Custom Facebook Feed

Getting a Facebook Access Token

This is not required but recommended. To obtain an ‘App’ Access Token from Facebook (which never expires) just follow the steps in this article.

My license key won’t activate

If you’re unable to activate your license key on your website then there could be a few reasons why: 1. The license key you’re trying to activate is invalid Make […]

Getting an extended “User” Access Token

Due to the security restrictions that Facebook places on it’s users content, in order to display some types of content outside of Facebook they require you to use a ‘User’ Access Token. View this article to find out how to obtain one.

Change Log

= VERSION 2.5.15 – November 9th, 2015 = * New: Events posted on your timeline will now show the full event cover photo and use whichever layout you select on […]

WordPress Plugin Shortcode Reference

A complete guide to all of the shortcode argument options available for the WordPress Plugin. Examples included.

No Facebook posts displayed – unable to connect to Facebook API

If you’re not seeing any Facebook posts in your feed then the issue may be that your website isn’t currently able to connect to Facebook’s API. You can check this […]

My Facebook feed appears to have stopped updating, or some posts are missing

If your Facebook feed isn’t updating then it could be due to one of the following reasons: 1) Posts are shared to your Facebook Page from a user’s Personal Profile […]

The formatting of my Facebook feed is incorrect or messed up

There could be a number of causes for this: 1) The plugin’s CSS file is not being loaded into your page. You can check this by right clicking on your […]

Displaying names and avatars in comments

Facebook made a change to their API on February 7th, 2018, which means that it’s no longer possible to display names or avatars for users who comment on your posts […]

The popup lightbox doesn’t display photos and displays a thin line instead

The most common reason for this is that either your theme or another plugin is replacing the lightbox photo with a 1×1 pixel placeholder image. This is most common with […]

How do I customize my Facebook feed?

WordPress plugin You can customize the feed by setting the options on the Customize page, which can be found under the Facebook Feed menu in your left hand WordPress admin menu. If […]

Using shortcode options to customize your Facebook feeds

If you’re only displaying one Facebook feed on your site – even if you’re using it in multiple places – then you don’t need to use our shortcode options. You […]

Can I display my Facebook posts horizontally or in multiple columns?

Displaying posts horizontally To display your posts horizontally you would need to do the following: 2 posts Set the number of posts to be 2, or use the following shortcode: […]

Custom Snippets

CSS WordPress Plugin: Copy and paste these into the Custom CSS section, found under the Misc tab on the plugin’s Customize page. Standalone Plugin: Add these snippets to your website’s […]

Create a “pinned post” in your Custom Facebook Feed

Pin a post to the top of your Facebook feed using this handy code snippet.

Display Posts Based on Shares and/or Likes

Set your feed to display posts only if they have a minimum amount of shares, likes, or shares and likes.

Set Height and/or Width of Each Image Cropped and Centered

Set all images to a specific height and width or a specific height and fluid width with the image cropped and centered. Please see the two methods below:

Remove a particular string or hashtag from the post text

If you’re using a hashtag to filter posts (eg: #showonwebsite) then you may not want that hashtag to show up in your feed. You can use the following snippet to remove a particular string or hashtag.

Free WordPress Plugin Setup

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Facebook pages I’m admin of aren’t listed after authorizing plugin

If you’ve used the “Log in and get my Access Token” button in the plugin to authorize the Smash Balloon Facebook app but some of the Facebook pages which you […]