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iiRe Social Icons

Description

Easily choose an from a library of social media icons, customize their appearance, and add them to a wordpress website as a widget or shortcode. Use one the default icon themes or use the symbols and background colors with CSS styling. The company logos in the icons are copyright of their respective owners. New CSS3 and animation effects (Bounce, Drop, Expand, Fade In, Fade Out, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical, Glow, Highlight, Rotate, Shake, Shrink) in this latest version!

NOTE: If you have a previous installation, please deactivate and uninstall plugin versions prior to (1.6.2) before updating to this latest version! Don’t forget to clear your browser cache!

See our iiRe Social Icons page for more information.

If you have purchased the full version thru PayPal, please send your purchase information to webmaster@iireproductions so we can provide you with a new download link to the latest version.

Features

  • Create an independent social media icons widget and shortcode
  • Majority of social networks available
  • Over 130 different icons (Donation or purchase required to access all icons)!
  • 5 different icon sizes (16x16px, 24x24px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px)!
  • Additional free icon themes (as they become available)
  • Real-time editing! Change icon theme, size. spacing, etc. dynamically
  • Drag and drop icon reordering!
  • Drag and drop delete!
  • Add custom titles to each icon
  • Add custom links to each icon (samples provided)
  • Add CSS rounded corners! Customize the radius of each corner
  • Add CSS drop shadows! Customize the color, hortizonal and vertical offset and blur
  • Add background colors!
  • Add background hover colors!
  • Add CSS opacity!
  • NEW! – Add CSS3 and animation effects (support for most modern browsers)
  • Links in new or same window/tab (link target)
  • Show or Hide the title (alt/title tag)
  • Hide links from search engines (no follow)
  • Stack icons horizontally or vertically!
  • Align icons left or right
  • Customize the width and height of the icons container
  • Responsive width setting for use with responsive WordPress themes
  • Customize the CSS padding and margins of the icon container
  • Customize the container border size and color
  • Customize the container background color
  • Add This social media support
  • Email HTML mailto: functionality
  • Built-in email contact form w/ recipient settings
  • Built-in print function
  • A “Reset” button!
  • Works in most modern browsers, including IE9!
  • Accordian-style options panel
  • Options panel is collapsible!
  • Add up to 5 custom themes

Available Networks

360 Cities, 43 Things, 500px, About Me, Active Rain, Add This, Amazon, Badoo, BandMix, Bandcamp, Bebo, Beatport, Behanced, Blink List, Blog Lovin’, Blog Marks, Blogger, BrightKite, Buzznet, Cafe Mom, CD Baby, Delicious, Design Bump, Design Float, Design Moo, Deviant Art, Digg, Diigo, Disgus, Dopplr, Dribble, Dzone, Ember, Esty, Evernote, Feedburner, Facebook, Flickr, Fine Art America, Formspring, Friendfeed, Friendster, Foursquare, Geocaching, Git Hub, Google Plus, Good Reads, Groove Shark, Hello Cotton, Hi5, Hyves, ILike, iTunes, Instagram, Last FM, Linked In, Live Journal, Medium, Meneame, Meetup, Mixcloud, Mixx, Myspace, Newsgator, Newsvine, Ning, Orkut, Paypal, Pheed, Pinterest, Postereous, Picasa, Pure Volume, Qik, Rdio, Reddit, Resident Advisor, Reverbnation, RSS, Share This, Skype, Slash Dot, Slideshare, Smug Mug, Snapjoy, Sonic Bids, Sound Cloud, Spotify, Spurl, Squidoo, Stack Overflow, Steam, Stumbleupon, Tagged, Thumb, Trip Advisor, Tumblr, Twitter, Viddler, Virb, Wikio, Vimeo, WordPress, Xanga, Xing, Yammer, Yelp, YouTube, Ziki, Zorpia, Zune

There are additional icons for 2 different Emails, 2 different Add To Favorites, 2 different More Information, Camera/Photo Gallery, Shopping Cart, Custom Links, Alternate Website, ICQ, Chat, Print, Profile and a Contact Us page.

NOTE: Major networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, YouTube and the additional icons are 100% functional. No registration is required.

Quick Start

  1. Go to ‘WordPress Admin’, ‘Appearance’, ‘Widgets’.
  2. Add the ‘iiRe Social Media Icons’ to a sidebar widget area and ‘Save’.
  3. Go to ‘WordPress Admin’, ‘iiRe Social Icons’, ‘Widget Settings’.
  4. Click ‘Icon Theme’ in the side panel, choose a theme in ‘Icon Theme’or use the default.
  5. In the Icons section, click an icon to add it to the Widget Designer.
  6. Repeat the previous step to add additional icons.
  7. Double-click each icon in the Widget Designer to edit the link and title.
  8. Click ‘Save Changes’.
  9. View the section of your website/blog wher you place the widget to view the output!

Screenshots

  • Widget Designer Admin Panel

Installation

For an automatic installation through WordPress:

NOTE: if you are installing the most recent version, but sure to clear your browser cache! The latest images sprites are aligned differently than prior versions.

