This WordPress Tutorial shows you how to add social media icons for your sites on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn into your Sidebar Widgets.
The Black Studio Widget Plugin is Key
Everything is explained in detail in my WordPress video tutorial below. However, a key component of simplifying the process is using the Black Studio TinyMCEWidget Plugin. This plugin essentially creates text widgets that you add to your sidebars. These special text widgets hava all the TinyMCE text editing controls that you have when you create a normal WordPress blog post or page. Just watch the video and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
Download Your Social Media Icons
Ok, you’ll also need to find and download some cool social media icons to upload to your WordPress website. A good place to start would be to simply type into Google a phrase like: “free social media icons 2012” and see what websites are listed. I like to put the year in (currently 2012) so that you end up with the most updated sets of social media icons.
When you click on some of these links, you can be taken to some shady sites. Be careful. Some of these sites have links that look like “download icons” links that are really ads or take you to other shady sites. Some of the sites are in Russian or other foreign languages that look a little suspect. Try to find a site that is in your native language and that makes it really simple to download the icons.
Don’t Forget to UNZIP
Most icons download as a collection of icons (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc) in a ZIP file. My anti-virus program automatically scans such files before opening. Make sure you scan such files before opening , before unzipping — using the anti-virus program installed on your computer. If you don’t know how to UNZIP a file or how to scan a file for viruses, you can search for instructions on YouTube or the site or your anti-virus program. One free program I like for ZIPPING and UNZIPPING files is called 7-ZIP.
This link seems to be another good source for some social media icons at elegantthemes.
Ok, the WordPress Video Tutorial Below should explain all the rest!
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