How to Create Your Own Custom Social Media Icons Widget

Just gone through this exercise with the salesforce chatter like button and other social buttons. Noticed this blog post which covers the steps for creating custom social buttons.

WordPress 101

WordPress.com’s functionality is awesome for getting a blog up and running quickly, but sometimes simply displaying a row of social media icons on your site can be a challenge. My free theme, Fresh & Clean (now retired), didn’t include any icon placements that i could take advantage of, beyond using the default Twitter feed and Facebook Like Box widgets. Here’s how you can get around this and create a selection of icons customized for your personal social media presence. (This post is directed towards WordPress.com users, as WordPress.org users have access to a multitude of plugins to serve this purpose. However, the method outlined in step #3 below could also be implemented on your WP.org site if you’re feeling frisky.)

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The 3 Best Methods

  1. Use an appropriate theme.
    The easiest way to implement social media icons is to find a…

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