Custom Facebook widget using CSS

  • Created : Apr, 26, 2017
  • Last Updated: Jul, 28, 2020

Customizing your Facebook feed

As with all our widgets, you can use CSS to create a custom Facebook widget and match any website design. The setup screen for our Facebook feed widget allows you to create a variety of different styles. However, we understand you may need a news feed widget styled to match your site design more closely; using CSS you can achieve almost any styling you want.

HTML structure and CSS classes

Here are the CSS classes and structure for you to create a custom Facebook widget:

Implementation instructions

1. Create a CSS file

Use your favorite text editor or software to prepare the CSS file. Notepad++ is a great free editor that is ideal for creating a CSS file, but there are others available online. All you need is a text editor that does not apply any formatting such as font sizing etc..

A basic file would look something like the example (see below), and produce the custom facebook widget you see in the example below. As you can see the CSS is split into three sections; the Container, Header and Content. We have commented these . You can simply copy this code into your code/text editor and modify the contents, then save is as myfilename.css (or whatever name you want but it must have the .css extension).

2. Upload the CSS file for your custom Facebook widget to your web server

Place the CSS file on your local server or use a service such as Dropbox to store your CSS file offsite. Copy the URL for use in the Feedwind setup screen.

3. Input the CSS URL

Click on the >Advanced Settings link in the “General” section of the setup screen. Enter the URL of the custom CSS location in URL of Custom CSS box. The new custom facebook widget design will display in the Preview area.

Match your settings to the available container size

FeedWind has the option to set the maximum length of the titles and content of feeds by specifying the number of characters to display. FeedWind automatically adjusts the number of feeds shown based on the value entered for the maximum length. Sometimes a feed item can display outside the container depending on the line-height and other settings in the custom CSS. In this case, please adjust the settings in the CSS file or adjust the number of characters allowed in the titles/content.

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