Want to impress your visitors with a WordPress Facebook group feed?
With the right tool, it only takes a few minutes to show engaging Facebook group feeds on your site. You can then start converting your visitors in no time at all.
Just read on and we’ll show you the easiest way to do it.
Why Embed a Facebook Group Feed on Your WordPress Website?
First things first, why should you embed Facebook group posts on your website?
For one, Facebook is still the top social media platform out there, with over 1.4 billion people actively using Facebook groups.
If you want your business to build a large following, you can’t afford to ignore that audience.
A Facebook group feed is also a great way to show your communication with your customers. That way, website visitors will see you’re actively interacting with your users, which can improve your brand image.
After all, it’s proof that real people are using and discussing your products. In fact, over 77% of millennials have bought a product after seeing it on Facebook so a Facebook group feed means more sales.
And if you want to build an actual community of users, Facebook groups are even better than pages.
That’s just the start. Here are a few more benefits of showing your Facebook group feed on your WordPress site.
- Embed announcements and other important Facebook posts on your site.
- Show how Facebook users can easily get in touch with you.
- Encourage people to join your Facebook group.
- Add different types of content to make your site look more engaging.
- Guide your users by showing answers to common questions.
As you can see, there are lots of reasons to embed a live Facebook group feed on your website.
Easiest Way to Embed a Facebook Group Feed on WordPress
Now, let’s talk about the ways to embed a Facebook group feed in WordPress.
One way you can do this is by using Facebook’s own Group plugin. Sadly, you’ll have to deal with a lot of downsides here.
You can only use it to show a basic link to your Facebook group. There’s not a lot you can do with that.
On top of that, it can be super confusing if you don’t have some technical knowledge.
The good news is, you can just use a WordPress Facebook plugin for an easier way to show a Facebook group feed.
This is where Custom Facebook Feed Pro comes in. With this, you can add a WordPress Facebook group feed and start converting visitors in no time.
Unlike the Group plugin, this doesn’t limit you at all. You can connect, customize and embed all of the content from your Facebook group. All that, with zero coding needed.
Here are a few more features that you can get from Custom Facebook Feed Pro:
- User-friendly: You won’t have to deal with codes or complex UI. In just a few clicks, you can set everything up and have a Facebook feed ready.
- Multiple feeds: With this one plugin, you can add as many Facebook feeds as you like. You can also add different types of feeds, like event calendars, carousels, videos, albums, and much more.
- Search Engine ready: Other Facebook feed plugins use iFrames, which is bad news since search engines will ignore all the iFrame content. Since this plugin has no iFrames, your Facebook feeds will be recognized by search engines which will help your SEO.
- Pop-up lightbox for media: Your visitors don’t need to leave your site to see the photos and videos. The feed can show your media files in a nice-looking lightbox.
- Highly customizable: You’ll have a lot of control over the looks of your feed. Just set the layout, header style, text color, link color, and more. Plus, you’ll get feeds that automatically match your website’s branding.
And if you want, you can get the extensions to add even more features,
As a result, Custom Facebook Feed Pro has ended up with a 4.8/5 star rating from over 200,000 active users.
In fact, the plugin is also trusted by some of the biggest brands out there.
All in all, this has to be the best Facebook feed plugin for WordPress. From groups to pages, you can display your feeds without any difficulties.
How to Embed a Facebook Group Feed on WordPress
Now, let’s get started and show you the easiest way to add a Facebook group feed to your WordPress site.
Step 1: Install the Custom Facebook Feed Pro Plugin
First, you can go and get your copy of Custom Facebook Feed Pro here.
Once you have the plugin, just install and activate it.
Not sure how to do that? Here’s a quick guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Step 2: Create a Facebook Group Feed
Now that you have the plugin up and running, go to Facebook Feed » All Feeds from your dashboard.
Here, you can just click on the Add New button at the top.
Pick the option you prefer here, and then click on Next.
In this tutorial, we’ll go for a timeline feed.
After that, it’s time to connect your new feed to a Facebook group in step 3.
Step 3: Connect Your Feed to a Facebook Group
To connect the Facebook feed to your group, you’ll first need to click on the Add New button here.
You can then choose between connecting to a Facebook page or a group. Just select Facebook Group from the options and click on Connect.
After you click that, the plugin will redirect you to Facebook.
There, just click on Continue to give the plugin read-only access to your account.
Using this read-only access, the plugin can only view your Facebook posts and can’t make any changes. As a result, Smash Balloon is completely safe.
To confirm the access, you can just click on the Continue button on the next popup.
Now, you can see all of your Facebook groups listed out. Just select the group that you want to embed and click on Next.
Once you do that, a popup will ask you to add the Smash Balloon app to your Facebook account.
