Simple Follow Me Social Buttons Widget  is a very simple plugin to display the main social “follow me” buttons on your web. It uses an icon font instead of images, so this makes it very handy to style and it will display correctly in any screen.

No settings page or anything complicated to make it run. Only a simple widget that you can put in your sidebar, footer, header…

As it was mentioned before, it is easy to style and you can choose directly from the widget the color,  size,  text to display before the icons, if you want them rounded or squared.

Translations available:

English
Spanish
Serbo-Croatian – Provided by Borisa Djuraskovic from webhostinghub.com. Thank you!

Download from here (available on wordpress.org), and if you are happy and you want to thank the author (me!!) you can also find the donate button. Thanks!

Update :
I have paused the icon requests. I made the anouncement on the plugins support forum at wordpress.org plugin repository.
For more information: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/icon-requests-paused?replies=1

If you have any problems or sugestion regarding to the plugin please refer yourself to the support forum of the plugin. Thanks.

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87 thoughts on “Simple Follow Me Social Buttons Widget

  • August 27, 2014 at 15:01
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    This plugin has been breaking the customize panel on my theme when I go to edit it. It has been fine for the weeks I have had it installed and now it is breaking it. If there anything new that has made this happen?

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    • August 27, 2014 at 15:24
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      Hi, yes, I made some changes on the code.
      Can you please let me know the theme you are using so I can test it and fix it? If it’s a premium theme, could you send me the files?
      Do you have the last version of the plugin installed (1.6)?
      Thanks for reporting the bug.

    • August 29, 2014 at 09:01
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      The bug has been fixed, the current version with this last fix is 1.7.
      Thanks for reporting the bug.

  • September 1, 2014 at 06:24
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    Hi, what about an icon for bloglovin? Would be cool! Thanks!

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    • September 2, 2014 at 14:19
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      Hi Nicole,
      The Bloglovin icon has been added.
      Regards.

  • September 2, 2014 at 17:38
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    Hi! Sorry, I don’t really get it… how should I use it? Thanks!

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    • September 3, 2014 at 08:27
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      Hi Hédi,
      You only need to install and activate the plugin (unziping the plugin and placing the folder into your plugins folder wp-content/plugins/), then on the menu you go to Appearance->Widgets and look for the widget “Simple follow me social buttons”, then drag the widget into the widget area you would like it to display, and then just configure your widget.
      Please let me know if you have any more questions or if this explanation is not clear.

    • January 12, 2015 at 22:30
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      I am totally computer challenged (69 yrs) but I was able to at least create a blog! Now I just want to be able to add a “FOLLOW” button on it so I can send these followers automatic notices of any new postings. I downloaded that “zip” file, but now I don’t know what to do, or how to do it. Can you help? I’m really frustrated by this whole thing, but I don’t want to give up. I just want to add a FOLLOW button. How hard can that be?

    • January 13, 2015 at 15:51
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      Hi ayn,
      I am happy to help, I will send you an email as soon as I can and see if I can help you.
      Best regards.

  • September 12, 2014 at 02:40
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    LOVE your plugin – so stylish! and the option to change the size of the icons is fantastic. Any chance you might add an icon for Flickr?

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    • September 12, 2014 at 08:57
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      Sure! I will try to included in the next release. Thanks for your comment, I am glad you like the plugin.

  • September 19, 2014 at 11:49
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    Hello,

    Just activated the plugins, but I cannot manage to click on the social button that I want when managing it. They all stay hidden..?
    Can you help?

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    • September 19, 2014 at 12:34
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      Hi, by any chance do you have a cache plugin installed? If so, did you try to clean the cache files after installing the plugin?

      Also, what version of wordpress are you running with? And what theme?

      Thanks.

  • September 19, 2014 at 13:46
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    I do not have cache plugin installed. My version is 4.0 and my theme in Twenty Eleven

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    • September 19, 2014 at 14:13
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      Settings -> WP Super Cache , on that page you will see a button “Delete Cache”

      Please let me know if this works. Hope it does.

