Flow-Flow Social Stream

Description

WordPress Social Stream lets you aggregate and stream social feeds in a beautiful responsive social media walls on your WordPress website. Make any combinations of social feeds with Flow-Flow! Display social media posts from multiple sources on any page of your WordPress website. For example, you can have 5 Facebook feeds, 7 Twitter feeds and 3 Instagram feeds connected with the same single stream. Visitors to your website will be able to observe all of your latest posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest in one social flow! Social streaming plugin for WordPress is a great way to engage your audience and grow your social capital.

Features

  • 4 biggest social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
  • Cross browser: IE9+ and Other Modern Browsers
  • Smart caching
  • AJAX loading and PageSpeed optimized
  • User-friendly admin
  • Easy one-click API authentication for Instagram and Facebook
  • Fast CSS3 transitions and animations
  • Hardware accelerated CSS3 3D Transforms
  • Smart loading assets
  • Optimized for any screen sizes and Touch Devices
  • Responsive layout and advanced responsiveness settings
  • Social media counters like comments, likes, views
  • Sharing buttons to increase user engagement
  • Rich design settings
  • Networks sorting and search bar on top of your stream
  • Loading more posts to grid via AJAX
  • Exclude posts by words, usernames or URLs
  • Drag&Drop grid card builder
  • Powerful plugin extensions
  • Translate ready
  • Multisite compatible
  • Well documented

All extensions are compatible and work with Lite edition of Flow-Flow. Learn more

Looking for other sources like other social networks, WordPress posts and RSS? More sources and tons of fantastic features are available in PRO version! Check out comparison table

PRO version features

  • More sources to stream. In total 14 networks including Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Vine, Dribbble, Flickr and others + WordPress posts and RSS feeds. Full list of sources
  • Fast professional support for premium users
  • Additional stream layouts: boxed/justified galleries, fixed-height grid
  • Smart & beautiful lightbox with comments loading for Facebook, Instagram, Youtube. Available on mobiles also
  • Pre-moderation posts approval system
  • Inclusion filters for feeds (include only by words, usernames, URLs)
  • Lightbox galleries for multi image post
  • Networks sorting and search bar on top of your stream
  • Database snapshots

Upgrade to PRO! Check out comparison table

Performance and Security

Smart caching with server task allows to deliver content blazingly fast without long page loading. It’s especially crucial when many networks are pulled or you have big traffic. It’s great to use this plugin for streaming your news, photos, reviews and any other content you can imagine!

Plugin doesn’t expose your private details (like tokens, app IDs and app secrets) to browser so we provide 100% security for any sensitive data.

How it works

You create streams in Flow-Flow WordPress Social Stream admin and copy generated shortcodes. Then you put these shortcodes in any block on any page of your site. When social stream is shown first time, it’s got cached (takes more time for initial caching but then it will show blazingly fast) and rest of visitors see this cache for cache lifetime. So for example if you have set 20 min cache and 10000 users visit your site within these 20 min, it’s only one time plugin will request API to pull data, for the rest of time users will see cached data almost instantly. Considering that server runs cache renew task in background it guarantees plugin’s amazing performance.

Looking for even more? More sources and tons of fantastic features are available in PRO version! Check out Live demo

Screenshots

  • Social stream on site page

  • Plugin Admin page

  • Stream stylings tab

  • Adding source popup

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working

Automatic installation

To do an automatic install of Flow-Flow, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “Flow-Flow” and click Search Plugins. Once you have found it you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

Uploading via WordPress Dashboard

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

Using FTP

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

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Updating

You can use automatic update to update the plugin safely.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working

Automatic installation

To do an automatic install of Flow-Flow, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “Flow-Flow” and click Search Plugins. Once you have found it you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

Uploading via WordPress Dashboard

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

Using FTP

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

The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Updating

You can use automatic update to update the plugin safely.

Where I can find documentation?

Please find Flow-Flow knowledge base here.

Where I can find settings?

Settings are located in WP Admin on first-level, look for Social Apps and then Flow-Flow submenu item.

Can I use Flow-Flow extensions with Lite version?

