Support » Plugin: Simple Social Icons » Changing colour of icons

  • Hi!

    I am totally new to wordpress, so no experience with web design. I am having a little problem, when I try to change the colour of the icons, I put the code of the colour I want, but as soon as I press ‘save’ it INSTANTLY GOES BACK TO THE DEFAULT SETTING 🙁 There seems to be a conflict with these icons, and I havent got a clue on what to do to resolve this issue.

    If you know what to do, please provide step by step instructions, as I dont know about codes, neither where to put them.

    I really appreciate your help. Thank you .

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  • I wonder if you ever found out how to change the icon color, I have the same trouble.

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick


    MultiSite Guru

    What are you entering for a color?

    You could Google this

    or you could do what I just finished doing. I used the plug in ”Social Stickers” the problem with Simple Social Icons is that although you can change color you can only change all of the icons to one color, you can’t have individual color. Unless I’m seriously mistaken.

    Anyway I got mine working with Social Stickers. Sorry I can’t tell you how to actually install the plug in. I had a friend do that because I’m very new to this myself. Once it was installed it was easy to get the plugin to work.

    Plugin Support Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    If you are using the widget multiple times, you have to change the settings on each one.

    If the settings do not save automatically, deactivate all your other plugins and try again.


    I had this problem and changed the settings in the plugins php file but it still did not affect the icon colours. I came across another post that suggested changing them individually and adding the css changes to the themes stylesheet.

    .simple-social-icons .social-youtube a {
    background-color: #EA171A !important;
    .simple-social-icons . social-youtube a:hover {
    background-color: #a69c91 !important;

    I hope this helps someone.

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