Uptown - Social Media Icons

In the Uptown theme, the social media icons are displayed in two areas: the top navigation menu and the site footer.

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 browse 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: http://www.facebook.com/17thavenuedesigns. If you only use "facebook.com/17thavenuedesigns," 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=”http://facebook.com/17thavenuedesigns.com/”>
  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 Navigation Menu, Footer, or elsewhere.

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.

Footer Icons

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

Using icons elsewhere in your theme

You can add the social icons code almost anywhere in your theme.

  • In the sidebar: Add Custom HTML widget into the Primary Sidebar widget area. Paste your social icons code.
  • In other widget areas: Same as above, use a Custom HTML widget.
  • On a page: Switch your page editor to text mode and paste your social icons code.
  • In a blog post: Switch your post editor to text mode and paste your social icons code.

Icons not displaying correctly?

If your icons are not displaying or linking correctly, please see this article