WordPress Tutorial: How to Set Up a Social Media Icons Widget

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This video will show you how to configure a social media icons widget on your website or blog The social icons widget displays small, high quality graphics linked to your social media accounts, and you can display these in any widget area of your theme After adding links to your social profiles, icons are automatically displayed on your site, letting your visitors connect with you through your preferred networks To set it up, launch the Customizer by clicking on Customize next to Themes Click on Widgets, and select the widget area to which you'd like to add the social icons widget

Then, click Add a Widget Find the Social Icons widget and click Add Add a title to display above your social icons, or you can keep the default title Follow Us Add a full link to your first social network profile You can get this link by visiting your own social profile and copy-pasting the link that appears in the browser bar into your widget settings

If you'd like to add more social icons, click Add an Icon and add your next social network profile url You can change the order of your icons anytime by dragging and dropping them into your desired sequence Your new order will be reflected live in the Customizer's preview pane You can choose a size for your social icons from small, medium, or large To delete a social media icon, click on Remove under the url

When you've finished adding your social profiles, click Save & Publish And that's it You can go test your new social media icons widget live on your site For more tips and tricks, visit the WordPresscom support site

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