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[resolved] Multiple wall feeds (14 posts)

  1. andrea.ressell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks so much for this plugin :-)
    I'm wondering if there's a way to pull in multiple wall feeds? I'm currently linking to a FB group, but I'd also like to grab wall feeds from FB events that we set up. These would need to be displayed separately on their appropriate WordPress pages (essentially, a separate widget for each rather than one collated feed). Wishful thinking, or theoretically possible?!?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jsl3-facebook-wall-feed/

  2. Takanudo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unforunately, the plugin is designed to work with only one Facebook feed. I'd like to change that in the future, if I can find the time. Sorry.

  3. Ali7860
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I Use this plugin for reading Facebook wall (Wall reader) and automated search links for games.

    Example is here: http://gamerhook.com/coasterville-link-exchange

    or is there any other plugin availble for this purpose ?

  4. Takanudo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin is specifically designed to read and display a Facebook feed. I don't think it can do what you are asking. I don't know of a plugin that can. Maybe someone else will. Sorry.

  5. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    In regards to Multiple wall feeds:

    This is a great plug-in! The only downside, imo, is the fact that I can not use it to create multiple wall feed.

    I have a Facebook page for my web site, and a personal one; unfortunately, I can only create a feed for one of the two.

    Both of my Facebook pages share the same APP ID; therefore, in theory, I would think it is currently possible to display both feeds, if I use the same JSL3 Facebook Wall Feed settings for both. To do that, I think we need a way to use shortcode for our JSL3 Facebook Wall Feeds, in each of the respective pages, posts etc.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Thank you.

  6. Takanudo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    I would love to be able to add a multiple feed capability to the plugin. Unfortunately, it would be a major undertaking. There are several issues that must be considered:

    1. Which settings do I make global to all instances of the plugin and which ones get set for each individual instance. At a minimum, I would have to move the Facebook ID from the setting page and add it as a property for the widget and shortcode. However, should the other settings be moved as well? Right now, the widget and short code only have a title and limit property, making them fairly simple to implement. How much more complexity should I add to them? How would I handle style sheet?
    2. Once I move the settings from the settings page to the widget and shortcode, I then have to consider how the plugin will behave for existing users. The last thing I want is for everyone's plugin to break because the settings have relocated. So I would have to add the ability for the newly located settings to preserve their old values.
    3. Then there is the issue with granting the Facebook App permission to multiple Facebook pages.
    4. I'm sure other issues will come up in development.

    I originally designed this plugin for a charity project I was working on because I couldn't find a plugin that did what I was looking for. I started working for a new company about two years ago and it has been difficult to find the time for things beyond providing support and minor updates to the plugin.

    There may be a way to provide multiple feeds by installing a second instance of the plugin and then changing some of the properties in the constants.php file. I will look into it.

  7. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you for the QUICK response Takanudo!

    At a minimum, I would have to move the Facebook ID from the setting page and add it as a property for the widget and shortcode.

    If you could do that much, for now, I would be very happy!

    Perhaps you could make it so that, if we do specify the feed "in the shortcode," it will override the feed in the settings page? If the feed is not specified in the shortcode, then, default to the settings page.

    Would that be fairly simple to implement, and can it work? Yuo could even allow for The APP ID to be specified in the shortcode, otherwise, default to settings.

    My other suggestion is, may be a few people, who are competent in php would be willing to volunteer their time to help you develop updates, and new ideas?

    Thank you again,
    Mark

  8. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    "There may be a way to provide multiple feeds by installing a second instance of the plugin."

    That idea also crossed my mind. I was thinking, if I installed another instance of the same plug-in, with a different name, that may do the trick.

    That would work, i believe, unless the folder name is referenced in the code. If so, that could be addressed, I think, by grabbing the folder name, right from the code.

  9. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    There may be a way to provide multiple feeds by installing a second instance of the plugin.

    That idea also crossed my mind. I was thinking, if I installed another instance of the same plug-in, with a different name, that may do the trick.

    That would work, i believe, unless the folder name is referenced in the code. If so, that could be addressed, I think, by grabbing the folder name, right from the code.

  10. Takanudo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    That would work, i believe, unless the folder name is referenced in the code.

    The folder name is not hard coded so it should read whatever folder name you use. Let me play with this idea over the weekend and I'll post my results here.

  11. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Sounds good Takanudo. Thank you!

  12. Takanudo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    I have some good new and bad news. The bad news is that installing a second instance of the plugin is not going to work. The good news is that I have added the Facebook ID to the widget and short code. When you add a widget, there is now a textbox for the Facebook ID. The shortcode has a new fb_id property.

    For example:

    [jsl3_fwf fb_id="1405307559"]

    If you leave the Facebook ID in the widget blank or don't include it in the shortcode, the plugin defaults to the Facebook ID used on the settings page for the plugin.

    This is only available in the development version, which can be downloaded at http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jsl3-facebook-wall-feed.zip. However, this feature will be added to the next version of the plugin for which I don't have a release date yet.

  13. markross67
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Takanudo,
    It appears to be working "perfectly"! Thank you so much for taking the time to do that!

    If I encounter any issues, which I haven't, thus far, I will be sure to post them.

  14. Ali7860
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    thanks

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