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Menu Social Icons

Add social icons to your WordPress menu items automatically.

This plugin changes social website links in any of your WordPress menus to use icons from FontAwesome.

No configuration is necessary, other having links to your social media profiles in the built-in WordPress menus. Add links to any of these social sites under Appearance > Menus, then enable the plugin.

Supported Sites

bitbucket.org           dribbble.com         dropbox.com
facebook.com            flickr.com           foursquare.com
github.com              gittip.com           instagram.com
linkedin.com            mailto:(email)       pinterest.com
plus.google.com         renren.com           *slideshare.net
stackoverflow.com       *stackexchange.com   trello.com
tumblr.com              twitter.com          *vimeo.com
vk.com                  weibo.com            xing.com

* Requires storm_social_icons_use_latest be turned on. (See below.)

Changing Icon Appearance

If you want to edit the appearance of the icons in ways that the options below don't provide, you can do more with custom CSS to match your theme. This video walks through the process:

Option: Add Vimeo and Stack Exchange

To use FontAwesome 4.0+, which drops support for IE7, but adds vimeo.com and stackexchange.com, add this to your theme's functions.php file:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_use_latest', '__return_true' );

Option: Show Text

To show menu item text in addition to the icons, add this to your theme's functions.php file:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_hide_text', '__return_false' );

Option: Alternate Icons

To show an alternative icon style, where logos are cut out of signs, , add this to your theme's functions.php file:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_type', create_function( '', 'return "icon-sign";' ) );

Option: Icon Sizes

To vary icon sizes, add this to your theme's functions.php file: (Default is 2x)

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_size', create_function( '', 'return "normal";' ) );
add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_size', create_function( '', 'return "large";' ) );
add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_size', create_function( '', 'return "2x";' ) );
add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_size', create_function( '', 'return "3x";' ) );
add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_size', create_function( '', 'return "4x";' ) );

Option: Add More Icons

Add icons from FontAwesome for other URLs. For example, an RSS feed:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_networks', 'storm_social_icons_networks');
function storm_social_icons_networks( $networks ) {

    $extra_icons = array (
        '/feed' => array(                  // Enable this icon for any URL containing this text
            'name' => 'RSS',               // Default menu item label
            'class' => 'rss',              // Custom class
            'icon' => 'icon-rss',          // FontAwesome class
            'icon-sign' => 'icon-rss-sign' // May not be available. Check FontAwesome.

    $extra_icons = array_merge( $networks, $extra_icons );
    return $extra_icons;


Option: Change HTML Output

This is useful for developers using the plugin with custom icon sets.

Edit icon HTML output:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_icon_html', 'storm_social_icons_icon_html', 10, 4 );

function storm_social_icons_icon_html( $html, $size, $icon, $show_text ) {
    $html = "<i class='$size $icon $show_text'></i>";
    return $html;

Edit title HTML output:

add_filter( 'storm_social_icons_title_html', 'storm_social_icons_title_html', 10, 2 );

function storm_social_icons_title_html( $html, $title ){
    $html = "<span class='fa-hidden'>$title</span>";
    return $html;

Edit all link attributes (WordPress core filter):

add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_objects', 'storm_wp_nav_menu_objects', 7, 2 );

function storm_wp_nav_menu_objects( $sorted_menu_items, $args ){

    foreach( $sorted_menu_items as &$item ) {

        if ( 0 != $item->menu_item_parent ) {
            // Skip submenu items

        // Only apply changes to links containing this text.
        $search_url = 'facebook.com';

        if ( false !== strpos( $item->url, $search_url ) ) {

            // Add a custom class
            $item->classes[] = 'some-custom-class';

            // Add custom HTML inside the link
            $item->title = '<strong>custom html</strong>' . $item->title;


    return $sorted_menu_items;

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.15
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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