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Displaying Facebook Videos using the WordPress Plugin

There are two main ways in which you can use the Custom Facebook Feed WordPress plugin to display videos from your Facebook page; from your Facebook Videos page, or from your Facebook page timeline.

Plugin Version 4.0 and above

From your Facebook Videos page

This method will pull the videos directly from your Videos page on Facebook and display them in a grid format similar to how they are displayed on Facebook as you can see in this demo, or in the Masonry layout. When clicked, the video will be played directly on your site inside the pop-up lightbox.

videos-page

To display a video feed, when creating a new feed select the Videos Feed Type.

Select feed type video

or editing an existing one under Facebook Feed > All Feeds > select Edit for the feed > Settings > Feed Type > click Change and select Videos.

From the timeline

When selecting the Feed Type, select Timeline. You can control which content to display in the Customize options for the feed later.

Select feed type video

For the created feed, go to Facebook Feed > All Feeds > select Edit for the feed > Settings > Filters >  Select Only specified posts and Video

Customize the Layout of the Video Feed

To set the layout to be either Masonry or Grid, go to Facebook Feed > All Feeds > select Edit for the feed > Customize > Feed Layout > Select the layout you want to display. Here you can also further customize the number of posts or columns you want to display for different devices.

Below Version 4.0

From your Facebook Videos page

This method will pull the videos directly from your Videos page on Facebook and display them in a grid format similar to how they are displayed on Facebook, and as you can see in this demo. When clicked, the video will be played directly on your site inside the pop-up lightbox.

videos-page

You can display videos from your Facebook Videos page in two ways; using the plugin’s Settings pages or using the shortcode options.

Settings pages:

Click on the plugin’s ‘Customize’ page, and in the ‘Post Types’ section uncheck all other post types apart from ‘Videos’. You can then select to show videos from your ‘Videos Page’.

videos-options

Shortcode options:

Just set the post type to be ‘videos’ in your shortcode and then change the video source to be your Facebook Videos Page, like so:

[custom-facebook-feed type=videos videosource=videospage]

From the timeline

This method will get a batch of posts from your Facebook Page or Group’s timeline and then filter through them and only display the ones which are “video posts”. They will be displayed in a “post” layout, as you can see in this demo, and will show the post text along with the likes and comments below each post.

videos-timeline

You can display videos from your timeline in two ways; using the plugin’s Settings pages or using the shortcode options.

Settings pages:

Click on the plugin’s ‘Customize’ page, and in the ‘Post Types’ section uncheck all other post types apart from ‘Videos’. You can then select to show videos from your ‘Timeline’.

timeline-videos-options

Shortcode options:

Just set the post type to be ‘videos’ in your shortcode and then change the video source to be your timeline, like so:

[custom-facebook-feed type=videos videosource=timeline]

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