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Social Crowd

Social Crowd retrieves the count/number of Friends/Followers from your favorite social networks and displays them throughout your blog

My Facebook stats aren't showing up what's wrong

Your publicly available facebook stats are only available to the plugin if your Age Restrictions are set to anything other than "Anyone (13+)" Read More Here

My Favorite Social Network is not currently supported/working?

Many social networks including LinkedIn, Google+, and many others require specific authentication to get the social stats. Currently this plugin does not support those networks officially. We hope in the near future to add the features necessary to provide those stats as well.

How do I customize the appearance of the widget?

In the widget options there is a checkbox titled 'Default Styling' if you uncheck that box, you can include the following CSS in your own css file with any required changes to apply your custom look and feel to the widget.

Vertical Styling #scWidget { margin-bottom: 10px; } #scWidget li.scItems { padding: 0px !important; clear: both; } #scWidget img { width:48px; height:48px; float:left; margin: 5px 10px; } #scWidget div { padding-top: 10px; float: left; font-size: 14px; } #scWidget div span { font-weight: bold; } #scBottom { margin: 5px 0 5px 20px; clear: both; font-size: 8px; } #scBottom a {


Horizontal Styling

<style type="text/css">
    #scWidget {
        margin-bottom: 10px;
        font-size: 14px;
    #scWidget li.scItems {
        list-style: none !important;
        background: none !important;
        padding: 10px !important;
        display: inline;
        text-align: center;
        float: left;
        border-radius: 5px;
    #scWidget li.scItems:hover {
        background: #EEE !important;
    #scWidget img {
        margin: 0 5px;
    #scWidget span {
        font-weight: bold;
    #scBottom {
        margin: 5px 0 5px 20px;
        clear: both;
        font-size: 8px;
    #scBottom a {


How do I use the Horizontal Layout Shortcode/Function Call

If you would like to display the Social Crowd Stats outside of the provided widget you can now simply call the following php function or the associated shortcode to display your social stats throughout your website.

The Shortcode is: [SC_Horiz_Stats]

Simply place this anywhere within your posts or pages to display your Social Crowd Stats. By Default this will display all of the networks that you have enabled in the plugin administrator panel.

Shortcode Options: icons -> Icon Set to Use ie: icons=aquaticus (aquaticus, elegantmedia, picons, picons_inverted, socialballoon, socialize, socialme, socialnet) networks -> Comma Delimited List of Networks to display or (all) ie: networks=all or networks=facebook,twitter desctext -> Show Description Text ie: desctext=true or desctext=none includecss -> Include Default CSS Style ie: includecss=true newwindow -> Open Links in New Window ie: newwindow=true facebookicon -> URL for Facebook Icon (if none given default will be used) facebooktext -> Text Under the Facebook Icon (if none given default will be used) twittericon -> URL for Twitter Icon twittertext -> Text Under the Twitter Icon youtubeicon -> URL for Youtube Icon youtubetext -> Text Under the Facebook Icon vimeoicon -> URL for Vimeo Icon vimeotext -> Text Under the Facebook Icon

Example Usage: 
[SC_Horiz_Stats icons=socialize desctext=false networks=facebook,twitter,vimeo facebooktext=friends facebookicon=http://www.example.com/facebookicon.png ]

How do I call the function

The function that you will call is:


You have two options:

  • Calling the function with a specific network:

    1. Place the function wherever you want the data to be displayed.
    2. Call the function with a specific network name (all lowercase):
      • <?php echo SocialCrowd_Stats('facebook') ?>
      • <?php echo SocialCrowd_Stats('twitter') ?>
      • <?php echo SocialCrowd_Stats('youtube') ?>
      • etc...
    3. Function will echo out the requested Network Stats.
  • Calling the function without a specific network:

    1. Place the function anywhere you want.
    2. Call the function with no options. $stats = SocialCrowd_Stats()
    3. The function will return an array with the stats for all your networks.
    4. the array is an associative array that you can you can access like so:
      • <?php echo $stats['facebook'] ?>
      • <?php echo $stats['twitter'] ?>
      • <?php echo $stats['youtube'] ?>
      • etc...

What stats can I grab?

Available Stats

The available stats are listed in the following order: Type of statistic ('keyword'), use the keyword in the Social Crowd function to retrieve the desired content.

  • Facebook Friend/Like Count
    (' facebook ') Number of friends or page likes.
  • Twitter Follower Count
    (' twitter ') Number of followers.
  • Twitter Friend Count
    (' twitterFriends ') Number of Friends you have.
  • Twitter Statuses Count
    (' twitterStatuses ') Number of status updates you have sent.
  • Twitter Listed Count
    (' twitterListed ') Number of lists you have been added to.
  • Youtube Friend Count
    (' youtube ') Number of friends on Youtube.
  • Youtube Subscriber Count
    (' youtubeSubscribers ') Number of Youtube subscribers.
  • Youtube Viewed Count
    (' youtubeViews ') Number of videos you have viewed.
  • Youtube Uploaded Views Count
    (' youtubeUploadViews ') Number of views your uploaded videos have had on Youtube.
  • Vimeo Friend Count
    (' vimeo ') Number of friends you have on Vimeo.
  • Vimeo Uploads Count
    (' vimeoUploads ') Number of videos you have uploaded to Vimeo.
  • Vimeo Appears In Count
    (' vimeoAppearsIn ') Number of videos you appear in on Vimeo.
  • Vimeo Likes Count
    (' vimeoLikes ') Number of videos that you have liked on Vimeo.

I hope to expand this list to include your favorites ( just leave me some comments on the [plugin homepage][1] ).

What if my favorite network isn't supported?

Drop me a line and I will work on getting it added.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 700+


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