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How to use the Multifeed Extension to display multiple Facebook pages or groups in the same feed

Installation

Extensions are installed just like any other WordPress plugin. You can follow the same process used when uploading and installing the Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin.

Plugin Version 4.0 and above

Once the extension has been activated, you will now be able to select multiple sources for your Facebook Feed. If you do not have multiple sources, you will first need to add additional sources when creating, or editing your existing feed.

When adding a new feed, you can Add additional sources using the Add New button, and you can then select the multiple selection boxes, like so:

Select multiple sources

For already existing fields, go to Facebook Feed > All Feeds > click Edit for the feed you want to add sources > Customize > Post > SourcesHere, you can now click Add New to add additional sources for this feed and then click Save.

Add New Sources

Setting the number of posts to display

You can set the total number of posts to display in your multifeed just by setting the ‘Number of posts’ option in the feed’s Edit options under Customize > Feed Layout. You can limit the number of posts displayed from each Facebook ID by setting the ‘API Post Limit‘ in the feed’s edit options under Settings > Advanced. You can adjust this to only show a specific number of posts from each connected Source, or if you seem to not be displaying enough posts you can adjust this to be a number higher than the current Number of posts you are displaying.

Below Plugin Version 4.0

Settings Page

Once activated the extension will allow you to add multiple IDs to your ‘Facebook Page ID’ setting field. Simply separate them by commas as shown in the screenshot below.

facebook-plugin-multifeed

Shortcode

The Multifeed extension also then allows you to specify multiple Facebook pages directly in your shortcode like so:

[custom-facebook-feed id="cnn,bbcnews,usatoday"]

Or if they are accounts which are connected on the plugin settings pages, then:

[custom-facebook-feed account="Facebook_page_1, Facebook_page_2, Facebook_page_3"]

Setting the number of posts to display

You can set the total number of posts to display in your multifeed just by setting the ‘Number of posts’ option on the plugin’s Settings page, or by using the ‘num’ option directly in the shortcode:

[custom-facebook-feed id="cnn,bbcnews,usatoday" num=10]

You can limit the number of posts displayed from each Facebook ID by setting the ‘Post Limit’ directly in the shortcode, like so:

[custom-facebook-feed id="cnn,bbcnews,usatoday" num=10 limit=3]

The above example will show 10 total posts, but only the latest 3 posts from each Facebook ID.

Page Events

As each page events feed requires an Access Token for that specific Facebook page then you need to tell the plugin which Access Token is for which page. There’s two ways to do this, by first manually connecting the accounts on the settings page and then either using the “Add to primary feed” button, or adding them to the shortcode like so:

[custom-facebook-feed account="Events_account_1, Events_account_2, Events_account_3"]

Groups

As each groups feed requires an Access Token for that specific Facebook group then you need to tell the plugin which Access Token is for which group.  There’s two ways to do this, by first manually connecting the groups on the settings page and then either using the “Add to primary feed” button, or adding them to the shortcode like so:

[custom-facebook-feed account="group_account_1, group_account_2, group_account_3"]

Shortcode Options

Name Attribute Options Description Example
Page IDs id Any Page ID The IDs of the Facebook pages you want to display id=”cnn,bbcnews,usatoday”
Accounts account Any Acount ID The IDs of the Facebook accounts you want to display account=”account_1,account_2,account_3″
Total Number num Any number The total number of posts to display in your feed num=10
Post Limit limit Any number The number of posts to display from each Facebook ID in your multifeed limit=3

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