The WordPress plugin provides a one-stop shop to manage Stackla social feeds, and embed Stackla widgets directly from your WP admin.
Before you proceed, ensure that your WordPress plugin has been successfully setup.
1. Create a new post (or edit an existing one) where the Stackla module has been enabled
Depending on your plugin configuration, the Stackla module may be enabled across different post types.
2. Creating Terms
When using the Wordpress plugin, you will create new terms in order to specify which content will be displayed in this instance of the Stackla widget. A few things to keep in mind here:
- Terms created via the Wordpress plugin, are created in the most basic state:
- Term name will begin with 'WP-#' (ex: WP-7 - instagram - hashtag - stacklalife).
- Moderation wil be set Publish.
- Bad Word Filter: disabled.
- Tags will include the same WP-# from the Term name.
- No Advanced/Language/Location rules will be applied.
- In some cases these terms may be copies of pre-existing terms within your Stack. This is okay, as Stackla only aggregates a single copy of each social post.
- Terms created via the Wordpress plugin can be edited as needed via the Stackla dashboard (do not remove the WP-# tag that has been applied).
2. Media Types:
Select which media types you want to display within your widget. Note: HTML tiles refer to Stackla Custom Tiles.
3. Select/Create Widget
When selecting a widget to embed, you can choose to create new, clone an existing widget, or use a child widget.
- New Widget: Creating a new widget via the Wordpress Plugin will create a new widget within your Stackla dashboard. The widget settings will be default values. This widget can be edited as needed from the Stackla Dashboard.
- Clone Widget: Cloning a widget, will also add a new widget to your Stackla dashboard. However, the widget setting will be the same of the source widget used for cloning. This widget can be edited as needed from the Stackla Dashboard.
- Child Widget: A child widget is essentially an existing widget within your Stack. A child widget will update and reflect any changes made to the original widget within your Stackla Dashboard.
4. Add short-code
Finally, you will want to add the Stackla short-code to the post's content box. The purpose of the short-code is to provide you with a placeholder for the Stackla widget. It also provides finer control of the widget's placement within the post itself.
Upon loading, the Wordpress plugin will swap the short-code for the widget's embed code.