In Powell Intranet, social media aggregator can be made in two different ways :
Power Automate (it depends on the social media API, and Powell does not support the integrity of these APIs). Here, Powell proposes a model that does not guarantee the support or integrity of this functionality.
Social Wall with Walls.io
As Social media APIs constantly evolve: X, Instagram, YouTube, we decided to integrate a leading partner dedicated to maintaining these developments.
The integration is native; you can create all your walls from Walls.io's back office (14 possible platforms) and integrate them into a Powell Intranet page.
To get started, sign up for a Walls.io account and set up your social wall. Simply connect your social media accounts and start adding sources, e.g., brand hashtags or your owned social media accounts.
Step 1: Get your embed in Walls.io
After creating your wall with all the network you want, you can get the embed code to copy it.
You can find information and the possible look and feel (Layout, custom CSS) in this technical documentation from Walls.io:
‼️ Walls.io technical documentation: Styling Your Social Wall | Walls.io Help Center
Step 2: Add the wall to a Powell Intranet page
Add a new webpart on your page and select "Embed" :
On the webpart configuration, add the linked post on the step 1 :
Your wall is displayed as configured in Walls.io:
Example with a Carousel
Example with a Grid
You can subscribe through the Walls.io portal. Powell Software makes a referral declaration here Form (hsforms.com).
Social Wall with Power Automate
You can create a Social Wall that aggregates social network data through a Sharepoint list via a Power Automate feed linked to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube API. This list is then displayed with a Powell Graph Web part.
Example of what can be done
You must have prerequisites for each social network to leverage its API.
Official documentation: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api
Official documentation : Création d’une application - Développement d’applications (facebook.com)
Official documentation: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/
Now that you have fulfilled all the prerequisites to leverage social network data, you need to create a Power Automate flow to gather all the data and feed it into a SharePoint list via the Powell connector.
Here is a global view of the Flow; you can download the related zip here :
( Note that this is the Flow as we created it when creating this documentation. It is only an example, and Powell does not ensure its integrity. )
Dedicated SharePoint list
You need to create a dedicated SharePoint list to gather all the data from Power Automate and aggregate it.
Here is an example of the list we created
If you want to re-use the same list we created, the model is available as a list template: Aggregated Social Networks Feeds.
Set Graph web part
Once your list is created and linked to your Flow, you can add a Graph web part to your page.
Add the list you created earlier to aggregate all social content in the list configuration. ( In the example above, we named the list "Aggregate Social Networks Feeds" )
Choose a display template, and select the display template of your choice. ( News list and news tiles, for example)
If you want to have the same view as the one we created, create a custom view in the manager ( Widget view section ) for the Search Web part, and add the following code to this page :
This is the HTML structure we created for the custom view of the social wall.
Here is an example of the mapping we used on the Search Web part
Image URL : imageUrl
Public URL: media URL
Date: created time
Author : Appauthor