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[Plugin: Social Bartender] Sweet plugin, very handy!

  • I often need a simple list of social links like this, but I’ve never formalized the process. Always end up coding it in the theme or a text widget as needed. Digging up the icons and setting it up can add a speed bump to my workflow and Social Bartender could be a handy way to streamline that.

    Tried it out on my site using the master version on GitHub so I could use the widget. I also wanted to added it to a spot on my homepage that happened to be page content, so I created a shortcode for the social_bartender function. Any plans to add a shortcode along with the widget and template tag?

    I’d consider recommending that users add the function to their themes with a function_exists first so that they don’t get an error if they deactivate the plugin:

    <?php if ( function_exists( 'social_bartender' ) ) { social_bartender(); } ?>

    Looking forward to seeing how Social Bartender evolves, definitely a five star plugin so far!


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  • Plugin Author Sawyer


    Shortcode is a good idea, will definitely consider adding that. Will also add a note about the function_exists — good idea to include for users not familiar with it

    I’m sure it will help avoid some “why is my blog broken” questions down the road.



    I have one question. How do I configure the php code to make the social bartender appear where i want?

    Plugin Author Sawyer


    @nanincv – You use the social_bartender() PHP function:

    Take a look at the Installation section for details on what parameters can be passed into that function: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-bartender/installation/

    I’ll start by saying I absolutely love this plugin, but I’m not exactly a coding whiz.

    I’d like to elaborate on nanincv’s question: How do you get the icons to right align on the page and display in a vertical column? I’m using the Satorii theme, which does not support sidebars in the left- or right-hand columns, so using the widget is out for me.

    I placed the social_bartender() PHP function in my index.php page, and it displays like this:


    To get it to right align and display vertically, would I pass parameters into the function? Is this something I need to tweak in my theme’s stylesheet?

    Thanks for your time and help!

    Have you received an answer to this question? I would sure love to know.

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