Floating Social Media Icon is highly rated WordPress plugin that lets your readers share your content across the popular social media platforms. It is packed with advanced options and customization panel. Floating Social Media Icon plugin is developed and supported by Acurax Technologies, a popular name in the WordPress community. In this post, I will show steps to add Social Sharing with Floating Social Media Icon in WordPress.
Features of Floating Social Media Icon Plugin
- One and Only Plugin With 20+ Icon Designs with Pinterest Support
- 20+ Icon Themes
- Multiple Widget and Shortcode Support
- Most Downloaded Floating Social Network Plugin.
- Less Load – Essential Social Media Only
Add Social Sharing with Floating Social Media Icon in WordPress
Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin
To install the plugin, go to “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below. Search “Floating Social Media Icon”. Click the Install Now button to install the plugin in your WordPress website.
Step 2. Floating Social Media Icon Plugin Settings
After installing the plugin, go to Dashboard and click on the Floating Social Media Settings. You will see Acurax Social Icons Option in your screen as shown below:
Acurax Social Icons Option
- Icon Theme Settings
Icon Theme Setting helps you to choose one of the available icon styles or themes. Floating Social Media Icons plugin is bundled with tons of social media icon design / theme to choose from. For each supported social media, there are about 20+ icon themes. For this demo, I will choose theme 8. You can preview the theme that you have chosen from the list of icon themes as shown in above image.
- Icon Size Settings
The second option is icon size settings. You can choose one of the button sizes provided here that looks good with your post and matches the design. The default option in 32 by 32 pixel. There are six options you can choose from.
- Display Order
In this third option. you can set order of social media buttons. You can drag and drop to reorder the icons. When you make changes the changes are automatically saved. So no need to click update every time you make any changes.
- Social Media Configuration
Here, you can add URL of each social media as shown below. The URL for each social media are grayed out.
- Social Media Integration
In this last option, you have option to disable floating bar if needed and can use shortcode and php code to display the social media icons. You have 3 options to select from, “Automatic Only (Will Float) – Shortcode and PHP code will not show icons“, “Manual Only (Using Shortcode or PHP Code – Will not float)” and “Automatic and Manual (Shortcode/PHP will not float but Automatic will Float)“.
Click Save Configuration button to save all your configurations for the plugin.
Acurax Social Icons Misc Settings
Misc Settings is divided into 2 sections as shown below,
- Acurax Theme Conflict/Misc Settings
In this setting, you have option to fix issues with icons displaying vertically. The vertical bar can be displayed horizontally using the Icons Vertical Issue option. If any bug or problem arises with the plugin use you have the option Ignore Theme Warning. Set Icons Vertical feature is only available in the premium version. You can either enable or disable the floating social media icons for mobile devices.
- Acurax Service/Info Settings
This part is basically for the plugin information and i recommend not to change any settings here. Let the settings be the default ones. Once you have made changes, click Save Setting button to save all your settings for the plugin. The Social Media sharing buttons will show in all posts automatically. You can also add shortcode to each post manually to different part of the post or page.
Step 3. Adding Floating Social Media Icon in Widget
To add social icons in widget area, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. A new screen will appear where a new widget Acurax Social Icons is added in the Available Widgets section. Simply drag and drop the widget in the Widget Area section. Then click on the widget to edit. You have option to add multiple widgets to sidebar or footer widget area. In the widget, there are some customization options like, Widget Title, ICON DESIGN, ICON SIZE and ICON ALIGNMENT. You can also define icon mouse over animation – Bounce, Fade, Scale, Combo along with Default Icon Opacity.
Step 4. Viewing Social Media Icon
After plugin configuration, you will see Floating Social Media Icons Bar being displayed as shown below. The floating icons bar at the bottom right side is automatically displayed by the plugin in every posts or pages of your website as per the settings you have made for the plugin. When the webpage is scrolled up or down the floating icons bar at the right side automatically scrolls along with the animation effects.
In this way, you can add Social Sharing with Floating Social Media Icon in WordPress.