Flow-Flow — WordPress Facebook Instagram Twitter Feed Grid Gallery is a multipurpose social media wall plugin that allows to display a mix of social media feeds (+ RSS and WordPress) in beautiful responsive galleries and widgets. For example, you can add custom Facebook feed, Instagram feed and Twitter feed mixed in one gallery. Embedding user generated content (UGC) from multiple sources is a great way to add social proof to your WordPress website and increase your brand presence and boost your sales. User behavior researches show that over 70% users won’t buy from you if you don’t have reviews or social proof of any kind. For its price, this plugin is a great alternative to web services that charge monthly payment for similar functionality. No monthly Subscription with Flow-Flow WordPress Social Stream!
GDPR compliant. This plugin doesn’t store any data of your site visitors.
Smart caching with background server task allows to deliver content blazingly fast without slow page loading. It’s especially crucial when many networks are pulled or you have big traffic. Plugin is responsive, highly customizable and works well on mobile devices. It’s great to use this plugin for streaming your news, photos, reviews and any other content you can imagine! When only one network is not enough!
Plugin doesn’t expose your private details (like tokens, app IDs and app secrets) to browser and keeps it on server so we provide 100% security for any sensitive data. Plugin provides monitoring tools so you can see status of all your connected feeds and easily troubleshoot issues.
Supported Feed Sources
Flow-Flow supports 12 social networks feed sources plus WordPress and RSS feeds. There are 40+ different feed types in total. This is huge! Imagine you can use the only one plugin instead of all those different mono network feed plugins. And you get fantastic unified design of all those different type of content including text posts, image or videos. Your social media wall will look amazing with no exceptions!
- Facebook: posts and albums of public PAGES.
- Instagram: any public Business/Creator account, by username, hashtag feed, by location.
- Twitter: home timeline, any public user, search including hashtags, user lists, likes feed.
- YouTube: user, channels, search, public playlist.
- Pinterest: latest pins and public boards.
- SoundCloud: public playlists.
- Foursquare: location tips, location photos.
- Flickr: public user photos, photos by tag.
- Dribbble: public posts of user, likes of user.
- WordPress: blog posts, comments, custom post types, posts of specific categories, comments of specific post.
- Tumblr: photo posts (will be more types in future).
- Vimeo: public videos of user, album, channel and like feed of user.
- RSS: any valid RSS feed. ATOM format is not supported.
Google+: (RETIRED April 2019)
- Request your social network or feed!
(only own site, others blogs can be streamed using RSS feeds)
Twitter Search API restricts getting tweets older than a week.
WordPress Social Stream Features
|Seamless API connection
Connect Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare with one click! Other networks are incoming.
Excluding posts by word, by username, by URL. Clean your grid from trolls and spam!
|Visual Composer element
Place your stream with ease if you’re using Visual Composer.
|Social sharing buttons
Drive the interaction and user involvement!
|All popular Social Networks
And their number is growing (based on popular requests).
|Smart server caching
Streams load almost instantly. No need to load data every time.
|CSS3 transforms animation
Shows the best performance and speed.
|Cosy Admin Panel
Intuitive and clean interface with live preview.
Fantastic look with attractive animations. Smart media preloading.
Straightforward step by step setup guides.
With swipes support for sliding on mobile devices.
Change colors, use pre-defined presets, build own single card design etc.
|Sorting and search bar
Let your visitors find specific posts or sort content by sources.
Beautiful animations and hover effects.
For YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram.
|“Show More” button
Load more items in stream.
|Smart resource loading
Script and styles are loaded only when shortcode detected on page
Will adjust to different container sizes.
Use this tool for example to translate plugin. Then you can send translation files to us!
You can preview posts before publish!
You can moderate your social feeds with this plugin excluding posts by URL, by username, by words. Broadcast your news, make portfolio, show client testimonials by your company’s tag etc. Plugin provides social sharing buttons to drive user involvement and interaction. We’re focusing on increasing the number of use cases for plugin.
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If you like Flow-Flow WordPress Social Stream Plugin but it lacks important feature you need please request it!
Don’t leave silently with bad review if something doesn’t work. It can be your server issue or bad config. Please always ask support.
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How plugin works
You create streams in Flow-Flow WordPress Social Stream admin and copy generated shortcodes. Then you put these shortcodes in any block on any page of your site. When social stream is shown first time, it’s got cached (takes more time for initial caching but then it will show blazingly fast) and rest of visitors see this cache for cache lifetime. So for example if you have set 20 min cache and 10000 users visit your site within these 20 min, it’s only one time plugin will request API to pull data, for the rest of time users will see cached data almost instantly. Considering that server runs cache renew task in background it guarantees plugin’s amazing performance.
Design your feed
Flow-Flow provides a great design customization of your streams. Select your layout from mansory, justified or one-height grid. Build your card with help of drag&drop constructor. Style cards and the whole stream fast and easily. Even your grandmother can do!
How To Mix Multiple Social Feeds
First of all you can have multiple socials feeds (the only limit is your server capacity). The magic thing is that you then add as much social feeds from one or different social networks as you want. For example, you want to include in one stream 3 Twitter accounts, 1 Instagram hashtag, 2 Pinterest boards and 5 Facebook feeds. No problem! Here is a visual scheme:
Filter is optional feature of Flow-Flow. If you would like to use plugin with complex streams this feature could be handy.
- PHP 5.6+
- jQuery version 1.7 and above. jQuery is included in WordPress by default.