  1. Go to the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area.
  2. Search for ‘iiRe Social.’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’ button.
  4. Activate the plugin to finish the installation.

For a manual installation via FTP:

  1. Upload the iire-social-icons folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area.

To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:

  1. Upload the downloaded zip file on the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area.

To install additional icon themes via FTP:

  1. Download the desired icon theme to your hardrive and unzip. (The name of the zip file is the name of the theme folder)
  2. Upload the icon theme folder to the /wp-content/plugins/iire-social-icons/themes/ directory.

FAQ

Q. What are the plugin requirements?

A. The admin section requires jQuery and jQuery UI to be enabled. These libraries are usually included with your default WordPress installation, then initialized on the widget and shortcode admin pages.

Q. Why two different admin panels for the widget and the shortcode?

A. All settings for the widget and the shortcode are stored independently. The widget(best used in the sidebar) and the shortcode(best used on a page or post) can be designed differently, with different themes, size, icon order, etc.

Q. Can I add my own icons?

A. Yes, you can create a “custom1” (up to 5 respectively) folder under the plugin themes directory. Each icon theme is designed as a set of individual image sprites (All the icons are arranged in a grid as a single image), so your “icon grid” must match the layout on one of the other themes. Icons are not available as individual files.

Q. How do I access all the icons?

A. The free version of this plugin has limited access to certain social networks (see Supported Networks). If you would like to receive a registration code to unlock these, please consider making a donation or purchasing the full version.

Q. Are there additional icon themes?

A. Yes, there are additional free theme available as downloadable zip files on http://iireproductions.com/web/website-development/wordpress-plugins/plugins-social-icons/plugins-iire-social-icons-free-themes/

Q. How do I change the default links for each icon?

A. In the Widget or Shortcode Designer, just double-click the desired icon to display the title/link icon and enter the appropriate values.

Q. Why two different email icons?

A. The first email icon launches a pop up dialog w/ a form using JQuery UI. The second email icon uses the http://mailto: function and launches the visitor’s email client, such as Outlook.

Q. When do I enable the responsive options?

A. If you are using a WordPress theme that is designed to adapt to different devices, such as tablets and smart phones, set the “Responsive” width option to “Yes”. The width of the Widget or Shortcode containers will adjust automatically.

Q. How do I add effects?

A. In the Widget/Shortcode Designer, select the desire effect in the Icon Styling section. Jquery UI is not required for these effects. Effects are supported by most modern browsers.

Q. How do I remember my icon settings?

A. Before deactivating the plugin, go to the Widget Designer, General Settings and set the Remember Icons select box to Yes.

Reviews

Great Plugin, Great Support

I have had a great experience using iire social icons. Not only does it work easily and look great on our site, but I emailed support to get some changes and Stephen was able to help update the plugin to meet our site needs. Definitely recommend using iire social icons!

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Contributors & Developers

“iiRe Social Icons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.6.2

  • Updated to latest jQuery UI css links and images for Widget and Shortcode Designers
  • Fixed a jQuery UI accordian panel auto height issue in the Widget and Shortcode Designers
  • Fixed an issue with the Jquery UI overlay that was covering the Icons dialog in the Widget and Shortcode Designers
  • Fixed an uninstall issue if uninstall.php was permaturely deleted
  • Adjusted the default height of the Link/Title dialog in the Widget and Shortcode Designers
  • Adjusted the line height in the right side panel accordian in the Widget and Shortcode Designers

1.6.1

  • Fixed an SQL insert error when upgrading to 1.6.0 version
  • Add an option to remember icon setting upon deactivation
  • Added addtional deactivation/uninstall function updates

1.6.0

  • Added basic jQuery animation and CCS3 effects such as Bounce, Drop, Expand, Fade In, Fade Out, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical, Glow, Highlight, Rotate, Shake and Shrink
  • Added BandMix, CDBaby, Sonic Bids, Trip Advisor and Zune networks
  • Removed the code that deletes the database settings table upon deactivation
  • Updated the readme.txt file
  • Added ability to change title on Add To Favorites icons
  • Modified the default titles for the Add To Favorites icons
  • Add instructions for adding [RAW] tags to the shortcode
  • Fix a broken link to the website.