  • September 19, 2014 at 14:28
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    It didn’t change anything unfortunately, any ideas why?

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    • September 19, 2014 at 14:55
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      I don’t really know, I have tested the plugin with the theme you have and the wp super cache plugin and it seems to work fine, so I guess it’s probably conflicting with another plugin you have installed. Sorry I can’t really help much if I am not able to reproduce the problem. May be you can deactivate your plugins one by one and see if the icons show up after deactivating a specific plugin. Other wise I can’t really know what is going on.

      If you decide to do this don’t forget to disable the cache before testing the deactivations.

  • September 19, 2014 at 23:06
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    Hi ,

    Great plugin! Could you please add icons for Tumblr, Post and Category RSS feeds and HubPages?

    Thanks,

    Jordan

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    • September 22, 2014 at 12:50
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      Yes, I will include these icons in the next update release! I am glad you are happy with the plugin.
      Feel free to leave a review on the review page on wordpress.org and thanks for your comment!

  • September 24, 2014 at 04:01
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    I like this plugin, but I have white lines under each icon. They disappear when I hover over the icon, but I’d prefer to have just the icon. How do I hide the white lines? Thanks in advance!

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    • September 26, 2014 at 15:20
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      Hi Michelle,
      You can add this to your css:

      .sfmsb-follow-social-buttons a{
      	text-decoration:none !important;
      }
      

      But I will add this line to the plugin in the next release update.

    • September 26, 2014 at 23:11
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      You are the best! I really appreciate your quick response! It worked great :)

  • September 26, 2014 at 09:13
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    Hi,

    I love this plugin, it’s really great! Could you please add a icon for deviantART?

    Thanks,

    Ginni

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    • September 26, 2014 at 16:48
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      Hi Ginni,
      Deviantart icon has been added. Also HubPages and Tumblr as requested by Jordan Paige.
      Thanks for your comments!

    • September 27, 2014 at 12:17
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      Wow, thank you so much for your fast response :o)

  • September 29, 2014 at 16:36
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    Hello, thanks for this plugin !
    Can you add Slideshare and Vine icon ?

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  • October 1, 2014 at 21:31
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    Love the simple style and the color options. How about GoodReads? Thanks!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 17:56
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    Hi! I’ve just started using this plugin and I love how it is configured and the design of the buttons, but I have a problem. I can’t see the icons properly. In Chrome I can see them, but only in my computer, in others I just see some coloured rectangles. I’ve also tried it on Firefox, and there it happens the same but inside the rectangles there are some numbers.
    What have I done wrong? Is it possible to fix it?
    Thanks in advance!
    You can see my blog in: blog.rafaelredrado.com

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    • October 6, 2014 at 16:29
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      Hi Rafa,
      There was a problem with charset encoding. I have encoded and embeded the font in the css. This should do the fix.

      In other hand, if you can see the icons only in some browsers it’s probably due to some configuration settings on the browser where you can’t see the icons.
      Please update to the last version 2.2 and see if your problems are fixed.
      If you are happy with the plugin please feel free to leave a review on the reviews section on wordpress.org
      Best regards.

    • October 6, 2014 at 23:55
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      Thanks Lucy! Now it works perfectly. Keep up the good work, you are doing a very good job. I’m going to review your plugin to help you a little bit.

      Thanks again,
      Best regards
      Rafa

  • October 6, 2014 at 21:48
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    Hi Lucy
    Love this plugin <3 Nice, simple and easy!
    Thank you for sharing ;-)

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    • October 7, 2014 at 09:38
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      Thanks Sharon for your comment!! glad you like it :)

  • October 7, 2014 at 05:26
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    Thanks so much, sure beats trying to add the icons separately!

    Any chance of a Last.fm icon if there is not one already?

    Many thanks, Tango.

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    • October 9, 2014 at 22:55
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      Thanks so much! Will leave review. :-)

  • October 11, 2014 at 17:45
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    Hey Lucy,

    very nice plugin – just what I looked for. Thank you so much.
    What about a Xing.com icon?

