- How to Configure and Style EA Facebook Feed
- How to Retrieve Facebook Page ID & Access Token
- How to Activate Facebook Feed
- How to Configure the Content Settings
- How to Style Facebook Feed
- Final Outcome
How to Configure and Style EA Facebook Feed #
EA Facebook Feed allows you to display your Facebook posts in an amazing way on your WordPress site. It gives you the complete freedom to personalize the Facebook Feed any way you want and make it appealing to your website visitors.
How to Retrieve Facebook Page ID & Access Token #
Before you begin, make sure that you already have created a Facebook Page on your Account and have some posts published on that page. Afterward, follow this below guideline to retrieve Facebook Page ID & Access Token:
Step 1 – Create a New App ID #
First of all, login to your Facebook profile and go to Facebook Developers Account. Afterward, click on the ‘My Apps’ option as shown below.
This will redirect you to a new page. Here, click on the ‘Create App’ button to create a new app in Meta Developers. A popup will appear where you will be asked to specify what you need your app to do. Simply click on the ‘None’ and go to the next step by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.
Next, you will be asked to give your app a name in the ‘Display Name’ field, and set the email address for your app in the ‘App Contact Email’. Once this is done, click on the ‘Create App’ button. You may be prompted to complete a quick security check.
If you have completed these steps, then you have successfully created an app for Meta Developers. Next, you have to generate the access token for your app.
Step 2 – Generate Page Access Token #
After creating your app, you will be redirected to the Dashboard page. Click on the ‘Tools’ option from the Menu and go to the ‘Graph API Explorer’ page.
Now you will be redirected to a new page. Click on the ‘Facebook App’ drop down and choose the app you just created.
Now click on the ‘App Token’ drop down and choose the ‘Get Page Access Token’ option.
Simply go ahead and continue as your user account.
Afterward, make sure to choose the page from which you want to retrieve your Posts and hit the ‘Next’ button.
After finishing the previous step, simply enable the option to manage your pages and hit the ‘Done’ button.
Once you are done with all these previous steps, your Page will be successfully linked to your Facebook account.
Afterward, you have to set some permissions for your app. These are the permissions that you need to add:
-pages_manage_cta -pages_manage_instant_articles -pages_show_list -pages_read_engagement -pages_manage_metadata -pages_read_user_content -pages_manage_posts -pages_manage_engagement
You can add these permissions by clicking on the options shown below. Make sure to add the permissions given in this list.
when you have added the permissions, you will see some of the permissions are marked as green.
Now you will click on the ‘Generate Access Token‘ button and go through the same process again. Your permissions will be successfully added to your app.
Don’t forget to also extend your Facebook token expiry date so you can continue using EA Facebook Feed widget on your website. To do this, follow the step-by-step guidelines given in our detailed documentation here.
Step 3 – Collect Your Facebook Page ID #
To collect your Facebook Page ID, first of all, go to your Facebook page itself. Afterward, from the URL bar, simply just copy the page URL.
Now, let’s go to this site and simply just paste your Facebook Page URL. Then, hit the ‘Find Numeric ID’ button.
This is how you can retrieve your Facebook Page ID:
How to Activate Facebook Feed #
To use this Essential Addons element, find the ‘EA Facebook Feed’ element from the Search option under the ‘ELEMENTS’ tab. Simply just Drag & Drop the ‘EA Facebook Feed’ into the ‘Drag widget here’ or the ‘+’ section.
How to Configure the Content Settings #
Under the ‘Content’ tab, you will be able to configure the settings for EA Facebook Feed.
Facebook Account Settings #
Before you begin, you need to make sure that you have retrieved the necessary API Keys to connect with your Facebook account. You can simply follow the steps mentioned previously to insert the ‘Page ID’ and ‘Access Token’.
After you are done collecting your Access Token and Page ID, simply just insert it under the ‘Facebook Account Settings’ section in their respective fields. You would be then able to view your recent Facebook posts once the connection is successfully established.
Feed Settings #
From the ‘Feed Settings’ section, you have the flexibility to use the dropdown ‘Sort By’ to change in which order you want your Facebook Feed to appear. Besides, you can set the number of ‘Max Visible Items’ for your Facebook Feed as well.
General Settings #
From this section, you have the freedom to pick your preferred layout from out of these: ‘Card’ or ‘Overlay’. Besides, you can change the layout by picking the ‘Number of Columns’ which you want to display for Facebook Feed. If you wish, you can even enable the ‘Load More Button’. Moreover, it gives you the opportunity to hide or display Comments, Like & other options.
How to Style Facebook Feed #
Switch to the ‘Style’ tab to style all the features of the Facebook Feed.
Feed Item Styles #
From the ‘Feed Item Styles’ section, you can set the Padding between the images of your Facebook Feed. You can add Border and change its styling as well. Moreover, you have complete control over how you want to style your Header, Content and Footer.
Color & Typography #
From ‘Color & Typography’ section, you can play around with the typographies and colors for all the contents of EA Facebook Feed.
Final Outcome #
By following the basic steps and a bit more modifying, you can style your Facebook Feed as per your preference.
With the help of EA Facebook Feed, this is how you can easily retrieve posts from your Facebook page and showcase beautifully on your WordPress website.
Getting stuck? Feel to Contact Our Support for further assistance.