Facebook generator

Creating Facebook App

Sources

Facebook generator is working through the Facebook API, which requires some “work” on your part, you will need to create a Facebook app to access the data stored on Facebook.

Creating Facebook App

Steps

  1. Go to the Facebook generator plugin settings
  2. On a new tab go to this page: https://developers.facebook.com/apps
  3. Create a new app on the Facebook API page
  4. Then you will get the App ID and App secret which is required for the Facebook generator
  5. and hit the request token in the plugin and save the configuration

For further information you can check out the first seven steps in here.

Video tutorial for the Facebook app

Generate slides

If you haven’t used the generator of Smart Slider 2, please check the common generator documentation before you continue. Those informations are important to understand the following section. You could also try to create your generator with Dynamic slider and you will have a basic generator with much less effort.

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Posts by page

You can give in a page name and Smart Slider will automatically create slides from the posts of the given page.

Parameters

fb_post_by_page_config

  • Page name: valid name of a Facebook page
  • Filter type: Filters the posts by type: Link, Photo, Status
Variables

fb_post_by_page_var

  • {|link-x|} – the link to the Facebook post
  • {|description-x|} – The description of the post
  • {|picture-x|} – The image associated with the post if any
  • {|story-x|} – Story, Only for status type

Photos by page album

You can give in a page name and then select the album from the list and Smart Slider will automatically create slides from the images of the given album.

Parameters

fb_post_by_page_album_config

  • Page name: valid name of a Facebook page
  • Album: This list refreshes when you fill up the page name and shows the available albums.
Variables

fb_post_by_page_album_var

  • {|from_name-1|} – Creator name
  • {|description-1|} – Description of the image
  • {|link-1|} – Link to the image post
  • {|likes-1|} – Count of the likes
  • {|comments-1|} – Comment on the image
  • {|icon-1|} – Icon for the image
  • {|picture-1|} – Picture of the image
  • {|source-1|} – Source of the image
  • {|image1-1|} – Original image
  • {|image2-1|} – Image 960px on the longest side
  • {|image3-1|} – Image 720px on the longest side
  • {|image4-1|} – Image 600px on the longest side
  • {|image5-1|} – Image 480px on the longest side
  • {|image6-1|} – Image 320px on the longest side
  • {|image7-1|} – Image 215px on the longest side
  • {|image8-1|} – Image 130px on the longest side
  • {|image9-1|} – Image 75px on the longest side

Photos by user album

You can select an album from your Facebook profile’s albums and Smart Slider will automatically create slides from the images of the given album. Here is an example.

Parameters

facebook_profile_pictures

  • Album: This list of your albums.
Variables

fb_post_by_user_album_var

  • {|from_name-1|} – Creator name
  • {|description-1|} – Description of the image
  • {|link-1|} – Link to the image post
  • {|likes-1|} – Count of the likes
  • {|comments-1|} – Comment on the image
  • {|icon-1|} – Icon for the image
  • {|picture-1|} – Picture of the image
  • {|source-1|} – Source of the image
  • {|image1-1|} – Original image
  • {|image2-1|} – Image 960px on the longest side
  • {|image3-1|} – Image 720px on the longest side
  • {|image4-1|} – Image 600px on the longest side
  • {|image5-1|} – Image 480px on the longest side
  • {|image6-1|} – Image 320px on the longest side
  • {|image7-1|} – Image 215px on the longest side
  • {|image8-1|} – Image 130px on the longest side
  • {|image9-1|} – Image 75px on the longest side