Create your social icon menu

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 top header 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. 

header social menu

Let’s take a closer look:

social close up

Available Social Networks

  1. RSS Feed
  2. Digg
  3. Dribbble
  4. Facebook
  5. Flickr
  6. Google+
  7. Github
  8. Instagram
  9. Linkedin
  10. Pinterest
  11. Reddit
  12. StumbleUpon
  13. Tumblr
  14. Twitter
  15. Vimeo
  18. Youtube
  19. 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

 Top Search Icon

You will probably notice an magnifying glass icon which is next to the social icons…this is not part of the social group, but it’s there as a toggle based top search form. Click on it to drop down the form and then another click to close it.

social search field