    I will leave a review! Thanks

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  • October 13, 2014 at 02:53
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    Hi Lucy

    I love this plugin – it looks beautiful and works perfectly.

    Would it be possible to add a Trover icon? http://www.trover.com.

    Thanks so much. :-)

    Martina

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  • October 14, 2014 at 16:35
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    Hi,

    I really like this plugin, but I would like to be able to use it not only in the sidebar, but also above/beneath posts or somewhere else (with a shortcode).
    If those options were there it would be my default plugin for adding social media buttons to clients’ websites. Is something like that in the pipeline?

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  • October 14, 2014 at 23:30
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    Hi again! It would be really useful if you could add Stackoverflow to the plugin :)

    Thanks!

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  • October 15, 2014 at 16:02
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    Hi Lucy,
    I am a bit clueless when it comes to editing in WP. However, I installed your plugin and activated it….and even got to the point of editing a FB icon. I’m unclear about placement though…where is it going to show up? After I saved it, it is not showing up on my website. What am I missing?
    Thanks.

    Bill

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    • October 15, 2014 at 16:47
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      Hi Bill,
      It should display on the widget area that you have draged it into (your sidebar, footer area, ….) So if you have already saved it with an active icon this one should show without having to do anything else.

  • October 17, 2014 at 17:32
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    Hello, congratulations for the plugin I am writing to know if you can add icons manuali.net and openclipart.org. Thank you very much

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  • October 24, 2014 at 19:01
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    Great looking plugin – thanks for the hard work.

    Can you add remind101, now called just remind.

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  • November 7, 2014 at 22:47
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    Hello, this plugin was very nice, easy to install and very useful. It was nice to have also the icon button of the 500px.com and 1x.com photography websites, so will be fantastic to use in my photography site! You may satisfy this request? Thank you very much.

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    • November 27, 2014 at 17:09
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      Sure! I will as soon as I can, I have several requests to add icons, but haven’t had the time lately release a new update with all these requests.
      But I will include this icon in the next update.
      Thanks for commenting and I am glad you like the plugin. If you are happy with it pleas feel free to leave a review on the wordpress.org repository :)

  • November 14, 2014 at 15:58
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    I installed your plugin on my new website and I love it! Thanks for the plugin. I just have one query. Can I have the buttons on two lines. I’ve added my social links and the buttons show in one single line and almost run out of the page. I need to have them in two lines. Please help!

    Many thanks.
    GJ

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    • November 27, 2014 at 17:11
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      Hi, I will consider to add the option of lines on the plugin. I can’t promise it will be on the next update, but it will be on my list of futures.
      Thanks for leaving a comment.
      Best regards.

  • November 28, 2014 at 19:32
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    Love the buttons, are you adding reddit soon?

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    • November 28, 2014 at 21:14
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      Glad you like them! Yes, reddit is on my list to add, I will try to add new icons as soon as possible.
      Thanks for you comment.

  • December 5, 2014 at 13:59
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    Hi Lucy!

    I love the look and the simplicity of your social buttons! However, after installing the plugin, I had the same problem as some people before me. I can’t select the buttons. They remain hazy and nothing happens when I press any of them. I’ve tried deactivating the other plugins already. I would really love to use your plugin!

    Any help appreciated. Thanks,

    Monika

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    • December 5, 2014 at 16:26
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      Hi Monika,
      I have done a fix, I hope this solves the problem. Please let me know if it doesn’t.
      Last version with the fix is 2.6.

      Best regards,
      Lucy.

  • December 20, 2014 at 00:57
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    hello,
    quick qestion, how do I add this to my footer?
    thank you
    Chris

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    • January 13, 2015 at 15:44
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      You need to have a widget area for the footer

    • January 13, 2015 at 15:43
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      Hi! the scoop.it icon has been added.
      Best regards.

  • January 22, 2015 at 19:50
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    Is there any chance you will make a Scribd icon?

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    • January 28, 2015 at 01:36
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      Oh wait, scratch that. You have Goodreads already. I missed it!

