Looking for the easiest solution to embed social media feeds on your WordPress website?
In 2021, people love to hear a story, including you, isn’t it? Similarly, your users like to see social proofs and hear real-life stories before they purchase something. It helps them to make a decision immediately. And it’s a no-brainer that social media feeds are the best platform to tell about your brand’s stories.
“Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they’re thinking and have their voice be heard.”– Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder, and CEO of Facebook
In this article, we’ll show you how to embed social media feeds within a few clicks!
Why your website needs social media feeds
Whether it’s a small brand or a giant one, these days, every business knows social media feeds are unavoidable. Some fun facts about social feeds that clearly indicates its potential-
- A Facebook post will get more clicks on average if it’s posted after 7 pm and gets the highest conversion rates during mid-week in the afternoon between 1-3
- Tweets posted with 1-2 hashtag gets around 21% more engagement on average
- YouTube has better reach in the US than any other network for audiences aged 18 to 34 years old
- Instagram stories hit 500 million in 2019 from 150 million daily active users in 2017
In 2021 social platforms are on the rise, and marketers need to take a look at the graph.
So back to the question: Why does your website need social media feeds?
Well, digital platforms increase social media followers and boost social engagements. Moreover, it automatically converts the leads into sales and expands the business.
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How to embed social media feeds on your website
Well, when you have a compact social tool for your website, you get a solid advantage here. And what if your plugin takes care of not only your social media feeds but also social reviews and social chat too?
Social media feeds installation and activation
Anyone can pick up WP Social Ninja without even being a tech-savvy person. You have two options for installing and activation-
- Navigate to the WordPress Admin panel. From the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New >
- Next on the search input field, type WP Social Ninja, and wait for a few seconds for it to come up
- Now, search for WP Social Ninja, and Click on Install
- Now Activate
- Download WP Social Ninja from the WordPress directory
- Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin > Choose the zip file > Install Now > Activate
Pick any option that is easy for you!
Social media feeds configuration
Social proofs say a lot about your business and boost your brand’s credibility. Moreover, WP Social Ninja is a full package with the most popular social media feeds.
In fact, WP Social Ninja is coming up with even more social media platforms for their users!
If you are looking to grow your website, then what better way than Twitter feeds? In 2021, Twitter has the largest age demographics, 24-34 years old, with 28.9% of users.
To configure Twitter, you don’t have to do much. You can set up your Twitter feeds in two ways: Default and Manual. Let’s discuss both options below.
Twitter default configuration is simple.
- Log in to your Twitter Account to get your Access Token and Secret Key
- Click on the Login into Twitter and Get my Access & Secret Key button
- Next, click on the Authorize App button. It will take you to the WP Social Ninja website to authorize Access Token and Secret Key
For Manual configuration-
- Click on the Manually enter your Twitter App information
- A Success notification along with the Access Token and Secret Key will come up
- Now, click on the Add New Template button to create a new Template
Don’t forget to click on the Save button to preserve all your settings.
In the US, 74% of adults use YouTube. After Google, YouTube is the second-largest visited website.
Let’s check out how to configure YouTube feeds to embed the social media feeds. You can set up YouTube in three credentials types-
- OAuth 2.0,
- API Key
- Manually Connect a Primary Account
1. OAuth 2.0
Select the OAuth2.0 credential type to start the configuration.
- Click on the Sign In And Get Google Access Code to get the Access Code
- Now select the Email associated with your Google My Business account
- Continue with your business account
- Choose your email account to continue with WP Social Ninja
- In the next step, click on the Allow button to grant access permission
- Copy the Access Code and paste it into the Google Configuration page to configure Google My Business
- Now, click on the Save button to complete the configuration process
- And you’ve successfully configured YouTube OAuth2.0
2. API Key
Click on the API Key to obtain the YouTube API Key.
- Go to console.developers.google.com oauth to acquire the API Key from the Google APIs
- Click on the Credentials from APIs & Services to get the API Key
- Click on the Create Credentials button to create API Key
- Next, click on the API Key button
- Congratulations! You have got your YouTube API Key
- Now to configure the YouTube Feed, you need to Enable the YouTube Data API v3 button; otherwise, the API Key will not work
- Click on the Library to enable the YouTube Data API v3
- From the API Library, scroll down and select the YouTube Data API v3
- Now Enable the button
- In this step, copy and paste it to insert the API Key to configure YouTube Feeds
- Now Click on the Save button to verify YouTube Social Feed
- Voila! You have successfully managed to fetch the YouTube social media feeds
3. Manually Connect a Primary Account
To Manually Connect a Primary Account, you’ll need the Access Token. However, if you already have the Access Token, you can simply connect with your YouTube Channel.
According to Instagram, 70% of shopping maniacs turn to Instagram to get to know a product better. Moreover, 87% of people stated that an influencer has directly influenced them to purchase a product from Instagram.
You have 3 ways to add your Instagram feeds to your WordPress website. We’ll take you through them.
1. Connect your Personal Account
Connecting your personal account with WP Social Ninja is pretty straightforward. Want to know how?
To begin with, select the Connect your Personal Account type.
- Next, click on the Connect your Personal Account and then click on the Continue with Instagram
- Next, click on the Allow button to connect the personal account
- And congratulations! You’ve successfully connected to your Instagram Personal Account
2. Connect your Business Account
To Connect your Business Account select the account type and follow the steps below.
- Once you’ve selected the Business Account, click on the Continue with Facebook button
- In the next step, click on the Continue as (Your Account Name) button to connect the business account
- Select the Instagram Business account and click on the Next button to continue
- Now select the page you would like to use with WP Social Ninja
- Keep all permissions as they are (these are required for WP Social Ninja to work) and click on the Done button
- You have linked with WP Social Ninja! Click OK to go further
- You’ve successfully connected to your Instagram Business Account. Congratulations!
3. Manually Connect an Account
To start the configuration process, you need the Instagram Access Token.
- Insert the Instagram Access Token
- Click on the Connect this Account button to configure instagram
- And your Instagram Account is connected!
Note that WP Social Ninja lets you connect with multiple Instagram accounts on your website!
Once you’re pleased with your social media feeds configuration process, it’s time to go to the next step to create a Template.
At present, social media is irreplaceable. And in the realm of business, your brand needs it the most!
In this article, I tried to give you a general idea about how easily you can fetch social media feeds on your website with WP Social Ninja. The intention was to direct you in the right direction with the finest social media plugin.
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