19 Feb How to add Facebook or Instagram to your website easily
Adding Facebook and Instagram to your website is a great way to show you are passionate about your business; going with current trends, technologies and updating your website with new content regularly.
I’ve mentioned in a previous blog why it is essential to use social media for business.
There are a few ways to add Facebook or Instagram to your website.
- The widgets from Facebook or Instagram which work well but may be difficult to style them to be consistent with your website brand
- Free Plugins from the WordPress repository which do work, may lack features on how to show your feed or organize which posts can or cannot be seen. Sometimes tricky to install.
- Using a professional paid plugin
I would recommend to try all of them and see which plugin best suits your needs and preferences. If you are struggling to get it to work, don’t have time, having problems, it won’t display correctly or compatibility problems. Then I would recommend taking a look at Smashing Balloon for their Social Media Custom Plugins.
I’ve been using their plugins for quite a few years and have found it very easy to install and deploy a feed. Read below some of the reasons why this plugin is beating the competition!
Once you have read through and would like to try their plugin, visit their website on the link above and give it a go. Or if you would like us to install the plugin for you for a small yearly fee, we would be happy to do that. Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you shortly.
Top 5 Reasons Why People Love Smash Balloon
Easily Setup Custom Social Feeds in WordPress (without writing any code)
Most of the time you needed to hire a developer to create a custom social media feed, or settle for the default feeds from each platform which slows your website.
Smash Balloon makes it easy to display social media content in WordPress without writing any code. The best part is that your website stays, blazing fast!
Customize Social Media Feed Design to Match Your Brand
Their custom social media feeds are 100% mobile responsive and look beautiful right out of the box because we automatically adapt your WordPress theme fonts and styles.
However, you can easily customize the social feed designs to further match your brand style and identity with just a few clicks.
Always Reliable Feed Backup and Smart Caching for Maximum Speed
Unlike other WordPress social media feeds plugin, Smash Balloon is always reliable because we have an intelligent feed caching and backup system.
This helps us minimize the number of API requests, so your website is always fast. Furthermore, even when the social media platform is having an outage, your feed keeps working because of our smart backup system.
Multiple Feeds, SEO Friendly, and No Limitations
Smash Balloon allows you to display multiple social media feeds in WordPress such as timeline feed, photo feed, video feed, events feed, hashtag feed, etc. without any restrictions. You can even display feeds from multiple social accounts, Facebook groups, etc.
All social media feed content is 100% SEO friendly. Unlike other plugins, we don’t use iframes. Instead, we embed the content directly on your web page which helps improve your SEO rankings.
Leverage Social Proof to Boost Engagement, Subscribers, and Sales
Smash Balloon makes it easy for you to display likes, shares, comments, and reactions in a customizable drop-down box below each item. This makes it easy for users to engage with your social content right from your site.
We also make it easy for you to create shoppable feeds to boost your eCommerce sales and grow your business.