As the Webmaster for Balance & Dizziness Canada, WordPress plugins are part of my life. It may sound odd, but plugins make me happy! With plugins I can make all kinds of things work on the website that would otherwise require costly custom programming.
For a long time I've wanted to create a better looking Facebook feed for the site. Now that I've found the right plugin, I want to put Facebook feeds everywhere! I decided to add one here to introduce this plugin to our visitors.
I can customize almost everything about the feed, based on shortcode attributes. I've spent a happy few hours learning all about this plugin. So, wherever you see "Facebook Feed" or "Recent Facebook Posts" on our website, that's the plugin working for us.
Below you will see what is called a half-sized layout, meaning the photo and text are sharing two halves of the page. In the right-hand sidebar you will see a thumbnail-type layout for narrow spaces. Near the bottom of the home page you will see a carousel-style layout. All three styles are controlled by shortcodes, similar to this:
[[custom-facebook-feed carousel=false padding=0 cols=1 num=5 layout=thumb bgcolor=ffffff headertext='Facebook Feed' poststyle=regular sepsize=1 sepcolor=1e73be loadmore=false height=500]]
Pretty cool, eh? 🙂