WordPress Plugin Installation and Configuration

Installing and Configuring the Custom Facebook Feed WordPress Plugin

Watch the videos below for an overview of how to setup and use the WordPress plugin, or scroll down for step-by-step written instructions.

30-Second Quick Setup

5-minute Overview

 

1) Once you’ve purchased the Custom Facebook Feed plugin click on the “Downloads” tab to download the plugin.  Your download link, license key, and purchase information is also emailed to you at the address which you provided during checkout.

 

2) Once you’ve downloaded the zip file there’s no need to open it. You’ll be uploading and installing this zip file directly to WordPress.

Note: If you’re on a Mac then your OS may be set up to automatically unzip zip files when downloading. You can zip the files up again by just right clicking on the folder containing the files and clicking ‘Compress’. Alternatively, you can download the zip directly from your account.

Download the zip file of the Custom Facebook Feed WordPress Plugin

 

3) If you are using the free version of the WordPress plugin then be sure to deactivate it prior to installing the Pro version.

Note: To transfer your settings from the free version to the Pro version just do the following:

1) Check the ‘Preserve Settings when plugin is removed’ setting, which can be found in the following location in WordPress: Facebook Feed > Customize > Misc > Misc Settings
2) Remove the free version
3) Install and activate the Pro version

To upload the Pro version of the plugin click Add New at the top of your WordPress Plugins page.

Click Add New on your WordPress Plugins page

 

4) Click Upload at the top.

Click on Upload at the top of your WordPress Plugins page

 

5) Browse to the zip file which you downloaded when you purchased the plugin and click Install Now

Browse to the zip file that you just downloaded when purchasing the Custom Facebook Feed WordPress plugin

 

6) Activate the plugin.

Activate the plugin

 

7) You’ll now see the Facebook Feed menu appear in your WordPress menu. Navigate to the Settings page and click on the License tab to enter your license key.

Go to the Custom Facebook Feed settings page

Click on the License tab

 

8) Paste your license key into the field and click Save Changes

Enter your license key

 

9) Click Activate License

Activate your license Your license is now activated

 

10) Click on the Configuration tab and then click on the button labeled Connect a Facebook Account

Go to the Configuration page

Connect a Facebook Account

 

11) You will be redirected to Facebook and if you are not logged in then will be prompted to do so. Once logged in, follow the prompts by clicking the Continue button.

 

12) Facebook will then ask you to authorize our plugin to “manage your Pages”. Click OK.
Important: This does not allow our plugin to manage your page settings, edit, post to, or do anything else to your Facebook page. It simply allows the plugin to retrieve a “read-only” Access Token for your page which allows it to retrieve posts or other content you wish to display.
Note: If you plan to display feeds from more than one Facebook page, or use the plugin on other websites, then it is not advised that you use the “Chose what you allow” option, as doing so will prevent the plugin from being able to retrieve a token for other Facebook pages you manage either now or in the future.

 

13) A list of Facebook pages which you are an admin of will be displayed. Select a page and click “Connect this page”.
Note: You do not need to select the Facebook page that you want to display posts from. An Access Token from any Facebook page will work to display posts from any other Facebook page.

Select a Facebook page to connect

 

14) Click Save Settings

Save the changes

 

15) To display your feed simply add the

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

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We’re 9 years old! And what a 9 years it’s been. 5 plugins, over 1.75 million users, and over 5,000 5-star reviews! We couldn’t have come this far without you, and so to show our appreciation we’re running a huge sale for this week only: https://smashballoon.com/sale/

We’re offering 65% off our All Access Bundle which includes all of our popular plugins for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and our fan-favorite Social Wall plugin which combines them all together.

We have tons of exciting updates in store for this year and we’re excited to share them with you soon. Here’s to another year continuing to serve you the best we can to help you reach your goals!

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Were celebrating our rebranding and website relaunch with a huge Launch Party this week! Enter to win a pair of AirPods Pro for FREE and get huge discounts of up to 65% off our plugins! https://smashballoon.com/sale/

Each sale will also help support Save the Children, an amazing charity which helps children in need all around the world.

Comment on Facebook

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I'm an existing customer with an All Access bundle. can I get 65% off renewal? it's due on the 29th March

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After 9 years it was time for a refresh! Our new logo is clean and simple, just like our plugins.
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We have a new balloon to smash!

After 9 years it was time for a refresh! Our new logo is clean and simple, just like our plugins.

5 months ago

Smash Balloon

Like saving time? We’ve been listening to your feedback, and our new Feed Templates feature makes it much quicker and easier to get started creating your perfect feed! Just select a template with one click and let us do the work for you.

Update to v4.2 of the Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin to use this new feature, and find out more details here: smashballoon.com/facebook-feed-templates-update/
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Like saving time? We’ve been listening to your feedback, and our new Feed Templates feature makes it much quicker and easier to get started creating your perfect feed! Just select a template with one click and let us do the work for you.

Update to v4.2 of the Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin to use this new feature, and find out more details here: https://smashballoon.com/facebook-feed-templates-update/

5 months ago

Smash Balloon

Say hello to Instagram Feed 6!

Our biggest update to the plugin yet, with a brand new admin interface. We've redesigned the user experience from the ground up for simplicity, making it way easier to create, manage, and customize your feeds.

- See and edit all your feeds in one place (no more pesky shortcode options!)
- A brand new feed customizer with live feed preview.
- Redesigned settings pages to make it easier to find things.
- Easy color scheme settings to change all your colors in one place.
- Better Shoppable Feeds, import/export settings, and much more!

Check out our announcement post on our blog for more info:
smashballoon.com/new-update-instagram-feed-6/
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Say hello to Instagram Feed 6!

Our biggest update to the plugin yet, with a brand new admin interface. Weve redesigned the user experience from the ground up for simplicity, making it way easier to create, manage, and customize your feeds.

- See and edit all your feeds in one place (no more pesky shortcode options!)
- A brand new feed customizer with live feed preview.
- Redesigned settings pages to make it easier to find things.
- Easy color scheme settings to change all your colors in one place.
- Better Shoppable Feeds, import/export settings, and much more!

Check out our announcement post on our blog for more info:
https://smashballoon.com/new-update-instagram-feed-6/

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shortcode to any page, post or widget, as shown below.

Using the shortcode in a WordPress widget

Using the shortcode in a Text widget

Using the shortcode in a WordPress page

Using the shortcode in a WordPress page


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You can display multiple Facebook feeds on one page and specify options within the shortcode. Click here for a full list of shortcode options.

Using multiple shortcodes to display multiple Custom Facebook Feeds

 

17) Navigate to the Customize page to customize your feed.

Go to the Customize page in the Custom Facebook Feed menu

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