilt layouts and responsive structures, automatic creation of your style guide, support for vector nodes export s SVGs, 50+ CSS declarations support, and more.
Of course, after your design is added to Webflow, there’s still plenty of work to do to make a fully functional and impactful website. In other words, Figma to Webflow can speed up some processes, but don’t think of it as a one-click website transformation tool that will automatically build your Webflow site from your Figma designs.
Setting Up the Figma to Webflow Plugin
Setting up the Figma to Webflow plugin isn’t a difficult process. However, take into account that this is just the first step towards leveraging its full potential.
Here’s a step-by-step installation guide.
- Open a Figma account — Since you’re on this page, the chances are you already use Figma as your primary tool for design and collaboration. Therefore, we’ll assume that you have an account. In case you don’t, please register at figma.com.
- Go to the official Figma to Webflow plugin page — In the upper right corner, you’ll see a blue Try it out button. Click on it to begin setting it up.
- Click on Run — After clicking on Try it out, a new Figma design file will open up, and you’ll have to select the option Run. This will request authorization from your Webflow account.
- Select which sites you want to authorize — Check which of your Webflow projects will authorize the Figma to Webflow plugin (in case you have many projects). Of course, you can do it for your entire Webflow workspace. Click on Authorize app when you finish deciding on this.
- Open the Figma to Webflow plugin in Figma — If the plugin doesn’t open automatically in your Figma app, click on Resources -> Plugins tab -> Click Run on Figma to Webflow plugin.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed the plugin, and it’s ready to use.
Figma to Webflow Plugin: What’s Next?
Installing the plugin is just the beginning.
Next, it’s important to learn how to use it to make the transition from Figma to Webflow smooth and easy. We overviewed the Figma to Webflow plugin on our YouTube channel, listing several easy steps for using this tool.
Here’s a quick overview of all steps we covered in the video:
- Step 1: Getting familiar with the plugin and understanding how it works.
- Step 2: Understanding how our class naming system in Figma works to further streamline the transition to Webflow.
- Step 3: Setting up the grid and properly configuring building blocks before designing the pages.
- Step 4: Migrating and designing the homepage with Figma
- Step 5: Setting up your styleguide and applying it in your project properly
- Step 6: Designing, naming, structuring, and migrating components for maximum efficiency
- Step 7: Learning how to add HTML tags to Figma
- Step 8: Preparing everything for the transfer to Webflow and development
However, if you’re interested in mastering the plugin, we suggest checking our Figma to Webflow Plugin Masterclass. It also features additional steps in our process to help you complete your project successfully.
- Step 9: Exploring plugins and tips for improving the Figma to Webflow transition
- Step 10: Understanding how to create and apply styleguide in Webflow.
- Step 11: Copying components and cleaning up classes
- Step 12: (BONUS) Going zero to hero in a two-hour workshop in which our team explores the Figma to Webflow plugin.
In addition to 12 detailed lessons on using the tool, we offer bonus content, including a Figma Styleguide & Checklist and Webflow Styleguide.
Most importantly, we offer a bonus Plugin Workshop (listed as Step 12), where you can have an exclusive look at our in-house team using the plugin on a real project. This will help you get hands-on practical experience and learn how to leverage the plugin to make your website designing and developing process much easier.