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Social Display by Web Unity Design


Social Display is a simple plugin which creates a widget on the WordPress dashboard for your dynamic sidebars. This widget will display social media logos
or text for Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn and many more! Social Media links can be easily added and updated from the Social Display Options page under Plugins. If you do
not wish to display a network it can be easily shown or hidden from the options page as well. This plugin was written as a means to provide an easy way to add
social media images/links to a dynamically generated sidebar.

  • Supports links for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress and RSS – More to be added in later versions
  • Dedicated Options Page found under the Plugins Menu of the Dashboard
  • Easily show / hide networks
  • Dynamic widget that can be added to any sidebar within a WordPress Theme

If you liked this plugin please check out our portfolio at Web Unity Design
Furthermore if you want regular updates about our future works please check out our Facebook and Twitter.

Web Unity Design would like to thank Font Awesome for their brilliant icon set Font Awesome set without which this plugin wouldn’t be possible. Go and check it out! Also we would like to thank:

  • Andrew Kurtis at WebHostingHub for translating Social Display into Spanish.
  • Andy Coley for his suggestions and ideas for 4.0

Hey! Where did the option to disable colors go?

As of version 4.0 this option has been removed. Due to the distinctive nature of each network colors are now an integral part of social media. The colors are however still completely customizable.

Do you plan to support further networks in future?

Yes! Absolutely if you have a recommendation feel free to get in contact with us.


  • Social Display - Working with social media logos
  • Social Display - Working with social media text
  • Available options within the Social Display options page
  • Placing the Social Display widget is quick and easy


  1. Upload the entire plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure your Social Display options via the additional menu found under the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Place the Social Display Widget on your sidebar from the ‘Widgets’ menu.


My social media icon isn’t showing! Why is this?

Be sure the relevant options are checked from the Social Display options menu found under Plugins.

How do I switch between logos or text?

Again this can be done from the Social Display options page.

Can I use the social media colors behind the logos?

Yes this has been added in version 1.2 although it only applies when displaying logos

How do I customize this?

As of version 3.0 this is now possible under the theme customizer

Contributors & Developers

“Social Display by Web Unity Design” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Language Support: Serbian added. Thanks to Ogi Djuraskovic from FirstSiteGuide for your support in these translations!


  • Support for WordPress 4.0 added
  • Simple Icons have been replaced by the Font Awesome Icon Set
  • Option to turn off social network colors has been removed – Colors will always be shown with the exception of text based links
  • Rewritten widget output for better performance and flexibility
  • Fixed all undefined option errors when WordPress debug is enabled
  • Corrected several typo errors across option pages
  • With the addition of font awesome icon colors can now be customized. Addtional options for this have been provided in the customizer
  • Additionally icon sizes can be further controlled in terms of font size and width. Set these values with the additional controls provided in the customizer
  • All code for this plugin is now available on GitHub. Got a great idea for an improvement? Send us a pull request!
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements


  • Social Display now supports Google+ – You can customize this link in the same way as the others as it is fully integrated with theme options and customizer support
  • Translation file has been updated to include an option to translate the new Google+ text
  • Translation file has been renamed to en_US to better reflect it’s native language
  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations


  • ¡Hola – Social Display is now available in Spanish! Thanks to Andrew Kurtis at WebHostingHub for providing the needed translations


  • Corrected minor CSS bugs
  • Updated CSS to correctly work with WordPress 3.8 and the new Twenty Fourteen Theme


  • Version 3 of Social Display has been completely redesigned bringing with it a host of new features!
  • The plugin now supports the Theme Customizer. These changes allow you to define your own custom colors for your social icons
  • Theme Customizer is only active when using logos and colors. Sorry text 🙁
  • The options page has been moved from its place under the plugins menu and can now be found under Settings
  • Descriptions alongside each plugin option has been added for better user experience
  • Sections of options have been renamed to better describe their respective content
  • A quick access customizer link has been added to the options page
  • Two new icons have been introduced – You can now added a WordPress Blog or Profile and an RSS link
  • Plugin descriptions have been updated to better reflect the nature of the plugin
  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements


  • Please update to this version as it contains a fix for a potential security risk with URL entry
  • Social Display’s options have been rebuilt from the ground up and refactored for better storage and performance


  • Minor performance updates
  • Removal of stray code
  • Social Display now supports colors – To turn this option on please check the updated options page


  • Plugin is translation ready
  • Plugin now properly cleans up options on uninstall
  • Icons can now be hidden from the plugin options menu if you do not use or want to display that network
  • Plugin sections text updated to reflect more info about the options within it
  • Stray code removed
  • Settings updated successfully flag added


  • Social Display released.
  • Supported networks: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • More networks to be added in future updates