Add social media links to WordPress

In this post, I am going to show you how you can add social media links to WordPress without a plugin. A new WordPress block allows you to select social media icons to place in your blog post. Within that icon, you can add a link to your social media account.

Social media is an excellent tool to help you grow your audience. It gives you multiple channels to interact with your visitors.

Creating blog content takes time, you can keep your audience engaged with daily posts to your social media channels.

I show how easy it is to add a social media link to your post content.

Let’s get started.

First, create a social media block

To create a block, click on one of the ‘+’ icons.

Create a new block in WordPress

Next, select the ‘Social Icons’ block. If you don’t see this block listed, type ‘Social’ into the search feature.

Social icon block

Now you have social icons available to insert into your blog post.

Social media links

Second, enter the URL into the social media icon

By default, some popular social media icons are listed. To enter an URL, click on the specific icon and paste your URL into the box.

For example, I have a Facebook page, I am going to copy and paste my Facebook URL into the Facebook icon.

Copy and paste the URL

Once you have pasted your URL, select the ‘Arrow’ on the right, to activate the link.

I also have a Twitter page, so I will add that, too.

Select the icon and paste the URL

To see the full list of available icons, click on the ‘+’ icon.

Click on the + icon to see more options

There are another thirty to forty icons for you to choose from. Simply click on the icon you want to add to your post.

The social media icons that will appear on your post are the ones with an active URL.

In the example post, I added an URL to the Facebook and Twitter icon. When I publish this post, only those two icons appear in my post.

Only icons with URLs will appear on your post

How to remove a social icon link

To remove a social icon link from your post, click on the icon you want to remove and delete the URL. You don’t have to click on apply, any icon without an URL will not show on your post.

I have removed the URL from my Twitter icon.

Delete the URL

After deleting the URL, I update the post. On my website, the icon has stopped showing.

The Twitter icon has stopped showing

How to change the order of the social media icons

To move an icon, click on it, and use the direction arrow to move the icon left or right.

Move right or left

Do this with each icon you want to move, then update your post.

In my example, I have moved my YouTube link to the first position and updated my post.

Updated social media icon in WordPress


That is how you add social media links to WordPress step by step.

In order to appeal to most of your audience, it is a good idea to create social media channels where your visitors most like to hang out.

Do some research on what social media appeals most to your audience and set up an account.

With Twitter and Facebook, it is easy to post every day with a tip, quote, or something to keep your audience engaged.

I recommend keeping your social media icons lower down or even at the bottom of your post rather than at the top. The last thing you want when you have spent hours creating a fantastic post is to send them away from it.

The latest WordPress update has made it super easy to add links to your social accounts. Create a block, select your social media icon, and paste your URL. It takes just a few seconds.

Before you return to your blog to add social media links, would you kindly spare one minute to leave me a comment? Did my post help you? Would you like me to add more detail? I look forward to reading your feedback.

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