There are many ways to add your social profile links in WordPress. The simple and most attractive way is to display social icons with tooltips. I have already covered a tutorial on how to add social icons in WordPress. Well, now we are going to do the same but by using a free WordPress plugin.
Tons of free social media plugins are available at official WordPress plugin repository. After checking many free plugins I found “Tipsy Social Icons” to be the one with all necessary options.
Tipsy Social Icons
Tipsy is the most popular jQuery plugin that helps to add Facebook style tooltips to links. By using Tipsy social icons widget, tooltips will be displayed above or below each social icon. 30 social icons and some inbuilt options are available in this widget.
Features in Tipsy Social Icons Plugin
Here are some note worthy features in this plugin.
- Simple and easy to use Widget.
- Add custom URL for each social icon.
- Define the placement of tooltips above or below icons.
- Icons are available in 2 different sizes (small and large).
- Enable or disable hover fade effect on icons.
- Fully localized for translation.
- Links will be opened in new tab automatically.
Add Social Icons with Tooltips in WordPress
In just 3 simple steps social icons will be live on your WordPress blog. Icons that are provided with links will only be displayed, so just add profile links to those icons which you want to show.
Step 2: After activating the plugin, go to Widgets page, drag and drop “Tipsy Social Icons” to any available widget section.
Step 3: Add your social profile links in all respective fields and configure the settings. Save the widget and you are done.
Thats it! You have successfully added social icons with tooltips in your WordPress. Using some custom CSS you can modify the look and feel of these social icons.
If you need any help in installing Tipsy Social Icons Plugin or if you know any other alternative plugins then please post your valuable comment here. We will consider your suggestions on high note and will update this article accordingly.