Follow

Social Media Feeds - Facebook and Twitter

Social Media Feed Setup

Many of CMS4Schools’s theme, premium theme, and custom designs include options for social media feeds. In order for a social media feed to function probably, there are some access IDs needed from your organization. See the links below for each time of social media.

When providing CMS4Schools with the social media IDs, please send the following:

  1. URL link to the social media page
  2. Access Token / Passcodes

Note: Please do not send a screenshot. Our development team is not accurately able to gather the information from a screenshot.

Facebook

Our Facebook feed integration will only work for Facebook Pages that are completely public. In order to set up the Facebook App, you will also need to have at least Editor permission on the Facebook Page.

Before You Begin

Before you begin the process of creating the Facebook App, make sure you have the following on Facebook:

  1. Check that your organization’s Facebook is a Page, not a personal Profile
  2. In your Page’s Settings, check that you don’t have ANY limitations on who can view that page including country and age restrictions.
  3. Check that you have Editor permissions on the Facebook Page.

Setting Up the App

  1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/
  2. Log in using your Facebook account
  3. On the top right, select ‘Create New App’ under ‘My Apps’
    SM_1.jpg
  4. Enter the Display name and contact email. For the display name, use your organization name and then ‘Website Social Feed’.
    SM_2.jpg
  5. Select ‘Create App ID’
  6. On the left, select ‘Settings’ then ‘Basic’
    SM_3.jpg
  7. Add in your domains under ‘App Domains’. Then, ‘Save Changes’.
    SM_4.jpg

  8. Select ‘Show’ next to ‘App Secret’.
  9. Send the following information to your project manager:
    1. Facebook Page URL
    2. App ID (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
    3. App Secret (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
      SM_5.jpg

Twitter

Before You Begin

The Twitter profile must be public in order for the posts to show in a feed.

Setting Up the App

  1. Go to https://apps.twitter.com/.
  2. Log in using the organization’s Twitter account.
  3. Select Create New App.
    SM_6.jpg

  4. Fill out application.
    SM_7.jpg
    1. Use your organization then ‘Social Feed’ as the Name.
    2. For the description, add this as the description ‘Feed public posts to the website from OrgName’s Twitter account’.
    3. Add your primary domain.
    4. Check the Developer Agreement check box.
    5. Select Create your Twitter Application.
  5. Select the Keys and Access Tokens tab.
    SM_8.jpg
  6. At the bottom of that page, select Create my access token.
    SM_9.jpg
  7. Send the following information to your project manager:
    1. Twitter Profile URL
    2. Consumer Key (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
    3. Consumer Secret (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
    4. Access Token (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
    5. Access Token Secret (Copy and Paste, screenshots will not be accepted)
      SM_10.jpg
      SM_11.jpg

 

 

 

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

0 Comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.