Social Media Takes Over the Digital World
From Twitter to Facebook, Instagram to LinkedIn, social media has become the center of attention in the digital world. Connecting with friends, family, and customers has never been easier. If you want to keep your audience engaged and connected, adding social media links to your WordPress website is a must! Here’s how:
Step 1: Install a Social Media Plugin
Before you can add those lovely social media icons to your website, you’ll need to install a plugin. There are several social media plugins available for WordPress, and some are more functional than others. This guide will use the ‘Social Icons Widget by WPZoom.’
Step 2: Install and Activate the Plugin
Installing the plugin is straightforward. Go to your dashboard and select ‘Plugins.’ Click ‘Add New,’ search for ‘Social Icons Widget by WPZoom,’ then click ‘Install Now.’ Once completed, click ‘Activate Plugin,’ and you’ll be directed to the settings page.
Step 3: Configure the Plugin’s Settings
Now the fun part! Customize to your heart’s desire by selecting the social media platforms you want to appear, adjust icon size, and choose their alignment. Personalize your social media icons to your website’s style.
Step 4: Add the Social Media Widget to Your Website
Once you’ve configured the plugin settings, go to ‘Appearance,’ then ‘Widgets.’ Find the ‘Social Icons Widget’ and drag it into the desired position. Customize to make the widget complement your website style.
Step 5: Design Your Social Media Icons
If you want to make your social media icons ‘pop,’ try customizing their design. WPZoom’s Social Icons Widget lets you change icon style, color, and even upload custom branding, so take full advantage of these choices.
Step 6: Add Your Social Media Profile URLs
Make sure your followers can find you with ease by adding your social media profile URLs. Once you’ve clicked on the specific social media icon, input your profile URL, and click ‘Save.’ There you have it!
By adding social media links to your WordPress website, you’ve opened a new channel to enhance engagement, drive traffic to your social media profiles, and connect with visitors in a meaningful way. Make sure to select relevant social media platforms, personalize your social media icons, and add your profile URLs, then watch your online presence soar!