Displaying Social Icons in the Menu
We live in a world where sharing has become a natural way of acting and reacting. We’re eager to let people know about amazing places, tasty food, or bold experiences.
That’s why social icons are much more than a witty approach to spreading messages. In fact, they are a solid gateway to encourage your audience to follow and connect with you by having a cordial and welcoming attitude. Moreover, it is a powerful strategy to create and consolidate a community relevant to your website.
The following steps give you a helping hand to get the social media icons. Just stick to the plan, and you are going to succeed.
- From your WordPress dashboard, go to Theme Options → Social and SEO;
- Add the link to your profile in next to the desired social media platform. Repeat the process for all social profiles (screenshot);
- The final step is to check the location of these social media profiles:
- If you choose the Widget option, the social media icons will be available in the “Bucket Social Links” widget, which means you can put them anywhere on your site. To add this widget, go to Appearance → Widgets → Find the “Bucket Social Links” widget and drag it in one of the Widget Areas (screenshot);
- If you choose the Header option, the social icons will display next to the search bar in the header (screenshot).
Which social icons are supported?
The theme automatically recognizes your social media network and adds the appropriate icon.
We support a bunch of social services, but we encourage you to be aware that not all of them bring real value. Also, don’t abuse these channels because nothing good will happen. Depending on your website and your goals, search for the right social services. Start by finding out where your audience likes to spend time and try to create witty liaisons.
However, here’s the complete list: Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Behance, 500px, DeviantART, Dribbble, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Skype, SoundCloud, Digg, Last.FM, App.net, RSS Feed.