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Posted May 14th, 2019 by Ryan in #developer tools (26)

Wordpress is an awesome platform on which to base a website or blog, as it's easy to set up and customize and offers a lot of quality templates. But one of its best features is the availability of hundreds of thousands of plugins for your site, which gives you the power to do just about anything you or your brand would need on your website. You can even add social media to your Wordpress site with just a few clicks.

Why Add Social Media to Your Wordpress Site?

There are plenty of reasons to add social media to a Wordpress site. Not only will a social media feed consolidate all of your social media channels into a single place, it helps keep your visitors engaged. Adding a social media feed also lets you take advantage of the user-generated content your loyal customers create, all while letting you moderate and filter what shows up on your Wordpress site. So how do you add social media on Wordpress?

Adding Social Media to Wordpress with Juicer

Whether you want to use a Wordpress social media template or integrate social into your existing design, plugins are the way to go. Thanks to the Juicer social media feed plugin, it's never been easier (or cheaper) to get an aggregated social media feed up and running on your Wordpress site. You'll need to get signed up to Juicer first, which is very easy (and free).

Once you're signed up, there are three ways to embed a Juicer feed on your Wordpress site:

Add a Social Feed With an Embed Code

In your Wordpress dashboard, create a new post or page, or edit an existing one. Then, click on the "text" button above the content editor.

Text Button

Next, paste your social media feed embed code embed feed into the page, as shown below. Remember that your specific Juicer embed code is available on your Juicer dashboard, by clicking "Embed In My Site."

<script src="//assets.juicer.io/embed.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="//assets.juicer.io/embed.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<ul class="juicer-feed" data-feed-id="YOUR_JUICER_FEED_NAME"><h1 class='referral'><a href='http://www.juicer.io'>Powered by Juicer</a></h1></ul>

Embed Code

Finally, simply save that page, and you'll have yourself a shiny new Juicer social media feed on your Wordpress site!

Use the Juicer Wordpress Plugin

This is a very simple way to add social media to your Wordpress site. Just add Juicer’s social media plugin through Wordpress’s add new plugin menu or download the Juicer plugin, unzip it, and upload the whole folder using FTP to your Wordpress site under the directory /wp-content/plugins/

Next, log on to your Wordpress admin dashboard, click "Plugins" in the left-hand menu, find the Wordpress plugin in your list and click "Activate."

Activate your wordpress plugin

Then, create a new page or post (or open an existing one). When you are on the page editor, simply add the Juicer social media feed shortcode, like this:

[juicer name='YOUR_FEED_NAME']

Add Shortcode

Save the page and voila! You now have a Juicer social media feed on your Wordpress site.

Use a Juicer PHP Function to Embed Directly In Your Wordpress Theme.

If you're into the "nitty gritty" of customizing the PHP code of your Wordpress theme, it's easy to integrate Juicer this way, too. For example, if you want to get a Juicer social media feed on every page of your Wordpress site, you can add the juicer PHP function to your footer.php file in your themes directory.

First, install and activate the Juicer Wordpress plugin as described above.

Then, use the Juicer PHP function anywhere you like in your template.

<?php juicer_feed('name=YOUR_FEED_NAME') ?>

To get the exact PHP function, visit your feed editor page, click on "Embed In Your Site," and then click "I have a Wordpress site."

Adding social media to a Wordpress site is an easy way to capitalize on the content you are already creating. So sign up for Juicer, add it to your Wordpress site, and start reaping the benefits. It’s easy and free.