WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add Social Media Icons in Your WordPress Sidebar

Displaying social media buttons on your site will help encourage your users to follow you on your different social networks. With the methods available, this video will show you one of our recommended methods to add social media icons to your WordPress sidebar.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Simple Social Icons plugin:

Under Appearance, Widgets you will be able to decide the design of the icons from color to spacing.

When you are fine with the appearance of the icons you would then add the urls for the social media that you want shown.

Save your changes and now when you view your site there will be the social media icons for the urls that you have added.



  • The kill 93 on February 13, 2017

    can itunes ,spotify links can be also added ?

  • Lisa Blundell on February 13, 2017

    can more than one set of social media icons be set up as I have a joint vlog hence two sets of links thanks

  • Mayank Jalania on February 14, 2017

    can you please help me out in choosing best payment gateway to integrate with woocomerece in India

  • Addy on February 15, 2017

    Thank you so much. Could you please make a video about how to create a forum? That'd be sooo helpful.

  • Lin Bess on March 18, 2017

    This was really helpful thanks a lot.

  • RM D on May 21, 2017

    This is only for WordPress.ORG ??

  • Laercio Civali on July 21, 2017

    How do insert that social media module not Sidebar, anywhere in the page, please? Tks.

  • Vikas on December 17, 2017

    Is there any plugin in which i can choose custom icon?

  • Chalice Weichman on March 16, 2018

    what if you want the html/css code? I can't find it anywhere.

  • youssef nabou on March 25, 2019

    Thank you so much! this is the best video for adding social media in WordPress!

  • antonio beyanki on March 28, 2019

    thanks goodness for you….. You helps with video on social media immensely

  • Kkunal Shinde on April 4, 2019

    thank you, you explained so well, easy and simple

  • Aktivly on the road on May 25, 2019

    Way Way Way Way to fast. You start off by saying to have my social media icons ready.. Ready from where.? I clicked on your video to learn how to add them… Where do I get them? How do I get them?, It would be better if you started a How-To video from the beginning …………….

  • M P on July 8, 2019

    Thank you. Great tip and tutorial. Just asking why all social icons have to be the same color

  • Ihsan bacha on August 6, 2019

    Hi is there telegram icon available by default if there isnt how can i add it

  • YX LIU on September 29, 2019

    How do you edit the icon pic? With an F logo on it… How did u do that? THX

  • Dana Beach Resort on October 3, 2019

    How can we add vertical social sharing buttons just to blog pages

  • Ace Hardy on October 26, 2019


  • Simon Godwin Art on December 25, 2019

    Awesome tutorial

  • Ashiq Aish on January 8, 2020

    how to change colour of those icons to make them look like…..?

  • yahya elmrabti on January 25, 2020

    <3 <3 <<<333

  • Jacquelyn Alford on January 26, 2020

    Wonderful! Thank you. Now I've accomplished today's task list.

  • Nadia Dubinina on May 5, 2020

    Thank you! The best and easiest way! Just used it on my website

  • Abhishek Chamoli on July 6, 2020

    the icons are not being displayed. i tried it for more than 3 times

  • J T on October 16, 2020

    Great video! Is it possible to change the order placement of the social media icons? Seems like it always puts Facebook first!

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