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AX Social Stream

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AX Social Stream


AX Social Stream is a WordPress plugin for website owners who are looking for an easy way to combine all of their social networking activities into one single social stream and display it on their website.
With this plugin you can create a stylish fascinating social media feed including multiple social media pages/groups/accounts with multiple feed options, and can display them in 8 different layouts including Wall, Grid, Carousel, Timeline, Rotating Feed, Sticky Rotating Feed, Ajax Tabbed Feed & Sticky Ajax Tabbed Feed. You can add as many as Facebook pages, Twitter accounts or Instagram accounts you like to your social stream.
It supports 13 and growing type of feeds and includes about 33 feed options.
Your visitors will be able to share your posts on their social accounts or reply, retweet or favorite the Twitter posts from your Social Stream. They can even filter your Social Stream by social networks or using a search phrase.
You can also change the style of your Social Stream using the theme manager and/or custom CSS stylesheets, and make it unique to your website.

Please, check all the available features including, Feed Options and Social APIs Restrictions sections.

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Main Usages:

  • To broadcast all your social network news, photos, videos and updates from multiple social network accounts as a single stream to your visitors.
  • To create a single social stream for multiple social network accounts with multiple profiles.
  • To create a multi-network photo or video gallery on your website.
  • To create a news stream from multiple RSS feeds on your website.
  • To create social stream of Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or VK social networks related to a specific search term or hashtag from multiple social media channels on your website.
  • To create a social stream from your WordPress posts by category or tag.

Main Features:

8 different display layouts:

Wall (Masonry), Grid, Carousel, Timeline, Rotating Feed, Sticky Rotating Feed, Ajax Tabbed Feed & Sticky Ajax Tabbed Feed.

Supports 13 and growing social networks:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr, Vimeo, Tumblr, Deviantart, RSS, SoundCloud, VK and WordPress.

6 ways to add to your website:

  1. Add your Social Stream to a post or page
  2. Add your Social Stream to a WordPress theme file
  3. Add your Social Stream as a widget
  4. Add your Social Stream via WPBakery Page Builder panel
  5. Add your Social Stream via Elementor panel
  6. Add your Social Stream via Cornerstone page builder panel

Fully Responsive:

The plugin is fully responsive which enables you to be used in mobile friendly websites.

Ads Management Feature:

Feature to display block of ads along with social items on your Social Stream.

Slideshow Presentation View:

Feature to display social items in full lightbox slideshow for presenting and wide screens.

Feed Options:

  • Facebook page wall posts.
  • Facebook album photos.
  • Facebook page photos.
  • Facebook page videos.
  • Twitter user latest Tweets.
  • Twitter list Tweets.
  • Twitter search Tweets with hashtags. (Check limitations section)
  • Instagram user posts including photos and videos.
  • Instagram search posts by tags. (Check limitations section)
  • YouTube user latest uploads.
  • YouTube public playlist uploads.
  • YouTube search by term.
  • Tumblr user latest (a. regular, b. photo, c. video, d. audio, e. link, f. quote & g. conversation) posts.
  • Pinterest latest user public Pins.
  • Pinterest latest public Pins from a specific Social Stream.
  • Flickr user latest public photostream uploads.
  • Flickr group public photostream uploads.
  • Flickr Photoset/Album public feed.
  • Vimeo user public (a. videos, b. likes, c. appeared in, d. all videos, e. subscriptions, f. albums, g. channels & h. groups) feeds.
  • Deviantart user latest deviations.
  • SoundCloud user tracks public feed.
  • VK user or community wall feed.
  • RSS feed URL latest entries.

