In this video, I will show you how to add your own social media buttons to your website (if you theme doesn’t already have them built in).
Video Coming Soon!
Learning how to add your own links…. not just for social media images, but for ANYthing else you may want to link to…. is a really good skill to have.
Some themes make this a very simple process, and provide “built-in” social icons that you can simply fill in with your own social page information (see the video for an example of what I mean by this).
However, many themes do not provide these buttons, and in this case, you’ll want to add your own. You’ll need to use some simple code to do this (don’t worry… I will give you the code you need!).
You can find tons and tons of social buttons, both free and cheap, by searching Google, or even Etsy. Once you’ve found the buttons you’d like to use, you can re-name them if you’d like, and then upload them to your WordPress Media Library (Media > Add New).
Once they are uploaded, head over to your Widgets tab, and open up a new text widget (I like to do this in a new window, so I can leave my Media Library open). Inside this text widget, paste in the following code:
<a href=”THE URL TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE GOES HERE” target=”blank”><img src=”THE URL TO YOUR FACEBOOK BUTTON GRAPHIC GOES HERE”></a>
In place of “THE URL TO YOUR FACEBOOK BUTTON GRAPHIC GOES HERE”, place the URL for your image.
In place of “THE URL TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE GOES HERE”, place the URL for your social media page.
- Replace the two URLs between the quotes, to your own URLs.
- The image URL for your social buttons is what can be found in your media folder. Upload the images to your media folder (Media>Add New), and then click the “edit” link, to find the URL (as shown in the video).
- Use the same code for each button; just replace with whatever other social buttons you want to you use on your blog.