Update Your Website Social Media Icons

Each Wired Impact theme has the ability to add social media links and icons to various parts of the site. Having your social media accounts linked on your site allows users to quickly find your organization’s social profiles to further engage with you and your cause. To make sure this is easily accessible, it’s a great idea to add your social media icons to consistent locations on your website.

Find your theme in the jump menu below to see how to edit these strategically placed social media icons.

Airy | Charity+ | Pioneer | Scholar

Update Footer Social Media Icons for Airy

Airy has a space in the bottom right hand corner of its footer where you can link to your social media accounts. If you’d like to add, update or remove various accounts, you can update these easily in the back end of your site.

  • From your dashboard in the back end of your site, hover over the section labeled “Appearance” and click on the item labeled “Social”.
  • The page you land on has form fields where you can enter in your handles or URLs for your active social media accounts.
    • Any field you fill out will show the corresponding icon on the front end of your site. And, any field you do not fill out will not show anything on the front end of your site.
  • Click the blue “Update Settings” button to save your edits.

Update Footer Social Media Icons for Charity+

Charity+ also has a space in the bottom right hand corner of its footer where you have the ability to link to your social media accounts. If you’d like to add, change or remove an account, you can update these easily in the back end of your site.

  • From your dashboard in the back end of your site, hover over the section labeled “Appearance” and click on the item labeled “Charity+ Theme”.
  • The page you land on has two tabs at the top. The one you’ll land on first says “General Options”. Click on the second tab that says “Social”.
  • This will take you to a page with several form fields where you can enter in your handles or URLs for your active social media accounts.
    • Any field you fill out will show the corresponding icon on the front end of your site. And, any field you do not fill out will not show anything on the front end of your site.
  • Click the blue “Update Settings” button to save your edits.

Update Social Media Links on Pioneer

The Pioneer theme showcases social media icons both in the header, and gives the ability to create a sidebar widget to add to choice internal pages on your website.

  • First, log in to the back end of your site
  • Hover your mouse over the Appearance section on the left-hand navigation and click “Customize”
  • Once you’re in the customizer, click the “Menus” option and select “Social Links”
  • From there you can add, remove or re-order your social media icons

Add a Social Media Icon

If you have a new social media profile, you’ll want to make sure it gets added to your site. Below are the simple steps on how you can do this.

  • Click “+ Add Items”
  • Click the down arrow to the right of  the “Custom Links” section to add the URL of your social media profile as well as the name of the social media outlet in the field labeled “Link Text”
  • Click the “Add to Menu” button to add the icon to the social links menu. Below is an example of how your social media icons will appear on the front end of your site.
  • Once you’ve added the new social icon to the menu, we suggest setting your social media profile to open in a new tab. Click the down arrow next to the “Custom Link” text to the right of each social media menu item and check the “Open link in a new tab” box.
  • To reorder the social media links, click the “Reorder” button and click the up or down arrows to reorder the links. Once you’re finished, click “Done”.

Remove a Social Media Link

Sometimes you decide to shut down a social media account. If that happens, you’ll want to make sure that you remove it from your site to avoid confusion. 

  • Click the down arrow to the right of the social media icon you wish to remove within the Social Media Links menu and select “Remove”

Preview and Publish

Once you’ve finished making the changes to your social media in the header, make sure that you preview how the changes will look on multiple devices. 

  • Click the computer, tablet or phone icons at the bottom of the customizer to preview the responsiveness of the different devices
  • If all looks good, you’ll want to publish the changes. Click the blue “Publish” button in the upper right-hand corner of the customizer sidebar to make your updates live!

Add a Social Media Sidebar Widget to a Page

Pioneer also pulls these social media links into a special sidebar widget option called the Social Media Links Widget, which you can add to any internal page with a sidebar on your site.

To add this widget to pages follow the instructions below:

  • In the back end of your website, hover over Appearances in the left-hand sidebar, and click Widgets from the dropdown menu.
  • Drag the Social Media Links widget from the left over to the active widgets list on the right side of your screen.
  • Give the widget a title. This will appear on the front end. Then select which pages you’d like for the widget to appear on, and save your changes.

Update Social Media Links on Scholar

The Scholar theme highlights social media icons both in the footer, and gives the ability to create a sidebar widget to add to internal pages on your website.

  • First, log in to the back end of your site
  • Hover your mouse over the Appearance section on the left-hand navigation and click “Customize”
  • Once you’re in the customizer, click the “Menus” option and select “Social Links”
  • From there you can add, remove or re-order your social media icons

Add a Social Media Icon

If you have a new social media profile, you’ll want to make sure it gets added to your site. Below are the simple steps on how you can do this.

  • Click “+ Add Items”
  • Click the down arrow to the right of  the “Custom Links” section to add the URL of your social media profile as well as the name of the social media outlet in the field labeled “Link Text”.
  • Click the “Add to Menu” button to add the icon to the social links menu. Below is an example of how your social media icons will appear on the front end of your site.
  • Once you’ve added the new social icon to the menu, we suggest setting your social media profile to open in a new tab. Click the down arrow next to the “Custom Link” text to the right of each social media menu item and check the “Open link in a new tab” box.
  • To reorder the social media links, click the “Reorder” button and click the up or down arrows to reorder the links. Once you’re finished, click “Done”.

Remove a Social Media Link

Sometimes you decide to shut down a social media account. If that happens, you’ll want to make sure that you remove it from your site to avoid confusion. 

  • Click the down arrow to the right of the social media icon you wish to remove within the Social Media Links menu and select “Remove”

Preview and Publish

Once you’ve finished making the changes to your social media in the header, make sure that you preview how the changes will look on multiple devices. 

  • Click the computer, tablet or phone icons at the bottom of the customizer to preview the responsiveness of the different devices
  • If all looks good, you’ll want to publish the changes. Click the blue “Publish” button in the upper right-hand corner of the customizer sidebar to make your updates live!

Add a Social Media Sidebar Widget to a Page

Scholar also pulls these social media links into a special sidebar widget option called the Social Media Links Widget, which you can add to any internal page with a sidebar on your site.

To add this widget to pages follow the instructions below:

  • In the back end of your website, hover over Appearances in the left-hand sidebar, and click Widgets from the dropdown menu.
  • Drag the Social Media Links widget from the left over to the active widgets list on the right side of your screen.
  • Give the widget a title. This will appear on the front end. Then select which pages you’d like for the widget to appear on, and save your changes.

Still Have Questions?

Reach out to us within your Dashboard. Log into your website and then fill out the Website Support form. You’ll hear back from one of Wired Impact’s team members within one business day.