Social Media Widget
I’ve just installed a new-to-me plugin on one of my client’s WordPress blog. It’s called the “Social Media Widget”, and with all the fill-in-the-blank options for basically any and all social media locations you may happen to participate in, it’s pretty comprehensive.
You know the drill: search for the widget’s name in the “Add New” plugins section and install and activate it. Afterward, you’ll find it tucked in the widgets section. Drag it over to your sidebar area and you can edit it. Here’s the backpage where you’re going to be adding everything:
In the General Settings, I put the verbiage that I’d like visible on the front page. I kept most of the default settings, but centered the icons, deleted the text in “Icon Alt and Title Tag” box, and made sure to choose “yes” on “open in new tab?”. Then just fill in the boxes for the sites that you’re active on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Also, if you have any additional items that you’d like to add, such as an eNewsletter, there’s a section on the right for that. Simply upload the icon that you want to use to your media section in your dashboard, copy the hyperlink that WordPress will give you and paste it in the “Custom Service 1 [or 2, or so on if you’re doing more than one] Icon URL” area. Insert the web address that you want your readers to go to when they click on it, and don’t forget a name for this icon. You can see an example on the right.
And this is how it will look like on your front page!
To check out the front side of the widget a little better, head over to my client’s blog and check it out! It’s on the left sidebar on www.ReneeWestBlog.com.
I’ll get my own social media widget up myself soon; and then we should connect electronically a bit more!
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