Support » Theme: Author » Add Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and ORCiD to social media icons

  • Resolved mgabo

    (@mgabo)


    Hi, I’ve just started using the Author theme. As an academic, I would like to have social media icons for ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and ORCiD. Is there a way to add these, or to provide a CSS snippet that would allow to upload custom logos?

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  • Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Thanks for using Author!

    Our icon font has icons available for ResearchGate and ORCiD, so I can have those included in the next update. For Academia.edu, you could add a menu item to the bottom of your menu linking to your profile instead of using one of the social icons.

    Thread Starter mgabo

    (@mgabo)

    Thanks! That’s what I’m doing already, but given the importance of Academia.edu for my corner of academia, I was hoping I could display it as prominently as the other icons.

    Is there a way, perhaps, to add a “generic social media” item to the social media form and allow people to choose a letter of the alphabet to represent it? In my case just having an “A” would be enough, and I imagine other people might want to link to other sites that aren’t in the font yet. Just a thought.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Let me see what I can do for custom icons. I expected the Academia icon to be added to the icon font we use a while ago, but it’s starting to look like it’s not going to happen.

    Something you could try immediately is using a plugin like this to add images to your menu items: https://wordpress.org/plugins/menu-image/. That would let you put the Academia icon next to a regular menu link pointing to your profile.

    Thread Starter mgabo

    (@mgabo)

    Great, I’ll try that, thanks!

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Sure thing! Glad I could help.

    Thread Starter mgabo

    (@mgabo)

    BTW, I just came across a website with a theme very similar to Author, and which has all the required symbols (at the bottom of the menu), including Academia.edu: https://www.stefcraps.com/
    Not sure whether this might help include them in Author.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Thanks! It looks like that theme uses an extra icon pack designed to run alongside Font Awesome which would work well for Author.

    I’ll just have to implement the new icon font and load it conditionally for sites using one of these icons. I can have that added in the next update.

    Thread Starter mgabo

    (@mgabo)

    That would be wonderful. I’ll look out for the next update.

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