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Social Media Mashup


Social Media Mashup provides a widget and template tag to display a combined social media & RSS stream. A simple options panel and minimal CSS make this plugin easy to install and visually compatible on any WordPress site.

See the screenshots for an example of the plugin in action.

Note: Twitter stopped directly supporting RSS feeds a short while ago, and as a result Twitter feeds are intermittently disappearing from the mashup. We are currently working on a solution to make the Twitter feeds more reliable. In the meantime, use the caching feature of this plugin to increase the reliability of your Twitter feed.

Have another question?

Check out our support forums or submit a ticket at Brave New Media Support. You can also contact us at Brave New Media or on Twitter @BraveNewTweet.



  • Social stream displaying as a widget
  • Plugin settings


  1. Unzip the file and upload the social-media-mashup folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Make sure the smm-cache folder inside the plugin folder is writeable by the server (permissions set to 755, 775, or 777 depending on your web host)
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Settings > Social Media Mashup to enter social media & feed information
  5. See the instructions in the upper-right of the settings page for the shortcode & template tag


Is there a shortcode?

There is now! To insert a mashup into any post or page, use this shortcode in the content area:

[social-media-mashup count="5"]

Change count to customize the number of items displayed.

What’s the template tag?

Insert this code into your theme to display a mashup:

if (function_exists('social_media_mashup'))

Change 5 to customize the number of items displayed.

Contributors & Developers

“Social Media Mashup” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Added links to online support to admin screen & README file
  • Updated the short description


  • Added shortcode functionality
  • Added usage instructions to admin screen


  • Added a note about Twitter feed reliability
  • Fixed error caused by other plugins loading SimplePie before Social Media Mashup


  • Added warning on settings screen if the smm-cache folder is not writable by the server
  • Disabled cache duration setting if the smm-cache folder is not writable by the server
  • Fixed display issue on settings screen: admin footer drawn on top of content
  • Fixed display issue on settings screen: low-resolution screens had a horizontal scroll


  • Initial release