I am very happy to announce the release of the Social Circles plugin for WordPress.
This plugin allows you to display social media icons in any widget area on your site. You can display them in your header, your sidebar or even your footer.
An Alternative to What’s Being Used
You might wonder why I created the Social Circles plugin, and the reason is pretty straightforward. I started noticing a trend across many sites that are run by women.
Instead of displaying social media icons with the “logos” of each social network, they were displaying custom social media icons that used text to label each one.
A Hip Design Concept Got Me Thinking
I was intrigued by this, so I forked the Simple Social Icons plugin that we developed and made a few simple changes to the interface and graphics that are included.
All you need to do is select the Icon Font, Icon Color and Hover Color and enter your social media URL’s and you’re sporting the new Social Circle plugin.
The Social Circles plugin includes the following fonts: Corsiva, Georgia, Lobster, Oswald, Sinhala and Ubuntu. I’ll be adding more fonts to this as they are requested.
Use the Social Circles Plugin for Client Sites
Because the Social Circles plugin is GPL licensed and hosted in the WordPress repository, it’s free for you to use in any way you see fit.
This means that it can be used by an individual blogger or by a developer who wishes to put it on their client sites.
Download the plugin and tell me what you think in the comments below.