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Social Media is taking the world by storm today, in almost every sector. There could be no dual thoughts on the fact that social media interaction can make a huge difference to your website’s traffic. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and such other social networking mediums can generate huge audiences in your website. So, the presence of social media icons in your WordPress sidebar is an all-win situation. Now lets see how to add social media icons in your WordPress website.

The simplest and the easiest way to add social media icons is through a plugin – “Simple Social Icons”.  First, you will need to install and activate this plugin.how to add social media icons in your WordPress sidebar

After having activated this plugin, Go to Appearance > Widgets. Then, drag and drop the simple social icons widget to your sidebar. how to add social media icons in your WordPress sidebar

After you have dropped the widget of simple social icons in the sidebar, you can see the following options in it. You can now customize the size, alignment, icon colors, and so much more.

how to add social media icons in your WordPress sidebar

You can also enter your URLs of different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Flickr, Snapchat, Tumblr, etc so as to connect  your website to your social networking sites.

how to add social media icons in your WordPress sidebar

Apart from this plugin, another plugin called AccessPress Social Icons also does an amazingly beautiful job at adding up social media icons to your WordPress website. This plugin allows you to link all your social media profiles in an easy and fun way ! A must try for WordPress enthusiasts ! accesspress social icons

Wrapping Up,

Once you have entered URLs, and tried on various background and hover combinations to best suit your site, save changes and preview it on your website, voila,  you have successfully added social media icons in your WordPress sidebar. You can now easily link your social media profiles in your website.

We hope this article was useful to you for understanding how you can add social media icons in your website. If you have any questions regarding this or have any suggestions for us, please do leave a comment below.