Displaying your social media network activity on your website can have tremendous advantages. It shows your readers that you’re an active participant in your niche and helps you establish yourself as a thought leader. The best part is that displaying your activity is fast and easy in WordPress.
To show your social media network (SMN) activity, you’ll parse your account’s RSS feed. The SimplePie and FeedCache functionalities, which are built into WordPress, allow you to use a simple function called fetch_feed. The WordPress Codex has a handy snippet of code available for you, and in this article, we’ll go through the process of finding and parsing your feeds, step by step.
Step 1: Find Your Social Network Feed
First, you’ll have to find your SMN’s specific RSS feed. We’ll go over three popular SMNs: Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.