Ever since I updated the WPExplorer design at the beginning of the year, people have been asking me nearly every day about the social icons on my blog’s sidebar. I keep getting asked where they can download the plugin to add the widget with the social links on their sidebar. However, this is no plugin (or at least it wasn’t). Everything on my sidebar is manually added via the sidebar.php file.
Anyway, I’ve decided to release a very simple plugin that will allow you to have those awesome social icons on your site as well. The plugin I created is called “Candy Social Icons” which obviously gets the name from the social icon set used in the plugin, created by Purty Pixels.
Below is a screenshot of the social icon in use in the Twenty 11 WordPress theme