AtticThemes Social Icons provides you with a unique and user friendly UI to build sets of social icons that can be used in any shortcode enabled area like post or page contents. There is no restriction on the number of sets you can have, nor the number of icons you may add to a single set. Each icon can have its separate link, making it possible to use the same icon for unlimited number of users.
How To Use The Plugin
It is very straightforward, just click the + icon in a “Icon Set” box (the gray box); this will automatically create an “Icon Set” shortcode that can be used in any shortcode enabled area, like pages and posts for example. Each time a new set is created an empty one will appear, so more sets can be built if needed.
To remove icons just drag drop icons from within the set into the trash box. If a set has its icons removed, it will be deleted.
Every newly created set has its unique ID but it may be changed to any other ID that does not contain special characters or spaces. In order to change a set ID, just double click on the generated shortcode next to the “size selector”.
Setting a custom ID is recommended, this will prevent issues with removed sets and unused shortcodes. If a set is removed, but the shortcode is still in use, the set will be rendered empty. By having the custom set ID in the shortcode you may restore it anythime without going though all the places the shortcode was used, in order to change it to a new one.
None of the icons have their links set when they are used to create new sets. These icons are marked with an * (asterisk) to indicate the lack of a link. To set a link, just double click on the icon and type in or past a link in the input box of the popup window. Click “Done” or hit ENTER on your keyboard, to save the changes.
The above information is also included in the Help tab of the plugin admin screen.
Admin Screen: this is the main and only page in version 2.0 where you create and manage your icon sets.
Setting Icon Link: When an double clicked on an icon the icon link editor will pop up where you can set the link for your icon.
Setting Custom Id For An Icon Set: Double click on the generated shortcode on the right of the icon set to open the shortcode set id editor.
How to create icon sets
It is very straightforward, just click the + icon in a “Icon Set” box (the gray box); this will automatically create an “Icon Set” shortcode that can be used in any shortcode enabled area.
How to set a link for an icon in a set
To set a link, just double click on the icon and type in or past a link in the input box of the popup window. Click “Done” or hit ENTER on your keyboard, to save the changes.
How to edit the shortcode
In order to change a set ID, just double click on the generated shortcode next to the “size selector” in the set.
How to remove icons
To remove icons just drag drop icons from within the set into the trash box.
How to delete sets
Just trash all the icons inside the set. If a set has all its icons removed, it will be deleted.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
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- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Navigate to the Social Icons admin screen from the admin menu
- Create icon sets and enjoy
- Made the “Text Widget” shortcode ready, instead of relying on the theme or other plugins to do so.
- More fises concerning the previous issue with not being able to save/make more then certain amount of sets.
- Fixed an issue where it was impossible to make more then certain amount of sets.
- Changed the concept and UI of adding icons to sets for easier managment of many sets.
- A major core change. Now each icn in any set can have its individual link.
- Moved to Mono Social Icons Font” from image icons.
- Revamped the UI.
- Release Version.