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Social Profiles Widget


By simply dragging this widget into your sidebar or any widgetized area, you can easily place icon links to your various social profiles like twitter, facebook, flickr, etc.


  1. Upload the entire social-profiles-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In your Widgets menu, simply drag the widget labeled “Social Profiles” into a widgetized Area.
  4. Configure the widget by choosing a title, icon size, and the URLs to your various social profiles.


The icons are a bit crowded in my sidebar. How do I give them breathing room?

Open your theme’s style.css file, and insert this code (somewhere near the bottom of the file).

.social-profiles img {
padding-right: 10px;

You can adjust that code to suite your needs, depending on your situation.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Pre-Release


  • Added Linkedin Support


  • Added support for more icons
  • Changed name from “Total Social” to “Social Profiles Widget”
  • Updated PHP techniques to be compatible with WordPress standards
  • Added groundwork for localization


  • Added alt tags to image output
  • Changed plugin file from total-social.php to plugin.php


  • Added new 24×24 image size


  • Add option to open links in a new window


  • PHP7 compatibility