‘Simple Social Icons’ Plugin Tutorial

With the recent update of the Simple Social Icons plugin, I thought it was the perfect time to blog about this little piece of gold. (A few new icons were recently added to the plugin- which makes me very happy =) This is one of my favorite plugins for  many reasons, but mainly for its versatility and customization options. Did I mention that it’s easy to set up too?

Simple Social Icons

Simple Social Icons allows you to add up to 14 of the most popular social media icons to any widgetized area on your wordpress blog or website.  These icons include: Dribbble, Email, Facebook, Flickr, GitHub, Google+, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, RSS, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube. You can customize the size, shape, color, and hover color of the icons as well as the alignment (left, right, centered). Brilliant, right?


1) You can download and install the plugin directly


From your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins-> Add New. Search for ‘Simple Social Icons’ and install the plugin.

Simple Social Icons


2) From your widgets page, drag the Simple Social Icons widget to a sidebar or  widgetized area.

Simple Social Icons | Plugin Tutorial


3) Choose, your icon size, border radius, and colors- then add all of your social media links. Click save and view your shiny new icons!


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