Support » Plugin: Simple Social Icons » I struggle through despite my frustrations

  • Every update… every single one, I have to through and edit this plugin to make it work. Each time I have to go in and remove the attempted caching details on the font paths, otherwise they don’t show up properly. They show up as blocks of unicode characters, not the actual font. If this was only happening on one site of mine I wouldn’t complain but it happens on every single one I use.

    The only reason I continue to use it is because it does look nice when it finally works.

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  • Plugin Contributor Nick Cernis


    Thank you for the note, ober0330. The plugin occasionally ships new versions of the stylesheet when the icon font is updated. If you use a caching plugin that doesn’t automatically clear minified styles (such as W3 Total Cache), or a Content Delivery Network that strips cache-busting query strings, you will need to clear your caches manually after each update.

    In other cases, though, the updated icons should load automatically. If you experience regular issues and you’re not using a minification plugin or CDN that could be reconfigured to pick up changes to plugins, please feel free to post in the forum at It’s important that the plugin is easy to use, and we’d be very happy to look into it for you.

    The support is good and I appreciate the quick response. I can’t change my rating now but if I could I’d rate it a 5.



    I don’t know if this is the same issue but I have a new WordPress site that I’ve only just started playing around with and have only one other plugin installed besides the Simple Social Icons. Unfortunately, it didn’t work to begin with and WP tells me that the plugin may not be compatible with the latest version of WP? I’ve used this on several sites with no issues. This is the first time its not working.

    See the page:

    Please don’t judge the design yet 🙂
    Thanks for any suggestions,

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