  • January 29, 2015 at 11:39
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    Hi Lucy,

    Thanks for the great plugin.
    Ive just added it to my new site in the footer area.
    Is there any way to add the icons vertically rather than horizontally?
    Thanks

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    • February 2, 2015 at 15:31
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      Hi Neil,
      There is no option to choose between horizontal or vertical, but you can add this in your theme css and it will display verticaly.
      .sfmsb-follow-social-buttons a{
      float:none;
      }

  • January 29, 2015 at 15:45
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    Hi Lucy,

    Great plugin – is there a shortcode for it anywhere?

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    • February 2, 2015 at 15:28
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      Hi John,
      No, there is no shortcode available in the plugin.
      I will take note of it. Thanks for your comment and feedback :)

  • February 16, 2015 at 00:12
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    Hi. This looks a great plugin but I simply can’t get it to connect with any of my social media accounts which are Twitter, FB & LinkedIn. I have the Studio Press Metro Theme. Can you help. Thanks

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:59
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      Hi Simon,
      Can you send me the link to your web page? When you say you can’t get it to connect, do you mean the url’s are not displaying? Are they getting saved?

  • February 17, 2015 at 23:28
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    Such an easy plugin, than you!!!
    All my icons remain the same color, am I doing something wrong?
    If not, can you make it possible to individually change the icon colors?
    I would like the ability to use the original color in order to best recognized.

    Thank you so much.

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    • February 25, 2015 at 11:54
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      Hi Christy,
      Choosing a color for each icon is not a feature of the plugin. I will take note and consider it.
      If you want to have the default colors of the icons you just need to clear the option of the color, leave it blank and each icon will have it’s own default color.
      Best regards

    • February 26, 2015 at 11:10
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      Hi Steven,
      I have paused the icon requests for the moment. I made the anouncement on the plugins page at the wordpress.oeg repository.

      The reason:
      The number of icons has grown considerably since the first version of the plugin, and because of this, the widget UI needs to be rethought in order to make a good experience for the end user.

      I’ll soon be working on a new version of the plugin, until then I will no longer add new icon requests.

  • April 3, 2015 at 22:58
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    I want to change the size of the buttons but I don’t know what size is best. And every time that I type in a different number to change the size I save it and preview my site. Each time the icons’ size has not changed they look the same. How do I change their size and what is an appropriate size? I like the size of the icons at the top of this page.

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    • April 9, 2015 at 11:50
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      Hi Bryn,
      I will have to run some tests to see what the problem is.
      Will get back to you on this as soon as possible.

      Regards.

  • April 24, 2015 at 12:09
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    Hi Lucy, I downloaded your plugin after a friend recommended it. Do you know how to make it appear just before the comment box on posts? I placed the widget on “sitewide bottom widget area”. Right now it appears literally on the bottom of my posts. Thanks!

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    • April 24, 2015 at 13:12
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      Hi Tomas,
      That probably depends on the code of your Theme. The “sitewide bottom widget area” is probably called at the bottom of your posts. You should place it in other area, or create a new area and call it from your theme, but this requires some code knowledge… what theme are you using? maybe I can have a look.
      Best regards!

  • July 13, 2015 at 03:33
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    Do you think it will be possible to customize the order of the icons in a future update?
    (Love this plug-in and left a review. Thanks!)

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    • August 8, 2015 at 22:07
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      Hi Shaiana,
      Thanks for your review! Yes, this will be a new feature I will add. Will try not to take to long for this.
      Regards.

  • September 2, 2015 at 03:19
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    Hi,
    I love the plugin. May I use the icons on a page in a product I wish to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers? I will pay for them.
    Thanks for considering,
    Ann H.

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  • May 9, 2016 at 00:08
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    Hey Lucy, thank you for your plug-in. i have tried many, but yours is the best.
    i am writing from istanbul Turkey and want to ask you about “how to add rel=no follow” to icon links?

    thank you

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  • October 12, 2016 at 01:53
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    I really like the plugin and all the icons you have! However, the email icon is extremely poor and hard to “see”. It needs to have a wider outline for the envelope. that thin line just doesn’t view well. Once this is fixed, it will be a great plug in. Thanks.

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