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Social Links Blocks

Use Social Links Blocks to add social icons anywhere you can add blocks to your site. The icons link to the URLs you add in the Social Links panel. It’s common to add this block to a footer.

To see a list of available platform logos and if your site displays additional built-in icons, visit Adding social icons.

Tip: To help you get started, your site might include a Social Links Block in its demo content. To customize the block, click it, then click Edit or the pencil icon.

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Before you begin

The Accounts tab of Social Links Blocks reflects the information added to the Social Links panel of your site. When you update the social links in a Social Links Block, they also update in the Social Links panel.

Because of this, all Social Links Blocks show the same social icons. If you add or remove a social link in one Social Links Block, all other Social Links Blocks on your site will reflect the change. It's not possible to have Social Links Blocks display different social icons.

Add a Social Links Block

To add a Social Links Block:

  1. Edit a page or post, click an insert point, and select Social Links from the menu. For help, visit Adding content with blocks.
  2. In the block editor, add or edit social icons.
  3. Use the Design tab to change the design of the social links.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

Add or edit social icons

Add a new social icon in the Accounts tab:

  1. Copy and paste a URL for a profile page or email address in the Add a social link or email field.
  2. Press Enter on your keyboard.

To remove an account, click the account, click Remove, then click Confirm. To change the order of the icons, drag and drop the accounts.

You can also add and edit social icons in the Social Links panel of your site. Keep in mind, any changes made in the Social Links panel affect all the Social Links Blocks on your site, and vice versa.

Change the design

Customize the design of the icons using the following settings in the Design tab:

Tip: These settings don't affect built-in social icons, which have their own style settings.
Setting Options

Change the alignment of the icons relative to the block's container. Choose from:

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Change the icon size. Choose from:

  • Extra Small
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large

Change the style or shape of the icons. Choose from:

  • Regular - The default shape of the service's branding. For example, the Facebook icon will be in the shape of an f.
  • Circle - Border
  • Circle - Knockout
  • Circle - Solid
  • Square - Border
  • Square - Knockout
  • Square - Solid
  • Rounded - Border
  • Rounded - Knockout
  • Rounded - Solid

Change the color of the icons

You can change the colors of the icons in a Social Links Block to fit with your site's branding. Your options vary depending on your site's version.

To change the icon colors:

  1. While editing a page, open Site Styles, then click Colors.
  2. Click the pencil icon on your Social Link Block's theme.
  3. Scroll down to Social Links Block.
  4. Use Main Color to change the color of the social icons. If you're using a Solid style for the icons, you can also use the Secondary Color tweak.
  5. Click Save.

It's not possible to use the default colors of each service's branding.

  1. Click Edit on the page with the Social Links Block, then click Edit on the block.
  2. Click the Design panel.
  3. In the Color drop-down menu, choose from Black, White, or Standard. With Standard, each icon matches the service's branding. For example, the Facebook icon will be blue.
  4. Click Apply.
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