Displaying Social Icons

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 of spreading messages. In fact, they are a solid gateway to encourage your audience follow and connect with you by having a cordial and welcoming attitude. Moreover, it is a powerful strategy to create and consolidate a community which is relevant for 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.

Step 1 — Create the Menu

The very first move is to go to Appearance → Customize → Menus and click on Add Menu button to create a new menu, then give it a name like “Social Menu”, for instance. 

Step 2 — Add custom links to your Social Profiles

All you have to do now is to add menu items that link to your social profiles by using the Custom Links option. You find it in the left side of the panel. If it is easier, just check this screenshot.

Step 3 — Place the Menu inside the Header

You are almost there! Now go to Appearance → Customize → Menus → Manage Locations → Social Links and set the menu that you just created.

On the other hand, if you plan to add the social menu on the footer, for instance, here’s the flow you need to pursue: Appearance → Widgets → Footer Area, add a Custom Menu block and set the Social Menu on it.

Which social icons are supported?

We support a bunch of social services, but we encourage you to be aware that not all of them brings real value. Also, don’t abuse of 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: Email, RSS Feeds (links with “feed” or “RSS”), Behance, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, FourSquare, GitHub, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Skype, SoundCloud, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, Vine, Vkontakte, Sina Weibo, Xing, Yahoo, AngelList, Yelp, LastFM, SlideShare, and Twitch.

Updated on March 13, 2017

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