Social Media Widget

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The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.


  • Supports the following social media sites:

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • MySpace
    • FriendFeed
    • Orkut
    • Hyves
    • LinkedIn
    • aSmallWorld
    • Flickr
    • YouTube
    • Skype
    • Digg
    • Reddit
    • Delicious
    • StumbleUpon
    • Tumblr
    • Buzz
    • Vimeo
    • Blogger
    • Wordpress
    • Yelp
    • FourSquare
    • Meetup
    • PlanCast
    • SlideShare
    • DeviantArt
    • Live365
    • Digital Tunes
    • Soundcloud
    • Etsy
    • Better Business Bureau
    • Merchant Circle
    • RSS
    • E-mail (mailto: or a link to mailing list service)
    • Plus create 6 of your own using a URL to an icon and URL to the service
  • Select from the following icon sizes:

    • 16x16
    • 32x32
    • 64x64
  • Select from 4 icon packages:

    • Web 2.0 (Default) - Icons from various artists
    • Sketch - Social Icons Hand Drawn by TheG-Force and Handycons by Janko At Warp Speed
    • Heart - Heart v2 by The Design Superhero
    • Cutout - Icontexto Inside Icons
    • Custom - Upload your own icons into this folder on the filesystem. These will be unaltered via updates. Make sure you follow the same naming scheme as the other icons (facebook.png, twitter.png). You can look at the other icon packs if you are unsure about the naming. See the FAQ for more information.
    • Note that some of the icons in the packs were created and added for this widget by myself. Not all of the requested social media sites were included so I attempted to create icons that mimicked the original artist icons. These are unattributed to myself. I keep attribution to the original artists since it is there design I modified.
    • All icons in this pack are licensed under the Creative Commons license (which is why I'm allowed, by law, to use them). Note that some of these are non-commercial only. Please go to the sites linked above to get full information on their allowed uses.
  • Choose from multiple animations including:

    • Fade In (you can choose the starting opacity too!)
    • Scale (zoom in)
    • Bounce
    • Combo (All three)
    • Note: Because these are all CSS3 style animations, IE6-7 aren't supported at all, although IE8 will support Scale. In IE6-8, icons will not be animated and use 100% opacity.
  • Create your own image alt/title tags for hover-over text (i.e. Follow Us On {service})

  • Choose whether or not to use the rel="nofollow" tag in your links. (Recommended see

  • Choose whether or not to open links in a new tab (or browser window).

  • Align your widget left, center, or right.

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Releases (53 )

