Simple Social Media Stream Joomla Extension

Simple Social Media Stream Joomla Extension

Simple Social Media Stream extension is the best choice for those who are looking for an easy way to share their social networking updates on their Joomla ready website.
This extension gives you a combined social media stream for all of your social network updates, and can display them in 3 different layouts: Wall, Timeline, Carousel. It supports 9 and growing social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, RSS and LinkedIn and includes about 21 feeds options.
Your visitors will be able to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google or Linkedin from your website. They will also have the option to reply, retweet or favorite the Twitter posts on your stream. They can even filter your social stream by social network.
You can also change the style of your stream using the theme manager and/or custom CSS stylesheets, and make it unique to your website.

Main Usages:

  • To broadcast all your social network news, photos, videos and updates from multiple social network accounts as a single stream to your visitors.
  • To create a single social stream for multiple social network accounts with multiple profiles.
  • To create a multi-network photo or video gallery on your website.
  • To create a news stream from multiple RSS feeds on your website.
  • To broadcast all social network news related to a specific search term or hashtag from multiple social media channels on your website.

Main Features:

3 different display modes:

Wall, Timeline, Carousel Feed

Supports 12 and growing social networks:

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, RSS, SoundCloud, VK, LinkedIn

3 ways to add to your website:

  1. Add Social Stream on a page
  2. Add Social Stream as a Module

Fully Responsive:

The extension is fully responsive which enables you to be used in mobile friendly websites.

Slideshow Presentation View:

Feature to display social items in full lightbox slideshow for presenting and wide screens.

More than 30 feed options:

  • Facebook page/group wall public posts.
  • Facebook album public photos.
  • Facebook page public photos.
  • Facebook page public videos.
  • Twitter user latest Tweets.
  • Twitter list Tweets.
  • Twitter search Tweets with hashtags.
  • Google+ profile latest public posts.
  • Pinterest latest user public Pins.
  • Pinterest latest public Pins from a specific board.
  • Flickr user latest public photostream uploads.
  • Flickr group public photostream uploads.
  • Instagram user posts including photos and videos.
  • Instagram search posts by tags.
  • Instagram latest posts by location ID.
  • Instagram search by geographical location.
  • YouTube user latest uploads.
  • YouTube public playlist uploads.
  • YouTube search by term.
  • Vimeo user public (a. videos, b. likes, c. appeared in, d. all videos, e. subscriptions, f. albums, g. channels & h. groups) feeds.
  • SoundCloud user tracks public feed.
  • VK user or community wall feed.
  • RSS feed URL latest entries.
  • LinkedIn company updates.

More Features:

  • Extension licensing and one year of automatic updates.
  • Images lazy load feature.
  • Load more items button for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, VK, Flickr and LinkedIn.
  • Option to get specific sets of posts for Facebook page feed. Posts published by this page, or by others, or by both on this page.
  • Ability to get posts in a certain datetime in Facebook.
  • Ability to get tweets generated in a given date in Twitter.
  • Filtering the stream items using a search phrase.
  • Ability to order the filter network icons.
  • Option to order the stream results by date of item or randomly.
  • Limiting the maximum number of results to display on the stream.
  • Limiting the title, description & comments’ words count to display for each item on the stream.
  • Caching of social feeds with defining of cache time to reduce up download time.
  • Read more link for long block of texts.
  • Ability to open links in new window or parent window
  • Option to change the status of links to follow or nofollow.
  • Opening images & videos in lightbox window.
  • Video icon overlay on stream video items.
  • Ability to enable/disable animation and defining the rotate delay & filter direction for Wall.
  • Option to adjust the spacing between the columns in the wall.
  • Option that, let blocks to adjust and re-size to fill the gap in wall.
  • Option to display timeline in one column or based on browser screen width.
  • Share posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google or Linkedin from your website.
  • Fully documented + all examples.
  • Fully extension inline descriptions.
  • 5 built-in templates.
  • Theme manager.
  • Custom layout & CSS stylesheets.
  • Allowing to select from different themes.
  • Customization of stream body background color, border color, border size, background image & font color for all display modes.
  • Customization of stream item background color, border color & border size for all display modes.
  • Select the font size for the stream.
  • Display your social stream module in different positions on your website.
  • Including photo comments for Facebook.
  • Displaying number of likes & comments for Instagram.
  • Displaying the post type icons.
  • Allowing to set the feed block width/height.
  • Allowing to set the image width/height for images & thumbnails.
  • Allowing to select the width/height for videos.
  • Option to define the number of comments to display for Facebook photos & Instagram feed items.
  • Option to define, how to display the image for each item (Boxed or Expanded).
  • Option to allow loading images over https.
  • Processing multiple IDs per network.
  • Processing multiple feeds per network.
  • Ability to select the content blocks to be included in each item in stream output.
  • Adding unlimited social streams on your website.
  • Ability to add multiple social streams in a page on your website.
  • The ability to define the number of items displaying in each slide for different screen widths on Carousel layout.
  • Supporting for multi-byte character set languages.
  • Feature to display social stream items as lightbox slideshow.
  • Auto-resize responsive lightbox window.
  • Online debug log.
  • Ability to translate to any language.

