Custom Facebook Feed

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.

Add an “Invite” link to the bottom of your events

Due to Facebook API limitations it’s not possible to add the actual functionality of the Invite button which you see on Facebook in your event, but you can add an invite link to the bottom of your events which will link users to the event on Facebook and allow them to invite other people from there. Just add the following to the plugin’s Custom JavaScript section (Customize > Misc > Custom JavaScript):

Facebook API Error Message Reference

If you receive an error message when trying to display your posts then you can use the table below to diagnose the issue and find the relevant solution. Error Message […]

The post text limit is not shortening the text correctly

This issue occurs with some WordPress themes due to them using their own content formatting function which overrides the WordPress default function, causing some additional HTML elements to be added […]

How to only display the Like Box by itself

The Facebook “Like Box” widget can be optionally included in your feed, but if you’d like to only display the Like Box and not any posts then you can use […]

Custom Facebook Feed – GDPR Compliance

Important: If you are using our Custom Facebook Feed plugin on your website then please refer to our GDPR disclosure for full details regarding compliance and how data is transferred […]