More Features:

  • Plugin licensing and automatic updates.
  • Processing multiple IDs per network.
  • Processing multiple feeds per network.
  • Load more items button for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, VK and WordPress.
  • Infinite scroll feature for loading more functionality.
  • Images lazy load feature.
  • Feature to enable/disable images lazy loading on the social stream.
  • Option to get specific sets of posts for Facebook page feed. Posts published by this page, or by others, or by both on this page.
  • Ability to get posts in a certain datetime in Facebook.
  • Ability to get tweets generated in a given date in Twitter.
  • Allowing the user to add controls for stop/start the rotating feed slider.
  • Option to order the Social Stream results by date of item or randomly.
  • Feature to display the date on items in different formats.
  • Limiting the maximum number of results to display on the Social Stream.
  • Limiting the title and description words count to display for each item on the Social Stream.
  • Caching of social feeds with defining of cache time to reduce up download time.
  • Read more link for long block of texts.
  • Ability to open links in new window, parent window or lightbox window.
  • Option to change the status of links to follow or nofollow.
  • Opening images & videos in lightbox window.
  • Video icon overlay on Social Stream video items.
  • Defining the animation speed, animation duration & direction of rotating feed.
  • Ability to enable/disable animation and defining the rotate delay & filter direction for Wall.
  • Option to adjust the spacing between the columns in the wall.
  • Option that, let blocks to adjust and re-size to fill the gap in wall.
  • Option to display timeline in one column or based on browser screen width.
  • Share posts button for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn from your website.
  • Feature to reply, retweet or favorite the Twitter posts from your Social Stream.
  • 6 built-in templates.
  • Theme manager.
  • Custom layout & CSS stylesheets.
  • Allowing to select from different themes.
  • Allowing to change themes options in back-end.
  • Implementing hooks for customizing themes.
  • Feature to control displaying text labels on items.
  • Customization of social network colors & icons.
  • Customization of post type icons.
  • Customization of Social Stream body background color, border color, border size, background image & font color for all display modes.
  • Customization of Social Stream item background color, border color & border size for all display modes.
  • Customization of Social Stream header background color, title font color for rotating feed.
  • Allowing to define the feed block opener image.
  • Select the font size for the Social Stream.
  • Display your widget in 4 different locations on your website.
  • Displaying number of likes for Facebook and Instagram.
  • Displaying number of comments for Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Show recent comments for Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Auto trigger show comments in lightbox slideshow mode.
  • Allowing to set the feed block width/height.
  • Allowing to set the image width/height for images & thumbnails.
  • Allowing to select the width/height for videos.
  • Feature to set custom defined height and width for wall layout.
  • Feature to set wall items responsive breakpoints based on browser or container width.
  • Option to define, how to display the image for each item (Boxed or Expanded).
  • Option to allow loading images over https.
  • Ability to select the content blocks to be included in each item in Social Stream output.
  • Ability to create multiple Social Streams on your website.
  • Ability to add multiple Social Streams in a page on your website.
  • Ability to pin a post on top of the Social Stream.
  • Ability to remove a post from the Social Stream
  • The ability to define the number of items shwoing in each slide for different screen sizes on carousel layout.
  • Feature to define a custom height for carousel items.
  • Allowing to change Social Stream attributes in shortcode.
  • Filtering the Social Stream items by social network.
  • Filtering the Social Stream items using a search phrase or tag button.
  • Ability to order the filter network icons.
  • Feature to customize filtering buttons.
  • Feature to disable specific filtering buttons.
  • Feature to add multiple keywords in custom filtering tabs.
  • Supporting for multibyte character set languages.
  • Feature to display Social Stream items as lightbox slideshow.
  • Integrated with Cornerstone and WPBakery Page Builder.
  • Auto-resize responsive lightbox window.
  • Feature to convert Facebook shared links to embedded item.
  • Feature to display Twitter embed links with a custom style.
  • Ability to customize the size of grid layout.
  • Ability to setup proxy for API connections.
  • Online debug log.
  • Fully documented + all examples.
  • Fully plugin inline descriptions.
  • Translation for more than 10 languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Danish, Thai, Turkish) over po/mo files with ability to extend through Gettext translation editors.
  • Compatibile with servers.

Social APIs Restrictions

There are some restriction from social network APIs that are making some limitations for us on top of building this plugin that are listed here.

  • You can only get the feed of Facebook pages, groups or users you have connected to the plugin. Check this article on how to connect your Facebook account to the plugin.
  • Twitter account should not be set as Protect my Tweets.
  • Twitter hashtag search API can only grab the items that are posted in the last 7 days. In other words, when you get a feed by hashtag or search term no tweets will be found for a date older than one week.
  • Twitter API does not provide the image data for re-tweets.
  • You can only get the feed of Instagram accounts you have connected to the plugin. Check this article on how to connect your Instagram account to the plugin.
  • On Instagram when you get a feed by hashtag or search term, you can query a maximum of 30 unique hashtags on behalf of an Instagram Business or Creator Account within a rolling 7 days period.
  • Pinterest re-shared items will not include the original shared item.

Technical Requirements:

  • The plugin requires the PHP version 7.2.5 or higher.
  • The plugin requires the WordPress version 5.0.0 or higher.
  • This plugin requires both PHP’s multibyte string extension AND iconv extension (enabled by default).
  • PHP’s XML extension is required (enabled by default).
  • PHP’s cURL extension is recommended (enabled by default)

Package Includes:

  • AX Social Stream installable plugin.
  • Full documentation files in html format.
  • All assets is PSD layered files format.
Wall Demos:

Wall Demo 1 – Modern layout – Light skin
Wall Demo 9 – Metro layout
Wall Modern classic
Fixed Height Wall Demo
Wall Demo 6 – Modern 2 layout – Light skin
Wall Demo 2 – Modern layout – Dark skin
Wall Demo 3 – Flat layout
Wall Demo 4 – Default layout – Random order
Wall Demo 5 – Infinite Scroll
Wall Demo 7 – RSS Aggregator
Wall Demo 8 – Slideshow presentation
Social Tag Stream Demo
Video Stream Demo Custom Filtering Wall

Timeline Demos:

Timeline Demo 1 – Modern layout
Timeline Demo 2 – Default layout

Grid layout demos:

Grid layout in one/twofold columns style with Brick theme and dark skin
Grid layout in solo column style with Brick theme and dark skin
Grid layout in solo column style with Brick theme and light skin

Carousel Feed Demo:

Carousel layout with 2 rows in Hero theme and dark skin Carousel Feed Demo 1 – Modern 2 layout
Carousel Feed Demo 2 – Modern layout

Rotating Feed Demo:

Rotating Feed Demo 1 – Modern layout
Rotating Feed Demo 2 – Default & Flat layouts

Sticky Rotating Feed Demo:

Sticky Rotating Feed Demo – Different layouts & positions

Ajax Tabbed Feed Demo:

Ajax Tabbed Feed Demo – Different layouts & positions

Sticky Ajax Tabbed Feed Demos:

Sticky Ajax Tabbed Feed Demo – Different layouts & positions

Backend Demo:

For backend demo, look at the screenshots.


Frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Online Documentation:

Online documentation, can be found here.


If you have any questions or suggestions concerning to AX Social Stream plugin, please contact us via our page on CodeCanyon or via our website at


= 3.9.16 - 19.01.2023 =
- Fixed a Warning error in widgets module.
- Admin framework upgraded to the latest version.
- Fixing the hashtag and username linking in item text.

= 3.9.15 - 21.12.2022 =
- Fixing the lightbox items filtering problem.
- Fixing an issue in Stream Output feature.
- Fixing the Hero theme hover effects.
- Fixing the Facebook group feed API problem.

= 3.9.14 - 20.10.2022 =
- Fixing the Pinterest duplicate items issue.
- Fixing an issue related to the opening of lightbox.
- Fixing an issue related to Link whole item to original feature.

= 3.9.13 - 16.08.2022 =
- Fixed some issues in lightbox view.
- Handling comments error while API is not providing data.
- Fixing the Instagram reel video type displaying problem.
- Fixing empty image problem on some Facebook items.

= 3.9.12 - 14.07.2022 =
- Carousel widget sliding problem fixed.
- Carousel Hero layout one row display problem fixed.
- Fixed the carousel share icons problem on mobile.
- Instagram business carousel video item problem fixed.

= 3.9.11 - 08.05.2022 =
- Instagram connection using Our App is back.

= 3.9.10 - 07.04.2022 =
- Facebook connection using Our App is back.

= 3.9.9 - 24.03.2022 =
- SoundCloud API problem fixed.
- Adding feed by search term to SoundCloud.
- Fixing onload relayout problem on big screens.

= 3.9.8 - 19.02.2022 =
- Instagram location feed option removed.
- Instagram full media information feature removed.
- Instagram login connection obsoleted and removed.
- Facebook and Instagram connection using Our App temporarily removed.
- Facebook comments error #200 Missing Permissions fixed.

= 3.9.7 - 17.02.2022 =
- Instagram Own App token URI problem fixed.
- Facebook connect by access token feature added.

= 3.9.6 - 10.01.2022 =
- Feature to be able to link the whole item to the original post.
- Feature to limit chinese characters count on the items.
- Fixing upgrade error message.

= 3.9.5 - 13.11.2021 =
- Fixing the retweet user photo problem.
- Fixing the Instagram load more problem on personal API.
- Displaying of social stream shortcode in the WordPress dashboard has been fixed.

= 3.9.4 - 07.10.2021 =
- Linking images to original post problem fixed.
- Filter in/out limited content problem fixed.
- Fixed a problem with PHP v8.
- Handling invalid RSS feed warning.

= 3.9.3 - 27.09.2021 =
- VK API updated problem fixed.
- Facebook connect by access token feature added.

= 3.9.2 - 30.08.2021 =
- Filter in and filter out feature added.
- Instagram API updated to the latest version.

= 3.9.1 - 20.08.2021 =
- Theme options displaying issue happened in v3.9.0 has been fixed.
- Problem of displaying of some other Facebook users posts on the stream has been fixed.

= 3.9.0 - 23.07.2021 =
- Some code structure quality fixes.

= 3.8.9 - 25.04.2021 =
- Fixing the Instagram hashtag feed problem.
- Adding hover effects to the default themes.

= 3.8.8 - 12.04.2021 =
- Twitter API credentials suspended app problem fixed.

= 3.8.7 - 03.04.2021 =
- Fixing the Twitter retweets user profile image problem.
- Adding alt tag to comments and likes profile images.
- Fixing the Facebook link posts displaying problem.
- Facebook status type removed.
- Fixing show more button issue.
- Fixing Instagram feed after parameter problem.

= 3.8.6 - 02.01.2021 =
- Fixing the Infinite load more issue on mobile.
- Fixing the Facebook tagged feed problem.
- Fixing some Instagram cache issues.
- Fixing the Instagram API conflicting problems.

= 3.8.5 - 14.12.2020 =
- Fixing the get feed by ID problem on Instagram business API.
- Fixing Instagram items information display problem on Instagram business API.
- Instagram business API comments loading problem fixed.

= 3.8.4 - 10.12.2020 =
- Instagram/Facebook official Graph API user and hashtag feed feature added.
- Instagram/Facebook official API authentication setup added.
- Instagram personal display API access token automatic refresh added.
- Instagram private login/password credentials setup added.
- Stream Auto Refresh feature removed.

= 3.8.3 - 26.11.2020 =
- Add disable option for Show More feature.
- Fixing the timeline layout load more images loading issue.
- Fixing carousel hidden arrow problem.
- Fixing Metro theme user styling problem.
- GLOBALS variable notice error fixed.

= 3.8.2 - 02.11.2020 =
- Set "Item Width Definition" option on "Based on container width" by default.
- Fixing the default filtering problem in Masonry layout.
- Fixing the page auto scroll problem on Grid layout.
- Handling the Instagram official API and SoundCloud errors.
- Fixed the Instagram official API feed cache problem.

= 3.8.1 - 31.10.2020 =
- Fixing the Instagram API Credentials problem due to latest API changes.

Check the complete changelog.

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