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Social Media Icons

The Social Media Widget lets you easily add icons for the most popular social networks to your sidebar or other widget area.

We’ve made it easy for you to add social media icons to your sidebar by using the Social Media Icons widget. Simply add your the usernames of your respective social media accounts and we’ll take care of the rest. Once you save your additions, you can see the widget in action in your sidebar!


Configuring the widget

Once you add the widget to your sidebar, you can enter your usernames (unless otherwise directed by the widget) for the social media accounts you want to add. If you’re not a user on a particular social network or just don’t want to add an icon for that network, just leave it blank.

Currently supported social networks include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, GitHub, YouTube, Vimeo, and Google+.

Each site has it’s own user naming conventions. In the specific entry information examples below, the [username] is what you enter into the widget field (without the brackets); please note the exception for YouTube as noted below:

  • Facebook:[username]
  • Twitter:[username]
  • Instagram:[username]
  • Pinterest:[username]
  • LinkedIn:[username]
  • GitHub:[username]
  • YouTube: Each YouTube channel has a unique user ID and channel ID. These are used to refer to the channel in certain apps and services. To find your channel’s user ID and channel ID, sign in to YouTube and check your advanced account settings page. Then enter the alphanumerical channel ID (not user ID) into the field.
  • Vimeo:[username]
  • Google+:[username] – This can be a 21-digit number or a Google+ user name (e.g. +WordPress).


I don’t like the size of the icons! How do I change that?
Easy! Using Jetpack’s Custom CSS Editor, you can add this CSS code to adjust the size of those icons to your preferred size.

.widget_wpcom_social_media_icons_widget .genericon {
font-size: 16px;

The default size of the Social Media icons is 16px, but you can adjust that to the size of your choosing.

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