Facebook

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Why is the Facebook source super useful?

One of the reasons why Justified Image Grid has a model that lacks its own content source is the ease of use of external sources. Most people are already familiar with uploading pictures to Facebook. This allows to leverage the fact that no technical skills are required to manage and maintain galleries over time. Once you connect the plugin to Facebook, just keep adding photos. However, you will not only built Zuck's site, but also your own! How? Your Facebook albums can simply appear in WordPress using Justified Image Grid.

If you are a developer, why would you care?

Less work for you! Wouldn't it be cool to tell your client that he or she can just manage the site's photos from Facebook? They'll be delighted to know that there is nothing new to learn. You just set up one gallery for them and everytime they add new stuff, it'll get synced to their website. Not just in any way but as a beautiful justified grid. Various built-in modes help to show multiple or single albums in the most useful ways. The point is to set it and forget it, for a self-updating section on the site which is sourced from a Facebook profile or page. Read on to learn how this works!

Learn more about what can you display from Facebook!

Each display mode has more detailed demos and explanations to find out which one suits you best.
This is an index page for the Facebook source.

The above example uses the following, generated shortcode (how to use):
[$justified_image_grid preset=c11 row_height=180 height_deviation=0 caption_bg_color=#192540 overlay_color=#192540 specialfx=off use_timthumb=no last_row=match-center recent_posts=yes recents_description=custom_post_metadata post_metadata_fields=_yoast_wpseo_metadesc recents_post_type=page recents_parent_id=4013]

Which are the common aspects of using Facebook content?

Learn how this source works and you'll be confident that it's one of the easiest ways to manage a gallery.

What kind of Facebook content can this plugin fetch and how?

  • Photos that are stored in albums (including timeline, cover and profile pictures)...
  • ...from any Facebook page (of companies, public figures etc.)
  • ...from your user profile.
  • Pictures from your friends' profiles - only if they explicitly allow your usage!
  • Any number of users or pages can be added at the same time.
  • You need to have a basic Facebook App created for access - the plugin guides you through the setup.
  • Per Facebook standards, a user's access lasts for 60 days - you can renew it anytime.

What settings are shared among all Facebook display modes?

  • Select an image size to open in the lightbox. These are Normal, Larger and Maximum which are subject to availability.
  • Cache Facebook content so their API is not exhausted by the barrage of your visitors.
  • Automatic sync outside the customizable cache period. There is no "button" to pull or copy fresh content in.
  • Lightbox images are served by Facebook CDN. Thumbnails are cached on your CDN / server.
  • Justified Image Grid thumbnail special effects are available.

How do the settings look like?