Social Links Menu in Bootville Lite

Bootville Lite comes with a social links menu that displays in the header area to the right of the site title. Here’s how you can use it.

1. Visit Appearance > Menus
2. Create a new menu, name it whatever you like ( social menu works )
3. On the left click “Custom Links” type in the URL to your Facebook profile for example, in the Link text add whatever you like it is the Facebook URL that tells the menu what icon to display.
4. Save the menu and add it to the “Social Links menu” area and save.
5. Refresh your site and you should see a Facebook icon in the header area.

Here is a list of available icons you can add to the social menu.

  • plus.google.com
  • instagram.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • twitter.com
  • github.com
  • wordpress.com
  • facebook.com
  • youtube.com
  • mailto:
  • feed/

If you don’t see one that you would like to have added to Bootville Lite leave a comment and I’ll make sure to include it in the next update and show how you can add your own!

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