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The Social Media Icons Widget is an easy way to add icons for your social media networks to your sidebar or any other widget area.

It is added to Appearance > Widgets when the Extra Sidebar Widgets module in the Jetpack plugin is activated.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a blog sidebar:

Social Media Icon Widget


Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see the widget settings look like this:

Social media icon configuration

Currently supported social networks include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, GitHub, YouTube, Vimeo, Google+ and you enter your usernames for the social media accounts you want to add.

Here’s an example using Edublogs user accounts:

Configuring social widget