Social Stacks WP: Installation and Requirements

Social Stacks is stunning responsive slider of various content (from social networks, RSS and WP itself) for WordPress sites. This premium plugin works great with all popular social networks and is suitable for any block on your site.

Installation

  1. Unzip plugin archive.
  2. Place social-stacks folder into the .../wp-content/plugins/ directory of your site.

Or you can do the second part in more handy way via WordPress Admin panel:

  1. On the Plugins panel press the Add New button.
  2. Press Upload tab.
  3. Browse for the social-stacks.zip file, select it, press Open.
  4. Click Install Now.

Files Structure

Social Stacks plugin has standard WordPress plugin's structure. It includes both PHP files for server-side and JavaScript files to operate on client-side. Main plugin file social-stacks.php generates slider HTML and injects JS (like main JS public.js) from /js folder and CSS from /css folder on your site page. Also it's responsible for plugin options and settings storage.

Source code: PHP and JavaScript

Plugin main PHP class is defined in social-stacks.php. It provides standard WordPress plugin routine like settings and appearance presentation in admin and settings storage in WordPress database and also includes other .php files and injects .js, .css for browser pages. Nothing really to customize here, only in case of new functionality addition.

Front-end scripting and third-party plugins are located in main JS file public.js

Design: CSS and images

We use multiple CSS files in this plugin: for admin and for public. The first one admin.css is for plugin styles in WordPress admin like settings page. The second file public.css contains all of the specific stylings for the Social Stacks on your site pages. Rest are third-party plugin's CSS for admin e.g. colorpicker

Feel free to edit any of this CSS. Please double-check if editing more than just font or background color.

Usage

Please refer to individual articles from left sidebar menu for various guidance

Browser support

  • Chrome >= 20
  • Mozilla Firefox >= 15
  • Internet Explorer >= 9
  • Safari >= 5
  • Opera >= 15
  • Safari Mobile for iOS
  • Chrome for Android / iOS
  • Firefox for Android

Requirements

  • You need to have jQuery version 1.7 and larger on you WP server.
  • Some network API require secure connection to send data so your server should have SSL certificate installed. In the most cases SSL is provided by hosting. But we suggest to consult your hosting about your server security before purchasing. If you don’t have SSL check this article to consider free and lowcost options. Next networks may require secure connection: Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram.

Support

To get support please visit our  Help Center. Our Help Center is the only official Social Stream Apps support handling mechanism. Questions sent using other channels may be ignored without notice. Check out our Support Policy.