1.5.2

  • Added support for Red Alert icons available on the website
  • Added support for Wood Crates icons available on the website
  • Hid debug code in the Widget/Shortcode Designers
  • Fixed typo in Hyves icon
  • Updated the screenshot
  • Updated the readme.txt file

1.5.1

  • Replaced missing Blog Lovin icon in the Widget/Shortcode Designers
  • Added a note about uninstalling all prior versions
  • Updated the screenshot
  • Updated the readme.txt file

1.5.0 MAJOR VERSION UPDATE! Deactivate and delete all prior versions!

  • Extensive testing under WordPress 3.5.1
  • Changed plugin to mostly social networks
  • Changed the revision numbering scheme
  • Updated the installer
  • Additional networks and icons added. See available networks
  • Updated some networks default sample links
  • Updated graphic sprites for all icon themes
  • Updated Twitter, Google Plus and My Space logos
  • New additional email icon that uses HTML mailto: function
  • New Camera(Photo Gallery), Map, Profile, ICQ, Music Staff and Shopping Cart icons
  • Added the Cutouts Circular Light theme
  • Added the Cutouts Rectangular Light theme
  • Added the Cutouts Rectangular Dark theme
  • Added 2 additional blank icons (3 total)
  • Added dark backgrounds to the Widget/Shortcode Designer when a light-colored theme is selected
  • Rename a theme to “Mobile Phone”
  • Rename a theme to “Cutouts Circular Dark”
  • Removed the “Stickers” theme to keep file size down. Will be available for download on website.
  • Amazon, Google, Microsoft, AOL, Ebay, Yahoo have been removed and replaced with all-purpose icons
  • Added responsive widget/shortcode width option in the Widget/Short Designers for better integration with responsive WordPress themes
  • Adjusted the minimum width of the Widget/Shortcode Designers to improve the display in mobile tablets
  • Optimzed the Add This Social Bookmarking integration
  • Optimized the CSS code generation in the Widget/Shortcode Designers for improved performance
  • Created a seperate CSS file for the pop email dialog
  • Modifed the output CSS to use a single value if all rounded corners values are identical
  • Fixed CSS for the More Information, Picasa and Reddit icons
  • Fixed wrapping issue with the Email and Add To Favorites icons
  • Fixed the show hide title function
  • Fixed the application of the opacity current level to icons in Widget/Shortcode Designers
  • Fixed re-ordering output bug when email icons are used
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Updated the screenshot
  • Updated the readme.txt file

0.42

  • Added conditional testing for the jQuery UI CSS file based on WordPress prior versions.
  • Fixed a typo in the Pinterest icon title
  • Fixed a bug in the Widget Alignment in the Widget Designer
  • Fixed a bug in the Shortcode Alignment in the Shortcode Designer
  • Updated the Widget/Shortcode reset functions
  • Updated the Email icon title to “Email”
  • Updated the code for the Widget Veritcal Orientation
  • Updated the code for the Shortcode Veritcal Orientation
  • Updated the dynamic CSS alignment for the widget and shortcode outputs
  • Updated the readme.txt file

0.41

  • Updated the footer initialization to only use jQuery UI if the email function is active and a proper recipient address is specified
  • Updated the FAQ
  • Updated the plugin landing page
  • Updated the initialization of jQuery UI library files in the Admin section
  • Fixed an PHP 5.0 date error in the send email function
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.40

  • Updated the Google CDN links for jQuery UI for WordPress 3.5 compatibility!!!
  • Updated the included jQuery UI library files
  • Fixed the email dialog in WordPress 3.5
  • Fixed an issue with an MYSQL insert query on installation
  • Fixed an issue with the dynamic CSS generator
  • Updated the installation function
  • Undated the uninstall function
  • Removed the admin default email address from the Email section
  • Added support for additional free iiRe themes
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.30

  • Added the following networks: Esty, Buzznet, Paypal, Reverbnation, Ebay, Mixx, Pure Volume, Design Float, 500px, Smugmug, GoeCaching, Evernote
  • Added support for up to 5 custom folders using the grid layout
  • Added a Print icon and function
  • Changed the default icon size on reset to 64×64 for the widget
  • Changed the default icon size on reset to 32×32 for the shortcode
  • Added additional detection of jQuery UI
  • Included the jQuery UI base javascript, CSS and image files
  • Fixed issue when using plugin on a site that uses a SSL certificate.
  • Updated the Widget/Shortcode Designer screenshots
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.21

  • Fix an issue where themes were not properly detected when plugin was installed into a different location other that the default folder
  • Rewrote the javascript for the “Add to Favorites” Works in FireFox and IE, a prompt is displayed for Chrome,Safari and Opera
  • Adjusted the default minimum height of the Widget/Shortcode Designer preview area
  • Added javascript to hide WordPress nag messages when editing in the Widget/Shortcode Designer
  • Added a “blank” icon – Designers can graphically modify a theme to add an icon logo that may not be available in the network.
  • Updated the uninstaller to properly delete the database table upon deactivation.
  • Additional support for future upgrades.
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.20

  • Fixed an issue with icon opacity in the Widget/ShortCode Designers
  • Fixed an issue remembering the active theme in Shortcode Designer
  • Added a prefix to each icon ID to allow additional compatiblilty with 3rd party themes that also include social media icons
  • Modified all stylesheets to use the new icon prefix
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.12

  • Number of available themes included was reduced to limit the size of the plugin
  • Additional theme files posted on website
  • Select box for theme code modified to detect new sub-folders in the plugin theme directory
  • Updated readme.txt file

0.11

  • Limited number of meta tags in readme.txt file

0.10

  • Initial beta release