Multifeed Extension

Overview

The Multifeed extension adds the ability to display posts or events from multiple Facebook pages in one single feed. The posts are ordered by date with the newest posts at the top.

Below are a couple of screenshots of the Multifeed extension in use:

Each post can be styled independently based on the author:

multifeed-colors

 

 Aggregate news content from different Facebook pages into one feed:

multifeed-screenshot

See the How to use tab above for directions on how to use the extension.

How to use

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.

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.

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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"]

Or by pairing the Facebook ID and Access Token, like so:

ID1:TOKEN1, ID2:TOKEN2, ID3:TOKEN3

Here’s an example of doing this in the shortcode:

[custom-facebook-feed type=events id="page_id_1, page_id_2, page_id_3" accesstoken="page_id_1:access_token_1, page_id_2:access_token_2, page_id_3:access_token_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"]

Or by pairing the Facebook ID and Access Token, like so:

ID1:TOKEN1, ID2:TOKEN2, ID3:TOKEN3

Here’s an example of doing this in the shortcode:

[custom-facebook-feed pagetype=group id="group_id_1, group_id_2, group_id_3" accesstoken="group_id_1:access_token_1, group_id_2:access_token_2, group_id_3:access_token_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