All you have to do is follow the instructions here to add the Smash Balloon app.
After that, you can go back to WordPress and check the popup once again. There, click on Done to continue.
Finally, you can select your Facebook group among the sources and then click on Next.
You can then move on to step 4 where you customize the design of your new WordPress Facebook group feed.
Step 4: Customize Your Facebook Group Feed
Now, it’s time to customize your Facebook feed using the live feed editor.
On the left side of the screen, you can see all the customization options for your feed. Using these. you can change the feed type, layout, color scheme, header style, and much more.
And on the right, you can find the live preview of your Facebook feed.
To get started, select the Feed Layout option on the left.
With Custom Facebook Feed Pro, you get 4 options for your feed layout: List, Grid, Masonry, and Carousel.
Using the list layout, all of your Facebook group posts will be shown in a single column. If you want each post to be more visible, then you can go for this option.
To show a lot of Facebook posts at once, you can give the grid option a try. It will show your posts in a grid of rows and columns.
The next option is the masonry layout. You can use it to show posts in different columns while keeping their original proportions.
After that, you have the carousel option that adds a beautiful Facebook carousel slider with your Facebook group posts. It’s a great way to make your site look more dynamic.
Once you pick the layout option you prefer, click on the Save button to save your changes.
Next, click on the Customize button at the top to go back to the main customization options.
You can now change the color of your Facebook group feed. To do that, just select Color Scheme from the customization options on the left.
After you click on it, you can choose from 4 different options for the color scheme of your feed.
- Inherit from Theme: Copy the color scheme of your website.
- Light: Clear white backgrounds with darker font color
- Dark: Dark background with a lighter font color
- Custom: Choose all the colors yourself
Select the color scheme you prefer and then click on Save.
And that’s just the start. You can now customize the other parts of your group feed, including the header style, margins, post layout, visible elements, and much more.
Once you’re done customizing the design of your Facebook group feed, you can go to the final step and embed it on your website.
Step 5: Add Your Facebook Group Feed to WordPress
Now, you’re ready to embed your Facebook group feed on your WordPress site. For this part, you have 2 different ways to do it:
- Add your Facebook group feed to a WordPress page
- Add your Facebook group feed to the WordPress sidebar or footer
Let’s take a look at them below:
Add Your Facebook Group Feed to a WordPress Page
You can easily embed your Facebook group feed on a WordPress page from the live feed editor.
To get started, just click on the Embed button on the top right.
On this new popup, you select where to add your Facebook feed. Pick the Add to a Page option here.
After that, you can see a list of your WordPress pages. Just choose where you want to embed your Facebook feed and then click on the Add button.
The plugin will now open that page so you can embed your Facebook group feed.
To do that, click on the plus icon (+) and add a new block.
Then, just select Custom Facebook Feed from the options.
Finally, click on the Publish button and you’re done! Now open up your site, and you should see your WordPress Facebook group feed there.
And that’s the first way to add your Facebook group feed to WordPress.
Add Your Facebook Group Feed to the WordPress Sidebar or Footer
If you want to post your Facebook group feed on the sidebar or footer instead, you can also do it from the live feed editor.
First, you’ll have to open the Facebook feed in the live feed editor. You can do that by going to the Facebook Feed » All Feeds menu from your dashboard.
Here, you can find all of your Facebook feeds listed out. All you have to do now is click on the Facebook group feed that you want to embed.
After you click on it, it will open up the live editor again. Here, click on the Embed button on the top right.
The next step is to pick the location of your Facebook feed. From the popup, select the Add to a Widget option to continue.
The plugin will then send you to the Widgets page of your site. There, you can add your new Facebook group feed as a Facebook widget.
To proceed, click on the Sidebar panel on this page.
You can also click on a Footer panel instead, if you want to add your Facebook group feed on the footer area.
For this tutorial, we’ll embed the Facebook group feed on the sidebar.
Next, click on the plus icon (+) and add a new widget. Then select the Custom Facebook Feed widget from the options.
Finally, click on the Update button and you’re done!
Your new Facebook group feed widget is now ready. Just open up your WordPress site and you can check how it looks.
And that’s it!
So now you know how to embed a WordPress Facebook group feed. All you need is the Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin and you can post beautiful Facebook group feeds to engage visitors on your site.
Then, you can get them to join and interact with your Facebook community. At the same time, a Facebook group feed is also going to help you boost your conversions and get more sales.
So what are you waiting for?
Grab your copy of Custom Facebook Feed Pro, and you can get more Facebook group members and product sales!
Want to get even more people in your Facebook group? Then take a look at our guide on how to make your Facebook group popular.
And while you’re here, don’t forget to check out our article on the best types of social media posts to engage people.