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Changing social media icons

  1. courtneyromine
    Member

    Hi all. I have a free theme and would like to change the social media icons that come with the theme. If I purchase the $30 customization upgrade, will I be able to do this? I'm hesitant to purchase the upgrade without knowing exactly what is available to customize. I asked the theme creator and she directed me back here.

    Thanks for the hlep!

    The blog I need help with is courtneylouise.com.

  2. Do you mean the three icons at the top of the sidebar? If so then yes you will be able to style them with css. The boxes are made with css and the icons are actually a font.

    So it depends on what you want to do. If you want to change the icons you could upload your own, hide the current font and place your own there.

  3. If you just want to replace the Sharing buttons on each post, you can do that manually via the Add Custom Button option on the Settings->Sharing page. You don't need any upgrades for that.

  4. If you are talking about the icons at the top of the sidebar, those are actually a special font instead of an image that has a colored background (black in this case), but those could be replaced with a text widget that you insert the social images into using HTML and then hide the existing icon module using the following:

    #social-networks {
    display: none;
    }

    If changing the black square background to another color would work for you, then with the Custom Design upgrade you can change that color with the following CSS. I also specified a border and border radius to give you an idea of what can be done with the existing. Each of the icons can be styled separately too.

    #social-networks a {
    background: #CC0000;
    border: 3px solid #449900;
    border-radius: 5px 5px 5px 5px;
    }

    You can try out the code above by going to Appearance > Custom Design > CSS, clear the informational text and then paste in the above code.

  5. courtneyromine
    Member

    Excellent! Thanks everyone for your help!

  6. You are welcome.

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