- The more feeds you have the more powerful server you need. Average server can handle around 100 feeds no problem.
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Social library refactored [4.6.12] [Design] Icons outline style [4.6.11] [Change] Admin styles tweak [4.6.10] [Fix] For Instagram hashtag feeds for posts with multiple images [4.6.9] [Change] Full support for new API to get Instagram image thumbnails for image/video posts (need to rebuild feeds cache after update) [4.6.8] [Change] Instagram images now are fetched using new API [4.6.7] [Change] Facebook token update improved [4.6.6] [Change] 'ready' deprecated event removed [4.6.6] [Fix] For timestamps calculation on some servers [4.6.5] [Fix] Video iframe responsiveness on mobiles [4.6.4] [Change] Facebook token better updating [4.6.3] [Change] Google+ removed from interface [4.6.2] [Fix] Feed filters admin popup [4.6.1] [Fix] Production build fix [4.6.0] [Feature] Added support for new Instagram API by Facebook (please re-connect FB in Auth) [4.6.0] [Change] Drastic improvement of admin performance for big amount of feeds [4.5.11] [Fix] New plans proper initialization [4.5.10] [Change] Facebook token synchronization with cloud for boosted feeds [4.5.9] [Fix] Error messages displaying [4.5.9] [Change] New Boosts plans [4.5.9] [Fix] For freezing feeds in case of API error [4.5.8] [Fix] For notification message [4.5.7] [Fix] For 'Trying to get property url of non-object' feed error [4.5.6] [Fix] For 'Column cannot be null' feed error [4.5.6] [Change] Old issue for incorrect timezone offset for timestamps on some servers [4.5.5] [Fix] For 4.5.4 version and issue of updating from older versions to 4.5.4 broke streams display [4.5.4] [Fix] For "DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string (@)" feed eror [4.5.3] [Fix] Admin fonts [4.5.2] [Update] Some Instagram up-to-date changes [4.5.1] [Fix] Boost can be activated for feed when it should be not possible [4.5.0] [Feature] Boost cloud service for hosting feeds [4.5.0] [Change] Loads of UI improvements in admin [4.5.0] [Change] Posts CORNER ROUNDING design setting ----- [4.1.32] [Change] Instagram auth to reduce 400s errors [4.1.31] [Change] Allowed Facebook posts that were uploaded via mobile [4.1.30] [Change] Updated list of post types allowed to display for Facebook feeds [4.1.29] [Change] Renamed Facebook Group feed to Page with restrictions feed [4.1.28] [Change] Added Facebook Group feed (try to change to group if you have "Unsupported get request" error) [4.1.27] [Change] Added Twitter collections feed [4.1.26] [Fix] For admin CSS [4.1.25] [Fix] For carousel CSS 2/2 [4.1.25] [Update] For admin CSS and latest WP versions [4.1.25] [Update] For Instagram location feed changes [4.1.24] [Fix] For carousel CSS [4.1.23] [Update] Small CSS fixes [4.1.22] [Fix] Minor CSS fix for videos responsibility on mobiles [4.1.21] [Update] For Instagram session logic [4.1.19-20] [Update] Change for Instagram integration flow [4.1.18] [Update] For Facebook API used methods [4.1.18] [Fix] For security check logic [4.1.17] [Update] Lightbox logic optimizations [4.1.16] [Update] For changes in Instagram comments [4.1.15] [Fix] For updated Pinterest userpics [4.1.14] [Fix] For broken stream settings in 4.1.13 [4.1.13] [Fix] For proportional sorting algorithm [4.1.13] [Fix] For lazy loading images (when no images load in emoji posts) [4.1.12] [Fix] For multiple streams on page case (was broken in 4.1.9) [4.1.11] [Change] Improved proportional sorting of feeds in streams [4.1.11] [Fix] For error when animation is disabled (when you see empty page) [4.1.10] [Change] Lazy loading for images (animations must be enabled) [4.1.10] [Change] Forcing jQuery loading (when you see empty page) [4.1.9] [Change] Optimizations for loading public side and async jQuery [4.1.8] [Change] New Facebook app (please regenerate your tokens) [4.1.8] [Fix] For include filters [4.1.7] [Fix] For feeds UI in admin [4.1.6] [Fix] For Facebook multiphoto posts correct displaying in lightbox [4.1.6] [Change] Number of posts updated for Instagram feeds (to avoid expired video posts) [4.1.6] [Fix] For emojis displaying in Instagram posts [4.1.5] [Fix] For broken AJAX call if stream has at least one empty feed [4.1.4] [UPDATE] For recent API changes and location Instagram feeds [4.1.3] [FIX] For comments not loading in lightbox on some servers (32bit) [4.1.2] [FIX] Issue with browser cache (Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined) [4.1.1] [FIX] Issue with feeds updating [4.1.0] [FEATURE] Carousel layout [4.1.0] [FIX] For Data too long error [4.0.3] [FIX] For new lightbox broken in 4.0.1- 4.0.2 [4.0.2] [FIX] For duplicated items in lightbox carousels [4.0.2] [CHANGE] Compatibility with Broadcasting add-on 1.5.0 [4.0.1] [FIX] For migration from previous versions [4.0.0] [FEATURE] Wall list posts layout [4.0.0] [FEATURE] New lightbox option with infinite scrolling for posts<br /> [4.0.0] [UPDATE] Instagram feeds now load more than 12 posts [4.0.0] [UPDATE] Facebook videos embedding changed to official method