Lightweight Social Icons

Description

Lightweight Social Icons is an easy to use, lightweight social icon widget which lets you display your favorite social profile icons.

The icons use an icon font, meaning you can choose the size, border radius (roundess), color and hover color of your icons!

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Features include:

  • Choose your own order
  • Icon size
  • Border radius
  • Background colour
  • Text/icon color
  • Background color on hover
  • Text/icon color on hover
  • Open links in new window
  • Enable/disable tooltips
  • Alignment of icons

Included icons:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Flickr
  • Email
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • Github
  • Soundcloud
  • DeviantArt
  • Phone
  • Skype
  • Dribbble
  • Foursquare
  • Reddit
  • Spotify
  • Digg
  • Vine
  • Codepen
  • Delicious
  • JSFiddle
  • Stack Overflow
  • WordPress
  • Dropbox
  • Steam
  • Behance
  • iTunes
  • Yelp
  • 500px
  • AngelList
  • Blog Lovin’
  • Paper Plane (Newsletter)
  • VK
  • Xing
  • Bandcamp
  • BitBucket
  • Snapchat
  • Trip Advisor
  • Houzz
  • Mixcloud
  • Last.fm

Screenshots

  • Set your options and choose which social profiles you want to show off.
  • All of the icons in a widget with tooltips enabled.
  • Icons with a different color.

Installation

There’s two ways to install Lightweight Social Icons.

  1. Go to “Plugins > Add New” in your Dashboard and search for: Lightweight Social Icons
  2. Download the .zip from WordPress.org, and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP.

In most cases, #1 will work fine and is way easier.

FAQ

How do I add a widget with my icons?
  • Make sure Lightweight Social Icons is activated.
  • Navigate to “Appearance > Widgets” and look for the “Lightweight Social Icons” widget.
  • Drag the widget into your desired widget area.

Once the widget is added to a widget area, you can expand it and fill in your profiles.

What options does Lightweight Social Icons have?
  • Choose your own order
  • Title (optional): Choose a title for your widget.
  • Icon size: Choose the size of the icon font.
  • Border radius: Choose the border radius of the icon. Border radius refers to the “roundness” of the button.
  • Background color: The background color of the button.
  • Text Color: The icon color.
  • Background hover color: The background color of the button when you hover over it.
  • Text hover color: The color of the icon when you hover over the button.
  • Open link in a new window?: Choose to open all of the links in a new window/tab.
  • Alignment: Choose to align the button to the left, center or right.
How do I add my social profile URLs?

In the select box on the left, choose your desired social media site.

To the right of the select box, enter in the URL of your profile on that specific social media site.

The “Skype” option takes your Skype username.

The “Phone” option takes your phone number.

Can I assign different colors to each icon?

Not at this time (without custom CSS of course). We’re hoping to add this feature soon.

Can I display my icons with a shortcode?

Not by default, but you can use a plugin like this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-shortcode/

It allows you to add the widget to an arbitrary widget area, and then you can call that widget using a shortcode elsewhere in your website.

Reviews

Great plugin

It is one of the best social plugins. It is light weight and does not create any conflict with the website speed.
But one of the top social icon “Whatsapp” is missing in it.
Hope to be included in the revised version.

Simple and useful

Thanks a lot for plugin! Please respons the topic to add new icon: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/new-icon-request-2/

Great!!

Great plugin, i wonder if it possible to change a single logo, in my case bandcamp logo, i want a different one, one with the BC in it. Thank you so much!

I just love this plugin!

This is, by far, my favourite social icons plugin. It’s so light you hardly even know it’s there, but it looks super-cool too. I’ve installed it in the footer on my new Woocommerce store at [link redacted] and it looks the business. Thanks so much!

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Contributors & Developers

“Lightweight Social Icons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Lightweight Social Icons” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

0.9

  • Fix a couple stray PHP notices
  • New icon: Snapchat
  • New icon: Trip Advisor
  • New icon: Houzz
  • New icon: Mixcloud
  • New icon: Last.fm
  • Updated icon: Google+
  • Updated icon: Instagram
  • Remove query strings from font
  • Update text domain to use WP.org translations
  • Minify style.css

0.8

  • Fix incompatibility with Custom Sidebars plugin
  • Hide empty fields by default – click “Add Icon” button to show more fields
  • Alphabetize list of icons
  • Disable open in new window with email/contact button
  • New icon: Xing
  • New icon: Bandcamp
  • New icon: BitBucket

0.7

  • Fix warning

0.6

  • Allow addition of new icons via lsi_icons_defaults filter

0.5

  • Fix iTunes icon

0.4

  • Add filter to rel attribute: lsi_icon_rel_attribute
  • Add filter to title attribute: lsi_icon_title_attribute
  • Steam icon added
  • Behance icon added
  • iTunes icon added
  • Yelp icon added
  • 500px icon added
  • AngelList icon added
  • Blog Lovin’ icon added
  • Paper Plane (newsletter) icon added
  • VK icon added

0.3

  • Add display:block to ul container
  • French translation added
  • Contact can be email address or link to contact page
  • Fix Skype button
  • Optimize to work better in Customizer

0.2

  • Minor changes made

0.1

  • Initial release