Plugin Reviews

Social Media Widget

Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles. Tons of icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.

69 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
Waste of time
By , for WP 4.3.1

This plugin is simply a way of the developer promoting their other services via a MAIN admin menu with no purpose. It adds a "Social Media Widget" admin menu, which simply points you to their newsletter and says configure the widget in the widget settings.


Admin Notice Nightmare
By , for WP 4.3

Every admin page in our entire MU network is covered in spam advertising and multiple admin notices… very very unappealing…

working well in 4.3
By , for WP 4.3

thank you

Putting banner advertisements in the admin interface is unacceptable
By , for WP 4.2.3

I administer a WordPress network for a University with about 300 sites. I was appalled to find that a recent update of this plugin snuck a banner advertisement into the WordPress admin dashboard (the top of the plugins page). Advertisements within the plugin's own settings pages are sort of okay, but this crosses the line.

I am considering removing the plugin from our network, but first I have to inventory which sites are actually using the widget and manually configure a replacement.

For now at least, I was able to add the following code to a custom plugin.

function remove_spam_social_widget_notice() {
	if ( function_exists( 'socialwidget_global_notice' ) ) {
		remove_action( 'admin_notices', 'socialwidget_global_notice');
add_action('admin_notices', 'remove_spam_social_widget_notice', 9);

function remove_spam_social_widget_menu() {
	if ( function_exists( 'socialwidget_top_level_menu' ) ) {
		remove_action( 'admin_menu', 'socialwidget_top_level_menu' );
add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_spam_social_widget_menu', 9);
Admin spam is a deal-breaker.
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've been on the fence about this plugin for a long time; it's convenient enough, but I always find myself having to add custom icons for networks that seem pretty standard to me. (I mean: no Spotify? Really?) And I always ended up tweaking the appearance of the icons, but whatever.

These things were annoying, but with the last update they have added a separate, unnecessary, valueless tab to the admin interface that ONLY exists to get people to sign up for their email lists and use their other plugins. No function, just marketing. NOT OKAY. Real estate in the admin page tab bar is valuable; this is a violation of your users' trust.

I've had it on my list of things to do to replace this plugin with my own code for quite a while; now I'm motivated to get it done.

Suddenly, Admin Spam
By , for WP 4.2.2

I wasn't the one that selected this plugin to use on the site in question, but I hadn't had any real troubles out of it (other than the inability to order the social links if using custom icons). Today, updated the plugin to find that it added a banner to admin panel trying to get me to sign up for some service and use other plugins. I would be fine if this was just on the plugin's settings page, but its all over the admin which is highly unwelcome. At little as social media accounts change, when I find time I'll be adding these URLs via a widget myself and uninstalling this plugin.

By , for WP 4.2.2

After the update today my Widgets Under Header disappeared and I am not happy. I have used the widget for s long time but even deactivating it did not bring the widget back. Has anyone else had this problem.

Great for bilingual sites
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've been using Social Media Widget for a long time and I'm really satisfied.

It works perfectly with my bilingual blog. In the English version I put a Facebook link to my English Facebook page and the other way around on my Portuguese page.

Have all the same for Twitter, Google + and so on

Here are examples of two pages:

http://outofyourcomfortzone.net/how-to-buy-travel-insurance/ (English)
http://foradazonadeconforto.com/como-escolher-e-comprar-seguro-de-viagem/ (Brazilian Portuguese)

Thank you for the great Plugin!!

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

I hope it will be supported yet...

By , for WP 4.1.1

Great! Very simple

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