I have searched for and followed to a T several tutorials for adding social media icon buttons to my WordPress blog.
I am using the following code (this is just one example, I have repeated for all different sites and image locations).
<a href="//pinterest.com/freetobeathlete/”"><img src=”http://www.freetobeathlete.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ pintererst.png”></a>
I dragged a text widget to my sidebar, added the code, saved and clicked close. Absolutely nothing changes. If I add a title to the widget, the title displays, but no button or link is displayed. I have resized the icon image to 40 pixels as well, so I don't think the size is the problem.
My blog is at http://www.freetobeathlete.com.