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Social Media Widget


Social Media Widget is an easy to use widget to output simple social media icons making it easy for your visitors to follow you on every platform.

The widget comes with no less than 40 icons including a big variety of social media sites, of course including all the big ones such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube etc.

If you have any requests, find anything that is broken, or think I missed to include some icons you can easily contact me via the suport forum.


  • Simple style layout with Twentyfifteen theme.
  • Boxed style layout with Twentyfifteen theme.


From the WordPress dashboard

  1. Go to ‘Plugins -> Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Smart Social Media Widget’
  3. Activate ‘Smart Social Media Widget’ from your Plugins page.


  1. Click the download button
  2. Copy/upload the downloaded ‘smart-social-media-widget/” folder into your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ folder
  3. Activate ‘Smart Social Media Widget’ from your Plugins page.

When activated

  1. Go to your dashboard, Appearance -> Widgets
  2. Find ‘Smart Social Media Widget’ in your ‘Available Widgets’ area and drag it into a widget area.
  3. Customize the widget to your liking and click save.


Best social media plugin hands down

I’ve tried a lot of social media plugins and every other one I’ve seen either uses images or hasn’t bothered to update their icons. As a developer this plugin is perfect — just simple flat vector icons and an easy widget interface.

Just what I need!

The simple black icons with a color & fade hover were just what I was looking for among the dizzying array of styles. I appreciated how it included Spotify, but would be even better if it also had Soundcloud, Goodreads, and VSCO. My only qualm is that the icons are too small — it could work for headers but for a sidebar widget it looks so tiny. I suggest giving size options and perhaps another to reorder the icons’ postions 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Initial release


  • Added fade animation option
  • Redesigned layout when only 2 icons are selected
  • Edited the icon element output


  • Important update!
  • Previous version broke the links, this is fixed now


  • 20 new icons
  • Icon size option
  • New design option, boxed icons
  • New back-end design
  • Fixed a problem with icons showing up as just squares in some themes
  • Cleaned up CSS
  • Cleaned up plugin code