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About Menus » Create a Social Links Menu

Many themes come with a built-in Social Links Menu to show attractive icons that link to services like Twitter and Facebook so that visitors can find you on social media. This guide will show you how to set up your theme’s built-in social links menu.

An example of a social links menu from the Maywood theme.

If your theme does not include a social links menu, you can achieve the same result by adding a Social Icons block.

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You can check if your theme has a location for a Social Menu by going to Appearance  Customize → Menus → View all Locations. You will see an option for Social Menu or Social Icons.

To create a social links menu, follow these steps:

  1. Go to AppearanceCustomize.
  2. Click the Menus tab:
Menus option in customizer
  1. If you see a Social menu has already been created, you can click it to begin editing. If not, click Create New Menu instead and type in a name, such as “Social” for example.
Creating a New Menu option
  1. Ensure that the checkbox for Social Links/Icons is checked under Menu Locations:
Social Links Menu menu location
  1. To add your first social media link to the menu, click + Add Items:
Button to Add Items in Social menu
  1. Next, select the Custom Links menu item type:
Custom links option to add menu item
  1. Here, fill in the two fields:
    • URL: Add the link address for one of your social media profiles. For example, if the link to your Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/WordPresscom, you would paste that into the URL field.
    • Link Text: Type a name for the social media site, such as Facebook or Instagram.
  2. Once you have filled in both fields, click Add to Menu:
Button to Add to Menu
  1. Repeat the above steps until all the social media profiles you wish to use have been added to the menu:
Adding more Custom links menus
  1. Finally, click Save Changes. Check your site to see your brand new social media icons!

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Supported Icons

Linking to any of the following sites in your social links menu will automatically display its icon in your menu:

  • 500px
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Bandcamp
  • Behance
  • CodePen
  • DeviantArt
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Etsy
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • Goodreads
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Meetup
  • Medium
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (URLs with /feed/)
  • Skype
  • SlideShare
  • Snapchat
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • VK
  • WordPress
  • Yelp
  • YouTube

Older themes may support a different set of icons — your theme’s documentation should list supported icons.

Next: Customize the Menu Design.

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