Support » Plugin: Simple Social Icons » Size of icons cannot be adjusted

  • Resolved cmd4400



    I can’t change the size of the icons. I’ve tried changing the icon size in the settings – 36px, 49px, 64px, etc. – but each time nothing changes. I am using the latest version of WordPress and all plugins are up to date.

    I hope you can help!

    Thanks 🙂

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  • Plugin Contributor Nick Cernis


    Hi, @cmd4400!

    It’s possible your theme is overriding the size with custom CSS. Can you provide a URL where the icons are visible so we can review this for you, please?

    Hi Nick! Sure – it’s

    Thank you very much!

    Sorry, should have said – I’ve only put them in at the bottom of the homepage and the contact page.

    Plugin Contributor Nick Cernis


    Thanks for sharing the link, @cmd4400.

    It looks like the icons don’t appear inside a regular WordPress widget area.

    The icon size settings won’t work if you’re using Simple Social Icons outside of a WordPress widget area, such as via a page builder plugin or “widgets in posts” plugin.

    You could add custom CSS to the Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS area to change the size of the icons instead. For example, this will increase the size of the homepage and contact page footer icons:

    #panel-627-3-0-0 {
      font-size: 30px;
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Nick Cernis.

    Thanks for that! All sorted now 🙂


    I’ve installed the plugin and added it to the 3rd widget in my footer. I think the template may be overriding the plugin as I can’t adjust the size, color or position of the icon.

    can you advise me, please?

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