Since v1.3.1, The Grid allows to display external content:

  1. Instagram
  2. Youtube
  3. Vimeo
  4. Facebook
  5. Twitter
  6. Flickr
  7. RSS Feed

In order to display social media content in the grid, you need at first to enter your personnal API key for each API (Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo) in the Global settings under API tab.

For each API, you must generate your personnal key and enter it in this global setting panel.
Under each field, you will find a link in order to generate this key. Please follow the instruction provided by the social company in order to generate your API key.

In order to preserve performances, The Grid will cache the result from any social media content during one hour.
This will allow to improve drastically the loading speed of your website by preventing to fetch data from an external server each time.

After setting up your API keys, you will be able to use social media content.

1. Instagram

You can display in the grid a combination of user(s) and hash tag(s):

User(s) can be entered directly with the username or the user ID (http://jelled.com/instagram/lookup-user-id#).
Setup the user directly with an ID will allow to preserve one request from Instagram and make the loading speed quicker.

2. Youtube

You can display from Youtube:

  1. Channel
  2. Playlist
  3. Video(s)

One channel and one playlist can be displayed per grid in order to preserve performance.

For Youtube video(s) source you can enter multiple video IDs separated by a comma.

IDs can be found in the Youtube url.

3. Vimeo

You can display from Vimeo:

  1. User
  2. Album
  3. Group
  4. Channel

One user or ID can be set per grid in order to preserve performance.

User an IDs can be found in the Vimeo url.

4. Facebook

You can display from Facebook:

  1. Facebook public page (not user profil)
  2. Public group page
  3. Public album

Public group page and Public album require a valid ID in order to fetch the content from Facebook.
You will find Facebook ID in the url of the group or album page or you can use some web services to get the ID.

5. Twitter

You can display from Twitter:

  1. User Timeline
  2. Tweets by search
  3. User Favorites
  4. User List

6. Flickr

You can display from Flickr:

  1. Public Photos
  2. Photoset
  3. Gallery
  4. Groups Photos

7. RSS Feed

You can display from a RSS Feed any valid rss feed url.
A lot of services have RSS feed like:

  1. 500px: http://500px.com/tim_santasombat/rss
  2. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/goprocamera
  3. Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/toddmartinfilms/videos/rss