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How to Add Simple Social Icons Widget Plugin in WordPress

Social media is a very powerful medium for sharing information and get connected with people who are interested in a particular topic. We often see social icons almost on every website which lead us to their social media channels. So, you are here today to know the way to add simple social icons widget on a WordPress website.

Add Simple Social Icons Widget In 3 Steps

There is a popular WordPress plugin called Simple Social Icons. This plugin is developed by StudioPress especially for Genesis Framework but it can be run with any WordPress theme. It will create a social icons widget and it can be added in any WordPress widget area.

You can easily customize the icon’s color, size and other available options without any hassle. Almost every social media profiles’ can be linked to your website through this plugin. Underhandedly this plugin is using on 200,000+ websites.

simple social icons plugin

Step 1: Install and Activate the plugin in WordPress

There are hundreds of social media plugins in the WordPress plugin repository which help to add social media icon. But we pick the Simple Social Icons plugin among them because of its simple interface & minimal options.

Let’s first install the Simple Social Icons plugin:

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Plugins → Add new
  • Search for the plugin “Simple Social Icons”
  • Click on “Install Now” and activate the plugin

installing Simple Social Icons plugin

Step 2: Add Widget to Sidebar or Widget Area

  • Go to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance → Widgets
  • Look around for “Simple Social Icons”
  • Drag and drop on a sidebar or any widget area

Step 3: Customize and Add Social Media Profile URLs

Following is a screenshot of how it will look on the front when you are done adding URLs and customization.

Social Media Icons on Sidebar



This simple social icons widget can be added anywhere in the widget area you wish to display. And it is popular for an outstanding minimal look. If you have any problem installing this plugin let us know by comment below.

Naim Wahid

I love to work with WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, and other web-based technologies. Studying CSE at BCMC(Bangladesh Computer and Management College), Jashore.