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Wall – Social Sharing Unfettered

There are a number of stacks that can present RSS feeds in an agreeable layout (you'll find one on the Ninja Network page). There are also stacks that can integrate Facebook pages within your website, or a Twitter or a Tumblr feed. They all just became obsolete with Wall from Yuzool Themes.

Michael Frankland recently came in for a load of negative criticism for changing his business model to a sustainable one. You may, or may not appreciate Yuzool's new business model, but you can not fault their products!

Wall (not to be confused with other stacks of the same name) is the latest stack from the Yuzool smithy, it will bring together all of your social feeds from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, Pinterest, RSS, Vimeo, Tumblr and/or Instagram – on the same RapidWeaver page. However, I must warn you that if you choose all the available options, your page will need a couple of seconds to load all of the feeds. Wall is fast – it uses AJAX to load your feeds – but don't overdo things.
The possibility to display any combination of the above within a single stack is awesome. The presentation of said feeds is enticing they can be filtered by service.

Yuzool Wall

Let it be said that you will need some time and perseverance to set up some of the options. You will need Handles, Consumer Keys, Consumer Secrets, Access Tokens, Access Secrets, APIs, IDs, etc. depending on the service you wish to load. These are all available online but they do need some research on your behalf. This problem arises because the individual services can't agree on a single access model. It's no fault of Yuzool.

I'll take an example of publishing Facebook posts: First you'll need to register as a developer so that you can create an app. Next you'll need the ID for this app. You can then add your Facebook Handle and the app ID to Wall's settings panel.
But hey, we're web designers, right? We're used to doing a little research before we can plunge in. The process is described in detail in the setup instructions included with the stack and is similar with many of the different services and, it must be said, with all other Social sharing stacks.

So you'll need a little patience to set up some of your feeds, but ultimately it's the result that counts. And the result is an inviting masonry style wall of feeds which, when clicked, will take you to the post/site in question.

All texts within the Wall stack are editable, so that they may be localised. The General Settings include Centre Wall, Cache, Filter, Disable ALL Filter, and External Links. The Order can be set to Date, or Random. The Max number of posts may be set to Days or Limit. The display below changes accordingly to show Number of days or Limit of Posts.

Social Sharing may be disabled and JQuery can be activated. There are two styles for the presentation of Wall; Classic and Modern and the Colour can be set to Light, or Dark.

Wall offers more sharing options than I've seen in any similar stack. The sheer number of services Wall can access makes the settings panel look a lot more complicated than it really is, but once you've discovered the necessary IDs and APIs, it is simple to set up.

Without a doubt the most versatile Social sharing stack to date.

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