Yes, you can! If you have a purchased license of any extension, you can extend your Flow-Flow Lite with advanced features without purchasing Flow-Flow PRO. Learn more

Do you provide support?

Flow-Flow Lite edition is distributed “as is” and doesn’t contain support services. However it can be our good will to help you. Please, be advised that fast and premium support is provided with Pro version only.

Reviews

Broken

Setup basic IG stream from public page, get error: “Media with this code does not exist”

Please fix, fixed in pro version

Easy to use, looks professional

This is a pretty slick plugin that offers a beautiful social wall with a lot of ways to customize it.

I’m having a little trouble with overlapping cards, but I’m sure I will work it out. Compared to other similar plugins I’ve looked at, this one is worlds better!

Updates frequently kill entire site!

This is now the third time an update has brought one of my websites down entirely with 500 errors.

When it works it’s pretty good, but it’s not trustworthy enough for mission-critical websites. The dev team obviously aren’t doing the necessary due diligence before releasing updates.

Dealing with the issues caused by this plugin is costing my business money. I now have no choice but to remove it from the 15 websites that I have used it on.

There are now similar alternatives that will no doubt be more reliable.

I would love this extension but…

I installed this extension on a 4.94 wordpress with Divi. It works perfectly. It is fluid, responsive and the design is really nice. Everything I needed to produce a dynamic flow on the sites of my clients when I know they will not have time to feed a blog.And it works fine.. when it works… unfortunately one day it started to run no more (no more stream) and the update caused a fatal error. I uninstalled and waited for the update afterwards but the reinstallation produced a new fatal error so I gave up. Too bad because it was the best of all the extensions I spotted and I did not install anything else instead. I will wait for it to age a little

I am beyond impressed..!!

I am blown away by this plugin, so easy to use and looks awesome straight out of the box.

The interface in the backend is second to none, so intuitive and easy to use.

I was able to do everything with the free version but bought anyway to support these guys..!!!!

Awesome, awesome, awesome..!!

Really well done

I was able to use this to build a ‘virtual’ portfolio by pulling in and displaying their Pinterest boards. They are thrilled with the result and it was really pretty easy. What made me write this review was the customer service. I emailed them with a question about their FREE plugin, and got a helpful response within minutes. Highly recommend.

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Contributors & Developers

“Flow-Flow Social Stream” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Version 3.0.58

  • Change: Rendering shortcode logic adjustments

Version 3.0.57

  • Change: Render shortcode logic to remove issue with not displaying streams in some themes

Version 3.0.56

  • Change: AJAX URL setup

Version 3.0.55

  • Fix: small CSS fix

Version 3.0.54

  • Change: Reverting double ampersand fix because it caused more issues than it solved

Version 3.0.53

  • Change: Comments icon CSS

Version 3.0.52

  • Change: Removed mentioning of Stacks plugin in admin

Version 3.0.51

  • Change: Admin links

Version 3.0.50

  • Change: Facebook authorization and preparation for August 1, 2018 changes

Version 3.0.48

  • Tweak: Cron intervals labels

Version 3.0.47

  • Tweak: admin email validation in PRO

Version 3.0.46

  • Tweak: For rare usecase when WP parser has issues with including double ampersand

Version 3.0.45

  • Fix: Admin stream preview on stream creation

Version 3.0.44

  • Fix: Admin error message wording

Version 3.0.43

  • Change: JS code update for compatibility with particular AMD modules realization

