Icons With Links Widget Plugin
I created this WordPress widget plugin to add icons with links to sidebar in WordPress sites. This is the first plugin I have ever submitted to WordPress Plugin Repository.
To my surprise, it was approved without any hassle.
What this plugin does is, it adds beautiful icons with links to your sidebar.
How is this useful?
With this widget you can add your important pages or reviews to your sidebar. This way you can engage your readers to those pages more easily.
You can see this kind of widget in sites like WPBeginner, Problogger.
How to Install This Plugin
Just like you would install any other WordPress plugin. You can install it in two ways.
From WordPress dashboard, go to Add new under Plugins sections.
On the search bar type ‘icons with links widget’.
You should see it on result. Click on Install and then activate. You’re done.
Another way is downloading the plugin and installing it.
Go to Add New from Plugins Section. Click on Upload Plugin button on the top.
Choose the zip file from your computer and click on Install Now.
Activate it and you’re done.
How To Add Icons with Links
After installing the plugin, you can see ‘Icons With Links Widget’ on your menu.
Go there. You will find two tabs. One is Settings tab and another is Create.
Settings tab looks like this:
First option lets you enable or disable the widget. Second Option takes the Widget Title that will shown on the widget. Next is Create tab.
Create tab lets you select icons, add text and links to the icons. Here’s how it looks like.
Screenshot shows just settings for one icon. If you scroll you can see settings for other icons too. Once you’re done, click on save button.
Next thing you have to do is, go to Widgets under Appearance section. Click on ‘Icon with Links Widget’ and drag it to wherever you want it to show.
Here’s an example of the widget:
And you’re done. Now you have beautiful icons with links in your sidebar.
Now you can select color for your icons. Here’s how the color picker looks.
After saving your color selection, here’s how the widget will look like.
Over To You
It’s very simple plugin. I hope it helps you with your blog. If have any questions or suggestions, don’t forget to add them through comments.