Social Following Widget is necessary for every website. It gives an easy access to subscribe to your social site. Social sites gives us return visitors. Even if you dont get much visitors from search engine, you can rely on Social Sites. for this you need to put a widget having all the social links of your website. Previously Mail subscription was popular. With RSS subscription, people gets notification in their hands. Some days ago I have posted how to add CSS Slide Rollover Social Media Link. You can have a look at that. Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus are the three major social media. There are actually I lot of social sites. Such as Github, Linked In, Reddit, Stumble Upon, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr etc. It is better not to use so much image of social links. You can add the site name with links. Social Media integration is an important step of gaining website popularity.
See here some social share related post.
What I am Using?
I am using currently using Simple Social Icons. It is created by Studio Press. This plugin allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Why I like this plugin? Its Genericons font. That means its the best.
Why CSS Sprites is Best?
As I have said earlier, individual images, there are so much http requests. It will affect page speed. Though its too small. But If you are concerned with the page speed, you should use css image sprites. The image used in this post is only 5.47 kb.
Simple Social Follow Widget
This Simple Social Follow Widget contains links for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, You Tube and RSS feed. You can add this to both WordPress and Blogspot. The method is easy.
Add Simple Social Follow Widget in Blogspot:
- Go to Blogger Dashboard > Locate your Blog > Layout
- Copy bellows code and Paste into the widget.
- Save the gadget and you are done!
Add Simple Social Follow Widget in WordPress:
- Go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widget
- Add a Text Widget.
- Copy bellows code carefully and Paste into the widget.
- Save the Widget and You are done!
Code for Simple Social Follow Widget
Here is the code:
You will need to change the social link with your own.