Version 3.0.42

  • Change: removal of Facebook group feed due to Facebook API changes

Version 3.0.41

  • Change: card builder defaults

Version 3.0.40

  • Fix: For Instagram hashtags

Version 3.0.39

  • Fix: Requirement went from PHP 5.3 to 5.4

Version 3.0.38

  • Fix: For migration

Version 3.0.37

  • Fix: For ‘Media with given code does not exist’ error

Version 3.0.36

  • Update: Fix for previous version

Version 3.0.35

  • Update: New Instagram changes

Version 3.0.34

  • Update: Further Instagram integration

Version 3.0.33

  • Update: Instagram empty user feeds

Version 3.0.32

  • Change: Facebook groups support dropped due to API changes

Version 3.0.31

  • Change: intergration of 4th April Instagram API changes

Version 3.0.30

  • Change: re-upload latest version

Version 3.0.29

  • Change: admin settings defaults

Version 3.0.28

  • Fix: posts proportional sorting

Version 3.0.27

  • Fix: compat with other custom Cron intervals

Version 3.0.26

  • Fix: removed redundant PHP dependency

Version 3.0.25

  • Fix: removed PHP notices in admin

Version 3.0.24

  • Fix: for previous change

Version 3.0.23

  • Fix: for cached media URLs

Version 3.0.22

  • Fix: for previous change smart_order

Version 3.0.21

  • Fix: proportional sorting

Version 3.0.20

  • Fix: error messages can break admin in some cases

Version 3.0.19

  • Fix: admin CSS errors

Version 3.0.18

  • Tweak: redundant CSS removal

Version 3.0.17

  • Fix: likes and comments count updating in cards

Version 3.0.16

  • Tweak: cache building

Version 3.0.15

  • Tweak: cache building

Version 3.0.14

  • Tweak: public side CSS

Version 3.0.13

  • Tweak: stream defaults

Version 3.0.12

  • Tweak: admin tooltips

Version 3.0.11

  • Fix: empty feeds list style

Version 3.0.10

  • Fix: tab state saving in admin

Version 3.0.9

  • Tweak: loading animation

Version 3.0.8

  • Admin: other products description

Version 3.0.7

  • Fix: for admin notifications

Version 3.0.6

  • Tweak: admin hints

Version 3.0.5

  • Fix: premium add-ons support

Version 3.0.4

  • Fix: Plugin page link in admin

Version 3.0.3

  • Fix: JS error in IE browsers

Version 3.0.2

  • Fix: deactivation on multisites setup

Version 3.0.1

  • Tweak: admin CSS small optimization

Version 3.0.0

  • Feature: Social activity counters
  • Feature: Drag&Drop card editor with live preview
  • Feature: Various responsive settings and mobile improvements
  • Design: Cards, filters, UI elements of stream were reinvented and redesigned
  • Improvement: New shiny toolbar with improved design of social sharing tooltip and buttons

Version 2.1.6

  • Change: symbol used for filtering by URL part

Version 2.1.5

  • Tweak: admin code small optimization

Version 2.1.4

  • Tweak: code preparation for version 3

Version 2.1.3

  • Tweak: admin code for saving settings

Version 2.1.2

  • Tweak: Updated code for refreshing Facebook token

Version 2.1.1

  • Added: Support team member is added as contributor in readme.txt

Version 2.1.0

  • Added: Deactivation actions to collect users feedback

Version 2.0.8

  • Added: small admin performance tweak

Version 2.0.7

  • Added: global variable for posts cached in db

Version 2.0.6

  • Tweak: removed debug code from production

Version 2.0.5

  • Tweak: Now disabling scroll event when revealing animation is turned off

Version 2.0.4

  • Fix: Admin page stream tabs can fail to work in some usecases

Version 2.0.3

  • Fix: Admin page code for saving some settings

Version 2.0.2

  • Fix: Images support for Facebook status posts

Version 2.0.1

  • Fix: Error messages that can break admin page in earlier versions

Version 2.0.0

  • Feature: Reset cache for feed
  • Feature: Enabling/disabling feeds
  • Improvement: Reworked how streams and feeds work and connect
  • Improvement: Cache populating and performance
  • Improvement: Better Admin UI
  • Improvement: Front-end performance and CPU usage

Version 1.1.3

  • Updated documentation links

Version 1.1.2

  • Fix for typo in code causing issue in Facebook authorization

Version 1.1.1

  • Fix for getting Facebook tokens

Version 1.1.0

  • Updated for new Facebook API tokens

Version 1.0.5

  • Admin link to pro version updated

Version 1.0.4

  • Fix for previously broken plugin slug (again)

Version 1.0.3

  • Pinterest added

Version 1.0.2

  • Fix for settings slug name that prevents creating/editing streams

Version 1.0.1

  • Fix for plugin slug that prevents 1.0.0 from functioning

Version 1.0.0

  • initial release