Custom Facebook Feed plugin
To display multiple Facebook Page feeds on different pages in a WordPress Blog can be tricky, most plugins only show the Page feed from one Facebook page.
There’s a great new plugin for WordPress called “Custom Facebook Feed” that allows you to display your own Facebook Page feed, as well as feeds from any other Facebook Page you want. The Developers have updated it for compatibility with WordPress 3.9.1 as recently as 6 June 2014.
1: Login to your WordPress Dashboard and select Plugins – Add New
2: In the Search text input box, enter the plugin name: “Custom Facebook Feed” and select Search Plugins
3: Make sure this is the plugin created by Smash Balloon, select Install Now.
4: After successful installation, select Facebook Feed – Settings from your WordPress Left side menu bar.
5: In the Configuration section add your Facebook Page ID. This is the web address of your Facebook Business Page, without the http://facebook.com/ and select Save Changes
6: For example, my Facebook Page web address is https://www.facebook.com/designbysimon – so my Facebook Page ID is designbysimon
7: Select Facebook Feed – Customize to change the width and height of the Feed.
8: Select Customize – Typography to add the Facebook header and logo to the Feed.
9: Don’t forget to set the plugin to your country’s Timezone, find this under Customize – Typography – Post Date –Timezone.
10: Select Customize – Misc to add the Facebook Like Box to your Facebook Feed, select Save Changes.
11: To add the Facebook Feed plugin to a sidebar in your Blog, select Appearance – Widgets from the WordPress left side bar menu
12: Drag a Text widget to a Widget box and enter the Custom Facebook Feed shortcode
13: The Custom Facebook Feed should display using this shortcode:
14: You can also insert your Facebook Feed directly inside a Post or Page, as seen above.
Example website using multiple Facebook Feeds
As web designer for St. John’s Central College, I installed Custom Facebook Feed plugin to allow the display of multiple Facebook Feeds for each College Department that has their own Facebook Page.
The Tourism Department has their own Facebook page, but only one Facebook Page ID can be entered under the Facebook Feed Plugin Settings. However there is a way to display a Facebook Feed from another Facebook Page, by changing the shortcode to include “id=” and then adding the Facebook Page ID to this shortcode.
The Tourism Department Facebook Feed as it appears on the Tourism Department section of the St. John’s Central College website
The Film Department has their own Facebook Page and this is their Feed shortcode: