Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

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Flow-Flow Social Streams for WordPress is premium WordPress social plugin to display your social hub in beautiful responsive grid with filters and live search. Make any combinations of social feeds with Flow-Flow. For example, you can have 5 Facebook pages, 5 Twitter accounts and 5 Instagram in one stream. For its price this plugin is a great alternative to web services that charge monthly payment for similar functionality. No monthly Subscription with Flow-Flow Social Streams!

Smart caching with server task allows to deliver content blazingly fast without long page loading. It’s especially crucial when many networks are pulled or you have big traffic. Your visitors won’t see any API calls limit errors using your tokens. Jump to “How it works” section to check out details. Plugin is responsive and works well on mobile devices. It’s great to use this plugin for streaming your news, photos, reviews and any other content you can imagine!

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Plugin doesn’t expose your private details (like tokens, app IDs and app secrets) to browser so we provide 100% security for any sensitive data.

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Feeds to stream

  • Twitter: home timeline, user feed, search including hashtags, user lists, user favorites.
  • Facebook: news feed or posts of token owner, any public PAGE with public posts, public groups.
  • Google+: any public profile.
  • SoundCloud: public playlists.
  • LinkedIn: company updates and jobs (only for admins since recent API changes).
  • Instagram: home timeline, user photos, hashtag photos, liked photos.
  • Pinterest: public user or board.
  • Foursquare: location tips, location photos.
  • Vine: public user feed, user likes, search by tag.
  • Dribbble: public items of user, user likes.
  • Flickr: public user photos, photos by tag.
  • WordPress: blog posts, comments, posts of specific categories, comments of specific post.
  • YouTube: user, channels, search, public playlist.
  • Tumblr: photo posts (will be more types in future).
  • Vimeo: public videos of user, album, channel and like feed of user.
  • RSS: any valid feed.
  • Request your social nerwork or feed!

You can moderate your social feeds with this plugin excluding posts by URL, by username, by words. Broadcast your news, make portfolio, show client testimonials by your company’s tag etc. Plugin provides social sharing buttons to drive user involvement and interaction. We’re focusing on increasing the number of use cases for plugin.

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If you like Flow-Flow but it lacks important feature you need please request it!
Don’t leave silently with bad review if something doesn’t work. It can be your server issue or bad config. Please always ask support.
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Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress


Social sharing buttons
Drive the interaction and user involvement!
        Content moderation
Excluding posts by word, by username, by URL. Clean your grid from trolls and spam!
“Show More” button
Load more items in stream.

        Smart image caching
Images size is calculated on server and grid is built one time without layout updating.
All popular Social Networks
And their number is growing (based on popular requests).
        Smart server caching
Grid loads almost instantly. No need to load data every time.
CSS3 transforms animation
Shows the best performance and speed.

        Cosy Admin Panel
Intuitive and clean interface with live preview.
Lightbox galleries
Fanstastic looking with attractive animations. Smart media preloading.
        Well documented
Straightforward step by step setup guides.

Responsive design
With swipes support for sliding on mobiles.

        Highly customizable
Change colors, width/margins, design templates etc.
Graphomaniac protection
Expanding/collapsing for cards with a lot of content.
        Enjoyable interaction
Beautiful animations and hover effects.

Video support
For YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram.

Put your stream in any block or page of your site.
Unlimited feeds and streams
Add as much social feeds to any of your stream as you need.
        Compact layout included
Special design for sidebar and narrow blocks.
Translation-ready, WPML support
Use this tool to translate plugin. Then you can send translation files to us!
        Smart resource loading
Script and styles are loaded only when shortcode detected on page

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress


  • SEO boost
  • Manual first-time cache build in admin to make it even faster!
  • More social networks.
  • More feed options.
  • More use cases.
  • More design layouts.
  • More animations.
  • More customizations.
  • More EVERYTHING (request!).

How plugin works

You create streams in Flow-Flow Social Stream admin and copy generated shortcodes. Then you put these shortcodes in any block on any page of your site. Plugin has special compact mode for narrow blocks like sidebar. When social stream is shown first time, it’s got cached (takes more time for initial caching but then it will show blazingly fast) and rest of visitors see this cache for cache lifetime. So for example if you have set 20 min cache and 10000 users visit your site within these 20 min, it’s only one time plugin will request API to pull data, for the rest of time users will see cached data almost instantly. Considering that server runs cache renew task in background it guarantees plugin’s amazing performance.

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Design and styling options

Flow-Flow provides a great customization for design and stylings. Nice-looking professionally made layouts, different styles. Flow-Flow has many to choose from! Here’s a few examples you can try.

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How multiple feeds actually work

First of all you can create unlimited socials streams on your site. The magic thing is that you then add as much social feeds from one or different social networks as you want. For example, you want to include in one stream 3 twitter accounts, 1 twitter hashtag, 2 google+ accounts and 5 facebook feeds. No problem! Here is a visual scheme:

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Admin panel provides clear indication of important stuff and is very convenient. You can easily manage your social streams from one compact list.

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress


Filter is optional feature of Flow-Flow. If you would like to use plugin with complex streams this feature could be handy.

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress


  • You need to have jQuery version 1.7 or later on you WP server.
  • Some network APIs MAY require secure connection to send data so your server should have SSL certificate installed. In the most cases SSL is provided by hosting. We use private APIs because it’s more secure obviously, no one sees your secure data (tokens etc) on client side and these APIs provide more possibilities for streaming.
    Next networks MAY require secure connection if your hosting is not in trusted list: Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram. If you need SSL please check this article to consider free and lowcost options.
  • Grid engine is pretty resourse heavy and using latest technologies so some devices (eg. low-end or old models) can struggle displaying grid especially when being combined with another heavy scripts on page.


Version 1.3.16 Latest

 - Fix for Twitter search feeds and advanced terms using in 1.3.16 - Admin fix for colorpickers initialization when creating new stream in 1.3.15 - Improved error messaging  in 1.3.14 - Update for latest Vimeo embeds  in 1.3.13 - G+ video (Youtube) posts support  in 1.3.12 - SoundCloud integration in 1.3.11 - Cache system optimizations in 1.3.10 - Facebook "shared link" posts correctly attach links in 1.3.9 - Tweaks for Youtube videos in Facebook posts in 1.3.9 - Tweak for video thumbnail in FB posts in 1.3.9 - Fix for Instagram duplication when existing number of posts < 20 in 1.3.8 - Facebook posts inherit WP site language in 1.3.7 - Pictures are now shown for Facebook event posts in 1.3.7 - Feed of FB token owner posts is using current API version (previous doesn't work anymore) in 1.3.7 - Fix for Youtube search posts max limit in 1.3.6 - Fix for possible 'malformed' error for Instagram in 1.3.6 - Fix for possible case when streams don't update in 1.3.5 - Firefox lightbox animation fix in 1.3.4 - Tweets by language in 1.3.4 - LinkedIn integration added in 1.3.3 - Instagram class updated to be able to stream more than 33 posts in 1.3.2 - Flickr API updated in 1.3.1 - Support for YouTube v3 API in 1.3.0 

Version 1.2.0 – 1.2.43

 - FB sharer update for mobiles to sync with new FB API - Tweaks for WP feeds (images in lightbox and timestamps) - Additional filtering for support video in updated YouTube API  - Filter for support video in updated YouTube API - Option for show post title in WP comments feed - New default sorting algorithm to show different networks proportionally by date - Fix for HTTPS forcing when option is set to NO - Setting to force HTTPS for image sources - Facebook groups  - Twitter favorites - IPv4 support - Custom post support for WP feeds - Months are made translatable  - Clicking title opens lightbox not original post - More debug messages for admins - WP posts stripping tags removed - SSL checking disabled (can possible solve SSL issue if you have one) - Adjustments for dynamic images height calculation - Update for Instagram API (install it if your Instagram feeds don't show up anymore) - Further improvements for RSS to cover more formats and usecases - Additional filtering for Facebook feeds to remove meaningless posts or posts without message - Errors info for admins - Admin tweaks - Lightbox tweak for landscape orientation images - Optimizations for usecase when one has a lot of feeds in streams - Fix for usecase when images can be doubled for loaded RSS cards if rich mode is used - Fix for usecase when you use grid layout and slider mode for mobiles  - Fix for usecase with PHP parser (if stream HTML is not at page at all) - Fix for usecase with Twitter links and long IDs - RSS feed tweaks - Fix for Vimeo likes feed - RSS feed tweaks - YouTube search - New Instagram feed: liked posts - YouTube public playlists - Grid engine optimizations - Links wrapping fix - Mobile tweaks - Plugin's data snapshots to save/back up and load your data from specific moment of time - Mobile UI tweaks - Foursquare, Vine and Dribbble support - Various improvements and fixes - Twitter lists - WordPress category posts and comments for specific post - Lightbox tweak for large content - Sharing buttons and Reply/retweet/favorite buttons for Twitter added 

Version 1.0.0 – 1.1.9

 - Moderation for stream items added (by URL, by username, by words) - Load More button added (loads items if available) - Translation-ready - Featured images for WP posts - Support for videos uploaded to Facebook itself - Fix for rare usecase when lightboxes are not visible - Flickr social network support added - Tumblr social network support added - Vimeo social network support added - Admin fixes - Grid item width and margin settings added - Admin optimizations for large number of streams - Fixes for 1.1.0 for cloning/deleting streams (in 1.1.1) - Plugin stores options when being deactivated/deleted via WP (in 1.1.1) - Various tweaks and fixes (in 1.1.2-1.1.4) - Lightbox gallery added - YouTube channels and Instagram videos support - Removed possible conflicts with another social plugins  

Please leave your feedback on comments page, we’re interested to improve the product with focus on clients’ satisfaction. If you have issues please send message via contact form we’ll try to update/fix as soon as possible.

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress


Developing of Flow-Flow Social Streams is based on user suggestions. If you lack some features or social networks/feeds please take a minute and answer three simple questions. You decide and affect the priority of developing. Many thanks!

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

Flow-Flow — Social Streams for WordPress

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Date: June 17, 2015