Skype icon

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  • #2598238

    willemjdewit
    Member

    I saw that some of the newest themes (e.g. Arcane) offer support for a Skype icon in the Social Media menu. But what does one have to enter when creating the menu to make the Skype icon appear and function well?

    The blog I need help with is willemjdewit.com.

    #2598259

    What does to enter in the Social Media menu when creating the menu to make the Skype icon appear and function ?

    I don’t understand Skype , can you help me to solve the problem ?

    #2598261

    galois
    Member

    Hi there.

    For the Skype function, see the responses here:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/code-for-skype-widget?replies=6

    #2598262

    willemjdewit
    Member

    @galois. I know that in the past it was not possible to use Skype on wordpress.com because wordpress.com does not support Javascript. However, in the description of the newest themes (e.g. Arcane and Prosperity, both launched March 2016), it is said that one can include a Skype icon in the social menu. So, I want to know how one can make that icon appear and work.

    #2598265

    galois
    Member

    Ok.
    I tagged this thread with the modlook tag for staff assistance.

    Be patient while waiting.

    #2598306

    rootjosh
    Staff

    It is set up using the Social Menu:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/social-links-menu/

    #2598307

    willemjdewit
    Member

    @rootjosh. Of course, we understand that we set it up using the Social Menu. But what kind of “custom link” do we enter then for a Skype icon?
    For Facebook it is something like “http://facebook.com/myname” and for Twitter it is “http://facebook.com/myname”, and for email “mailto:(email redacted)” – but what do we have to enter for a Skype link?

    #2598316

    rootjosh
    Staff

    So, the short answer is….there really is no way to do that. It will take a change to the WordPress.com core in order to enable it.

    This page explains somewhat:

    http://sevenspark.com/tutorials/skype-uri-link-wordpress-menu

    But of course, the solution suggested there does not work on WordPress.com sites.

    So I expect we will be removing the mention of a Skype button from the any theme pages that list it as available.

    #2598317

    galois
    Member

    So I expect we will be removing the mention of a Skype button from the any theme pages that list it as available.

    Thanks for the clarification, Josh. :)

    #2598319

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Happy to help. it actually took a lot of digging to track down the answer. I was interested myself.

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