Version Release Date Change Log
4.0.6 2017-02-05
  • Fix class constructor for PHP7 support.
4.0.5 2016-04-03
  • Fixed some undefined index notices per support tickets
  • Support for mixed http/https protocol
4.0.4 2015-08-20
  • Update for WP 4.3 compatibility
4.0.3 2015-06-22
  • Update settings
4.0.2 2015-06-10
  • Removed malicious code injecting spam
  • Our sincere apologies to the entire Wordpress community for allowing the spam injection to infiltrate your websites. We trusted the wrong people with our plugin code and it will not happen again.
  • More great things to come
3.1 2013-04-11
  • Added support for Skyrock
  • Removed iTunes Ping
  • Changed to official Instagram icon (standard pack only)
  • Modified Features description
  • Updated screenshots
  • Stability fixes
3.2 2013-04-11
  • Added 24px icon size option
  • Added custom icon size option
  • Added official Facebook icon (default pack only)
  • Added support for VK
  • Resolved issues with SSL compatibility
  • Stability fixes
3.3 2013-04-11
  • Added back support to iTunes after several requests
  • Increased performance and page load speed due to greatly reduced PNG file sizes
4.0 2013-04-11
  • Arrange your icons in a custom order!
  • You can now adjust the Alt and Title tags for each icon individually.
  • Change the "target" properties for each icon individually (open in same or new window).
  • Google+ now includes rel="publisher"
  • Updated Twitter icon in default pack to the official icon
4.0.1 2013-04-08
  • Remove potentially malicious code.
3.0.3 2013-01-29
  • Various bug fixes
3.0.2 2013-01-29
  • Bug fixes
3.0 2013-01-29
  • Made admin panel more condensed and user-friendly
  • Added support for up to 12 custom services
  • Added option to set the number of icons per row to '1'
  • Reorganized and simplified code
3.0.1 2013-01-29
  • Bug fix
2.9.8 2013-01-22
  • Added support for,, Instagram, Goodreads, Slashdot, and Github
  • Updated author name, author website, and plugin website
2.9.7 2013-01-15
  • Updated readme.txt
  • Updated author and contributors
  • Thank you all for all of the memories and support over the years - Brian
2.9.6 2013-01-10
  • Resolved image size issues
  • Removed donation button from widget and donation links from readme.txt
  • Updated Twitter icon to official design specs (default pack only). If you're not a fan of the new official icon, please contact Twitter
  • Updated the Google+ icon to the official red one (default pack only). As with Twitter, please contact Google. I've been contacted by reps from both companies instructing me to correct the icons.
2.9.5 2012-11-30
  • Fixed incorrect comment for Google Plus (previously the comment said Facebook)
  • Removed an errant extra quotation mark in the FriendFeed image tag
  • Added inline image sizes to each of the icons for better validation support
  • Changed the margin direction based on the alignment of the icons. Left margin for right aligned, right margin for left-aligned and centered.
2.9.4 2012-05-06
  • Added support for Pinterest (Sorry about the large gap in time. Finally got some time to do this)
2.9.3 2011-09-20
  • Added support for Google+
  • Removed references to my website which has been down for some time. It crashed during my most recent move (HDD crashed with no way of recovering data... backups fail).
2.9.2 2011-03-26
  • As I suspected, removing the !important tags from the CSS caused a lot more problems than it helped. I've added them back.
2.9.1 2011-03-24
  • I'm stupid and forgot to commit the sketch icons to 2.9.
2.9 2011-03-23
  • Added support for Steam, Google Talk, Pandora, Hulu, Ebay, Flixster, IMDb, BandCamp,
  • Removed default URLs (they were causing confusion for some)
  • CSS tweaks
  • Removed strip_tags() from the image caption field for help with translations using qTranslate
  • Separated Admin Widget Panel into groups based on icon type
  • Changed Donation button to point to new Paypal account for Precision Web Development & Consulting -- My new web development company that I'm merging Social Media Widget in to
  • Staging for version 3.0
2.8.2 2010-11-29
  • A quick fix to attempt to resolve some validation issues in my code.
2.8.1 2010-10-19
  • People were getting a 404 Error when trying to upgrade. I'm going to push out this unedited revision to see if it checks in properly this time.
2.8 2010-10-18
  • Added Google Picasa Web Albums support
2.7 2010-09-07
  • Added iTunes Ping support
  • Corrected issue where when the input box is empty, save a space, the icons still appear.
2.6 2010-08-24
  • Changed the way that the custom icons worked. Turns out, when Wordpress upgrades a plugin, it completely removes the plugin folder and uploads it verbatim from the SVN package. Thus, all custom icons were lost.
  • Added a text field to allow a brief description of the widget that appears before the icons as requested on my support forums.
2.5.5 2010-08-16
  • Added ability to align the widget left, right, or center.
2.5 2010-08-16
  • Added 'custom' icon pack option. See FAQ for usage.
  • Added 3 more custom icon fields for custom services
  • Added ability to create the image alt/title tags so that it is not always {Widget Title} on {Service}.
2.4.1 2010-08-04
  • Changed plugin uri to reflect change to a forum-based system. It became too jumbled a mess trying to sort through comments on multiple posts and e-mails.
2.4 2010-08-02
  • Added support for 10 more services. See description to see what's added. Too many to list here.
  • Added support for 3 custom icons - Must include full URL to icon
2.3.5 2010-07-27
  • Added CSS3 animation transitions for Firefox 4. Going with x.x.5 since this is neither a bug fix (x.x.1), nor an all-out feature addition (x.1).
2.3 2010-07-26
  • Added support for Digital Tunes and Soundcloud.
  • Improved function to determine plugin path. The images broke if wp-content was moved. This is fixed with this release
  • Fixed HTML code issue causing extra spacing between Facebook and Twitter icons.
  • Other small code improvements
2.2.1 2010-07-20
  • I broke the description when I uploaded 2.2. Sorry about the second quick update.
2.2 2010-07-20
  • Added support for Skype, Blogger, and Yelp
  • Fixed Readme.txt changelog to be more readable
2.1 2010-07-14
2.0 2010-07-07
1.4 2010-07-06
1.3.1 2010-06-22
1.3 2010-06-22
1.2.8 2010-06-17
1.2.7 2010-06-15
1.2.6 2010-06-14
1.2.5 2010-06-07
1.2.4 2010-06-03
1.2.3 2010-06-03
1.2.2 2010-06-03
1.2.1 2010-06-01
1.2 2010-06-01
1.1.2 2010-05-28
1.1 2010-05-27
1.0 2010-05-27