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How to Integrate Social Media Elements in Your WordPress Blog Using the Social Media Widget

These days, one of the best ways for your business to become famous in the online world seems to be via social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. You can integrate trendy social media elements in your personal or business WP blog, and direct people from your blog to your presence on such social media biggies by employing the WP Social Media Widget.

This is a simple sidebar widget, which lets you direct your blog visitors, with the click of an icon located on your blog sidebar, to your social media profile, which opens in a separate browser tab/window.


Follow these simple steps to execute the same:

  • Launch the web browser and go to the Social Media Widget page on the WordPress website.
  • Click Download.
  • Unzip the file and then upload it to the wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress blog.
  • Login to Access Plugins => Installed Plugins from your blog Dashboard
  • Activate the Social Media Widget on the list.
  • Go to Appearance => Widgets, and drag it from the ‘Available Widgets’ column to one of the sidebars.
  • Type in the URLs, including http:// to your social media profile page.
  • Click ‘Save’ and you are good to go.

The social networking icons, you added URLs for, will now appear on the sidebar of your blog. At WordPress Trainings, we provide you a detailed and step by step understanding of this and many other plugins that facilitate turning your website into a more interactive one.

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