Social APIs Restrictions

There are some restriction from social network APIs that are making some limitations for us on top of building this extension that are listed here.

  • You cannot add a Facebook personal profile feed to the extension. Only page, group, album feeds are allowed.
  • Twitter account should not be set as “Protect my Tweets”.
  • Twitter search API can only grab the items that are posted in the last 7 – 9 days.
  • Twitter API does not provide the image data for re-tweets.
  • For Instagram User Feed, you can only get results from accounts you have an access token created using that account.
  • Your Google+ settings should not restrict the user that may view your page. You have to remove any Target Audience restrictions from your Google+ page/profile.
  • Google does not provide any items that is published on your page before you remove the age restriction.
  • Pinterest re-shared items will not include the original shared item.
  • Unlike the other networks on LinkedIn, you can only get the feed from the company pages or showcase pages that your have under your management not the pages that are not belong to you.


  • The extension requires the PHP version 5.6.x or higher.
  • The extension requires the Joomla version 2.5 or higher.
  • This extension requires both PHP’s multibyte string extension AND iconv extension (enabled by default on most servers).
  • PHP’s XML extension is required (enabled by default on most servers).
  • PHP’s cURL extension is recommended (required for Facebook & Twitter feeds).

Package Includes:

  • Simple Social Media Stream 1.0.7 extension package.
  • Full documentation files in HTML format.


If you have any questions or suggestions concerning to Simple Social Media Stream extension, please contact us via our website at


= 2.1.0 – 02.11.2018 =
  • New : Display a preview of simple shared links in tweets on the item.
  • New : Feature to add custom height for carousel items.
  • Fix : Displaying Facebook Likes and Comments count.
= 2.0.0 – 26.08.2018 =
  • New : Adding a feature to display embeds in the twiiter feeds.
  • New : Adding Flickr Social Network.
  • New : Adding VK Social Network.
  • New : Adding SoundCloud Social Network.
= 1.0.9 – 15.08.2018 =
  • Fix : Some of notice errors fixed.
= 1.0.8 – 18.07.2018 =
  • Page scroll lazy load problem fixed.
= 1.0.7 – 20.06.2018 =
  • Fixing issue of custom code Ads.
  • Fixing issue of not applying themes.
  • Fixing issue of links color.
  • Fixing issue of timezone.
= 1.0.6 – 29.04.2018 =
  • Fixing the image loading problem when multiple carousels added on the same page.
  • Fixing https images loading for Facebook shared item type.
= 1.0.5 – 10.04.2018 =
  • Fix: Instagram user public feed deprecated problem fixed.
= 1.0.4 – 12.03.2018 =
  • Fix: Loading only published Ads to streams.
= 1.0.3 – 07.03.2018 =
  • Fixing the wall re-layout option problem.
= 1.0.0 – 24.10.2017 =
  • First release.