Genevieve - Social Media Icons

In the Genevieve theme, you can place your social icons in a few different areas on your site: the top navigation menu, the sidebar, the footer, etc. Genevieve also has a social menu in the sidebar.

Useful tips

A “social profile link” is the direct URL to your profile on Facebook, Twitter, etc. To obtain your social profile link, visit your public profile in your browser and copy the URL from the address bar.

You must use a complete URL when setting up your icons, meaning your URL should include  http:// and look something like this: If you only use "," you will get a page error when you click on the icon.

Linking your Icons

  1. In your theme download file, go to the Custom Codes folder and open the “social-icons” file. This is an editable document where you’ll be connecting each social icon to your social profiles.
  2. Inside the file, you will see several spaces that say YOUR FACEBOOK LINK or YOUR TWITTER LINK. Paste the URLs of your social profiles to replace these text markers.
  3. Be sure that you keep everything around your link the exact same, including the quotation marks. Sample code: <a href=””>
  4. After you have added all of your links, highlight the code in social icons document and copy it.
  5. From here, follow the instructions below to place your icons in the Footer, Sidebar, or Navigation Menu.

Navigation Menu Icons

Before you can add the navigation social icons, you will need to turn on your Primary Navigation Menu. Click here for instructions.

Go to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard. Drag a Custom HTML widget into the Nav Social Icons widget area. Paste your code in the text box from Step 4 above. Save.

Sidebar Social Menu

Go to Appearance > Menus and create a new menu. Link to your social profiles using Custom Links. You can link anywhere you'd like and you can add as many links you'd like. Once you're happy with your menu, click Save Menu.

Go to Appearance > Widgets. Drag a Navigation Menu widget into the Primary Sidebar widget area. Select the menu you created. Save.

Sidebar Icons

Go to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard. Drag a Custom HTML widget into the Primary Sidebar widget area. Paste your code from step 4 above. Save.

Footer Icons

Go to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard. Drag a Custom HTML widget into any of the Footer widget areas (Footer 1, Footer 2, Footer 3). Paste your code from step 4 above. Save.

Icons not displaying correctly?

If your icons are not displaying or linking correctly, please see this article for troubleshooting tips.