The Social Links

Description

Note: Development for The Social Links happens on Github. Please submit an issue there.

The Social Links plugin adds a widget and shortcode to your WordPress website allowing you to display icons linking to your social profiles. The new version includes the following social networks:

  • Telegram
  • Google+
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Behance
  • Bitcoin
  • Delicious
  • DeviantArt
  • Digg
  • Dribble
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • LastFM
  • Medium
  • Skype
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Tumblr
  • Vine
  • WordPress

We’ve also added support for a shortcode ([the-social-links]) for use in WordPress posts and pages and a custom template tag (<?php the_social_links();?>) for use in template files.

The Social Links is translation ready!

Screenshots

  • Settings Page
  • Default Social Links

Installation

Installation via WordPress Dashboard:

  1. Navigate to Plugins->Add New
  2. Search for “The Social Links” and click “Install Now”
  3. Click “Settings” or browse to the “The Social Links” once you have installed the plugin to configure your social network links.
  4. Go to your widgets and add the “The Social Links” widget to your sidebar, add the shortcode ([the-social-links]) in your posts and pages or add the custom template tag (<?php the_social_links();?>) in your template files.

FAQ

How do I add the bookmarks to my theme manually (also for themes that do not support widgets)?

Using the shortcode ([the-social-links]) in your posts and pages or by adding the custom template tag (<?php the_social_links();?>) in your template files.

Are you going to add other social networks?

To keep the plugin as fluid as possible we have decided to minimise the amount of networks in the free version. If you have a network that you think should be added, please head to our support page to submit a request.

Can I use other icons?

We have decided that to keep a high standard for the plugin we will be using font based icons. All icons are styled by CSS. We are developing additional premium icon packs that you will be able to purchase.

Can I change the order of the icons?

You can change the order on your settings page.

Reviews

February 9, 2017
Followed the outlined instructions but never did get it to work. Maybe I'm just impatient but I gave up after about 20mins
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“The Social Links” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

2.0.2

  • Add Telegram

2.0.1

  • Add the template tag back in.

2.0.0

  • Refactored some code
  • Updated Font Awesome

1.3.1

  • Fixed type hinting error (we’re not there yet, captain)

1.3.0

  • We added all social networks in the pack
  • Preparation for some new features to come