Social Media Widget

You have complete control over the social media widget settings for your page under the Social Settings tab in the Travel Blog Theme Settings admin section.  These settings allow you to control Facebook “Like” functionality, Twitter “Tweet” this site functionality, and set custom “Follow Me” settings for  Twitter, Facebook and an RSS feed.

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to APPEARANCE > TRAVEL BLOGGER THEME SETTINGS and click on the SOCIAL SETTINGS tab.
  2. Facebook LIKE Settings
    1. Under the Facebook Like Settings section, click on the desired option for displaying or tracking Facebook Like data on your site.
      1. Option 1 makes it so that the count shown in the Facebook Like count is a count of how many times people have “Liked” this website.
      2. Option 2 makes it so that the count shown represents the number of times people have liked the Facebook page you have entered (not this website).
    2. If you have selected Option 2, type your Facebook URL in the blank field
    3. Click SAVE CHANGES
  3. Follow Me Settings
    1. Under the Follow Settings section, type in the blank field your Twitter feed URL, Facebook URL or RSS Feed URL in order to create links to these accounts from the icons displayed so people can follow you.
      1. If you leave either the Facebook or Twitter URL field blank, the icons will automatically be removed from the front end.
      2. RSS Feed – If you leave this field blank, the site will use the default WordPress RSS functionality. If you enter a feed URL, it will override and use that URL.
    2. Click SAVE CHANGES
FIG A: Social Settings Management

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14 Responses to Social Media Widget

  1. Gus Gillespie says:

    Leaving the fields blank doesn’t remove the icons still linger on. Is there another way to remove them? Great Template otherwise.

    • admin says:

      Hi Gus,

      Leaving the blank fiels will only remove the extra icons added once you do fill in something. To completely remove the icons, you’ll need to edit the core files of the theme.

      Open the file “header.php” and remove line 76

      Remember, that when altering the theme’s core files, you will lose any modifications when updating to newer versions. So make sure to take notes of custom changes to reapply them

      Thanks for your support

  2. My RSS feed is not working? What to do more, or do i forget something?

  3. Chris says:

    Problem Resolved… Thanks

  4. RobRob says:

    Hope you don’t mind a note here – Twitter activity stopped showing when I changed to a different account. Worked fine when I set it up, then changed from personal to blog Twitter account and nothing has shown up in the widget since. Oddly, the Follow settings changed with no prob. :( Am I missing something?

    • admin says:

      Under Appearance > Theme Social Media Settings, did you update your new twitter account information? This needs to be done for your new Twitter account to be linked to the site. If this isn’t working still, please let me know! Sorry for the delayed response.

      - Travel Blogger Support

    • admin says:

      Under the Social Media settings tab, did you add the new username for your twitter feed? This would be the only thing that I could think would be not allowing for your new twitter posts to be updated. There is a WordPress widget I would try as well, its called WP to Twitter. May want to be something you look into.

  5. shannon says:

    Is there a way to add Pinterst and Youtube to the Follow Me icons?

    • admin says:

      Shannon,

      There are some social media plugins that WordPress offers that you can install in addition to the theme, and this may allow you to add youtube and pinterest icons to your wordpress site. Go to this link to check out different social media plugins that you can install: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

      - Travel Blogger Support

  6. Francesco says:

    Hi,
    how can I change this string “To search, type and hit enter” in the searc box?

    • admin says:

      Francesco,

      This is a default theme setting, there isn’t a specific area to change it. You can install a separate search plugin though that you can use in conjunction with the theme if you wanted to change the look of the search. You also may be able to reconfigure and customize the CMS coding in order to change the look of the search too.

      - FTWT.com Team

  7. Marika says:

    Is there a way to add a Pinterest widget? I found a plugin but it only adds it to the sidebar and that’s not what I want.

    Thanks, Marika

    • admin says:

      Hey Marika,

      This is a good plugin that I have worked with in the past. Here is the link: http://wordpress.org/plugins/pinterest-pin-it-button/ . We can take your recommendation for adding our own custom pinterest widget in a later update though. Thanks! WordPress.org also has many other pinterest plugins that you can try out too, which feature a pin it button in many different areas of a site.

      - FTWT.com Team

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