Social Media Inclusion
What if one wanted to included their Facebook feed within their personal website, how is that done in a Concrete environment?
Look in the market place and do a search for "social" or for a specific network name.
it says "Display unlimited feeds from 14 social networks on your site in one consolidated feed!"
And it supports Facebook
Facebook provides a lot of different methods to include different aspects... and because the client only wants Facebook feeds to show, the above link provided what I needed.
Appreciate the helping hand... ;-)
On the other hand, there are a few arguments for actually paying for the add-on (and I have no relationship to that add-on or its creator whatsoever)
For $24 you will get:
1- Not just facebook feed but facebook feed integrated in C5 with a certain level of flexibility. There is a difference between copying and pasting the pece of code provided by facebook and making an interface for managing it from C5
2- Time saved that you can use to provide value to your client on other things that might make you look good
3-A tool that allows your client to later on add other social feeds if he wants too; although I understand this last one is debatable as you might be closing the door to more paid work later on.
There are definitely pros and cons to using readily available add-ons and to the DIY route.
To be honest, I also very often prefer the DIY route but I am starting to question this a little more with each project I work on.
Wish you the best on your project
1 . - %25 of profits go to support the core team in their effort to buff the CMS.
2. - paying for addons really encourages developers in their work, and keeps them buffing that product. I know ProBlog, for example, has undergone hundreds of hours of improvements and additions. Because of the sheer complexity and size of the app, without paying customers and encouraging reviews...it's development would most certainly stagnate.
3. - Building Developer Relationships. Believe me, developers know who is repeating purchases and honoring both the market place 1 for 1 license, and your work. I often toss free stuff to repeat customers just to say thank you. It's appreciated. And many times, when users I know use my products need something simple, I go out of my way to help them at no charge.
I just wanted to add that. DYI is great, but bigger picture for the CMS and the community is supporting good developers. Keep them coming back and support the CMS by buying addons when you can & not using one license on several sites.
I will review the add-on further as I am not 100% comfortable that what I've already done using Facebook's guidance is exactly what is needed, but will know more once the client answers some questions posed to them last night...