Support » Theme: Writr » How to get Social Buttons / Icons to appear?

  • Resolved mrbeck


    I see in the demo and on other sites that use this theme they have circular social buttons at the bottom of their side bar.

    I can’t seem to find a place to configure that in the WordPress backend.

    How do I get those beautiful social icons to appear on my site with this theme? Thank you!

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  • Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    You can get those social-media icons to appear automatically in the sidebar by following these steps:

    – Make sure the Jetpack plugin is active and connected to your account (I see you’re already running it, so you’ve already got this part taken care of!)
    – In the Jetpack settings area, activate the Publicize module
    – Under Settings > Sharing, connect to your preferred social network(s)
    – Under Appearance > Customize, in the Connect panel, select the appropriate social-media accounts and save your settings.
    – The social-media icons for the accounts you’ve selected should now appear in your sidebar, and your posts will automatically be shared with those networks on publication. If you prefer not to have them publicized automatically, return to Settings > Sharing, and disconnect your account(s). The icons will still remain in your sidebar.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much! Success!

    The piece of the puzzle I was missing was the Appearance > Customize part. I didn’t know it adds it to the Theme Customizer after I enable Publicize. I never went back and looked. /facepalm.

    Thank you again for your speedy and helpful reply!

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    My pleasure – glad you’re all set!

    @kathryn how can I install this Jetpack plugin on That’s what I’m using at the moment and from what I understand plugins are for Can you help?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    how can I install this Jetpack plugin on

    You can’t. The purpose of the Jetpack plugin is to bring to your self-hosted WordPress installation features to your installation. If you are on WordPress.COM then you already have those features.

    If you need support for your .COM blog then please visit the correct forums.

    These forums are for self hosted installations only. You can read about the differences via this link. and

    Thanks @jan for pointing me to the wordpress forums.

    For anyone who finds this page and wants to know the answer – I found this thread which looks promising.

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Ben – as Jan said, all of Jetpack’s capabilities are already built into, so there’s nothing for you to install. 🙂

    If you’re looking to add social-media buttons to Writr on, the steps are the same as the ones I provided above, except you can skip the first two – just start with “Under Settings > Sharing, connect to your preferred social network(s)” and go from there.

    If you need further help, do feel free to post in the forums over there.

    Thank you for your help in creating the social media buttons. I do however have one issue. My fb button goes to my personal Facebook page. I want to redirect it to my blog page. This is a created page, not my personal profile. How do I do that? Thanks!

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Faithreboot – you can always disconnect your personal Facebook page from your Jetpack sharing settings and then reconnect it to a different Facebook page if you prefer. You’ll then need to reselect the new Facebook account in the Customizer.

    Here’s a guide to connecting Jetpack to a Facebook page or profile:

    Following on from this question, how do I add a pinterest button when doing it this way? I thought it was there but it’s actually the path button. I managed add Facebook and twitter using jetpack on

    Many Thanks

    Moderator Kathryn


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    fleurdelace – Pinterest isn’t supported through the Publicize feature in Jetpack. Supported services are:


    If you’d like to start a new thread and provide a link to your site I may be able to suggest a workaround.

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