Setting up the Social Wall Plugin

1) Once you’ve purchased the Social Wall 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.

Download Social Wall from your account


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.

Social Wall .zip file


3) 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 Plugin at the top.

upload plugin to install


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

Upload Social Wall .zip file


6) Activate the plugin.

Activate Social Wall


7) You’ll now see the Social Feeds menu appear in your WordPress menu. Navigate to the License page to enter your license key.

Social Wall active on plugins page

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

Social Wall enter and save license


9) Click Activate License.

Click activate license

license is active


10) Once you’ve installed the plugin click on the Social Feeds item in your WordPress menu.

wordpress menu

11) Install and activate one or more of the Smash Balloon social media plugins:

Instagram Feed Pro (setup directions)
Custom Facebook Feed Pro (setup directions)
Custom Twitter Feeds Pro (setup directions)
Feeds for YouTube Pro (setup directions)

12) Visit the “Create a Social Wall” page. Use the shortcode generator to add the social media feeds and the accounts/feed types for each social media type.

Social Wall shortcode generator

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

14) Once you’ve customized your feed, copy the shortcode into any page, post or widget where you want the social wall to appear.

shortcode added to new page

Questions? Visit our support page for more help.