Add a social network menu with icons to your page

Many themes offer some form of social networking capabilities, from comprehensive to basic links to profile pages. This theme gives you a social menu location within the footer area. Setting up your social menu items is just like the other menus, excerpt you are using the “ Custom Links ” option for each social network. 

footer menu social copyright

Available Social Networks

  1. RSS Feed and Feedburner
  2. Deviant Art
  3. Digg
  4. Dribbble
  5. Facebook
  6. Flickr
  7. Google+
  8. Github
  9. Instagram
  10. Linkedin
  11. Pinterest
  12. Reddit
  13. StumbleUpon
  14. Tumblr
  15. Twitter
  16. Vimeo
  17. VK
  18. WordPress.com
  19. WordPress.org
  20. Xing
  21. Youtube
  22. Mailto (email)

These social icons are based on the popular font icon set called “Font Awesome“, and is included into the theme. You can also use a plugin for this (free of course). The plugin I recommend is called  “Better Font Awesome“.

To continue with this setup, we need to visit the “Basic Theme Setup” tutorials because creating our social menu is standard across all our themes.

Create Your Social Menu

Customize the Colours

As with any other element that you can change the colour to, the social icons can also be customized.

  1. Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Colours
  2. Look for the “Social Icon” colour settings and make your choice with the built-in colour selectors
  3. Click “Save & Publish