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WP Social Media Slider Lite


WP Social Media Slider Lite is a simple and stylish plugin that displays your tweets in a slider. You can learn more about it by checking out the official WP Social Media Slider website.

  • Fully responsive
  • Lazy loading to speed up page loads
  • Works in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and IE 8-11
  • Thorough documentation on setup and operation
  • Fully customizable via filters, css, custom JavaScript initialization, and more (also described in the documentation)
  • Clean and professional design

Include Facebook and Instagram Posts

If you’re more of a Facebook or Instagram user–or if you use all three–upgrade to the full version of WP Social Media Slider. It includes Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Do you have feature requests?

We’d be happy to hear any feature requests that you have for this slider! Simply shoot us a note!


Is something broken? Let us know (by posting in the support forum here)! We’d like to do what we can to ensure that our plugin works great for as many people as possible! There’s also some troubleshooting information on our documentation page.


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Setting up WP Social Media Slider is easy!

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the wp-social-media-slider directory to your computer
  3. Upload the wp-social-media-slider directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Q. What about other social media networks?

The Lite version of this plugin only supports Twitter. Upgrade to the full version to include Facebook and Instagram as well. Other social media networks like Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Tumblr, etc. may be added in the future. If so, all purchasers of the plugin will get free updates (note that Lite users will still be limited to Twitter).

Q. How difficult is it to set up the plugin?

Ordinarily, connecting plugins like this to Twitter can be a real pain. In order to solve this problem, we’ve written a straight-forward step-by-step installation guide to help you. It makes installation and set-up a breeze; you’ll be up and running in minutes!


January 10, 2019
Overall, a very easy setup process. With a little PHP and CSS knowledge, customizing the final output is simple and straightforward. Customer support was quick to respond and very helpful.
December 9, 2016
The developer has been absolutely amazingly helpful, whether it's something silly I did wrong, or if we have a more technical problem or need. Seriously have never had a developer so responsive. The plug-in is great. It works exactly as described, and I didn't see another product that did that, let alone well.
October 17, 2016
I spent a lot of time searching for a plugin that could amalgamate a feed of social feeds. This one was by far the best I came across. The free version is just Twitter, but for a few quid you can upgrade and get feeds for Instagram and Facebook. Additionally the widget is very customisable and the support is excellent. I was being a bit of a numpty and they got things up and running in super quick time for me. Fantastic plugin. Fantastic support. Fantastic!
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Contributors & Developers

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




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  • Add wpsms-twitter-tweet, wpsms-twitter-reply, and wpsms-twitter-retweet classes to Twitter posts


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  • Fix bug related to empty shortcode attributes


  • Stay in sync with pro version number


  • Add a Cache Info panel to the settings, for cache related information and operations


  • Fix bug causing some sliders to not refresh the cache
  • Fix bug causing Twitter to sometimes not retrieve images with posts


  • Updated social media urls to use secure urls (https)


  • If AJAX Cache Refresh is enabled, posts will now be preloaded from the cache before page load. This removes the need for a separate AJAX request if the cache is still valid. If AJAX Cache Refresh is disabled, posts will still be preloaded if the cache hasn’t expired.


  • Stay in sync with pro version number


  • Fixed bug causing the Remove Duplicates setting to stay turned even when disabled
  • Various other small bug fixes


  • Fix bug related to multiple sliders ont he same page with AJAX refresh enabled


  • Update to Owl Carousel 2.2.1
  • Make it possible to not load the Owl Carousel core files (if, for example, they are already loaded on your site). To skip loading it you can add a filter on wpsms_public_js_filename and return the value wpsms-public-no-owl.min.js. Similarly, to skip loading the core Owl Carousel CSS files, add a filter on wpsms_public_css_filename and return wpsms-public-no-owl.css.


  • Clean up code and remove unnecessary log calls


  • Replace date_default_timezone_set() with a more widely compatible solution


  • Tested and ensured support for WordPress 4.6.1
  • Now supports multiple sliders on the same page
  • Improved compatibility with other plugins using Twitter OAuth
  • Fixed loader not properly fading out


  • Tested and ensured support for WordPress 4.6


  • Fixed duplicate settings headings caused by WordPress update


  • Tested and ensured support for WordPress 4.5


  • Fix bugs caused by update to Facebook API
  • Added better access token functionality to prevent unanticipated token expiration
  • Fixed bug that caused access tokens to expire


  • Facebook now gives a more informative error message when it can’t connect
  • Fixed an error causing Twitter ampersands to not display correctly


  • Fixed a bug that was causing the failed retrieval of some extended access tokens
  • Updated some code to improve compatibility with some other plugins
  • Read more links all now open in a new window/tab


  • Added the ability to use an access token for Facebook


  • Fixed a conflict that occured if another theme or plugin was loading TwitterOAuth
  • Added shortcode parameters for overriding social media options
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 5.2.x


  • The post cache is forced to refresh if settings were updated
  • Added System Status information
  • Added connection status indicator to the admin panel (incl. error information)


  • Added option to omit posts under a set length
  • Added option to shorten long posts and offer a “Read More” link
  • Added a few more actions and filters
  • Fixed bug that occasionally caused links to be incorrect


  • Fixed a bug that occurred older versions of PHP


  • Added option to enable/disable retweets
  • Added option to enable/disable replies
  • Fixed bug that caused Twitter to return incorrect number of tweets
  • Improved compatibility with older versions of PHP


  • Added log data option to the admin settings.


  • Refactored much of the code in favor of a more modular approach.


  • Added a notification when Curl is not enabled.


  • The first stable release.