HOW TO CUSTOMIZE SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS IN SQUARESPACE
Ever wanted to do something fun and creative with your social icons? You know, those icons in your footer (or wherever else you choose to place them) that link to your social pages?
Squarespace already allows you a basic customization of those icons. You can check out how to change the basics here.
However, if you’re itching for something a little extra special, there is something else you can do. You can have totally customized social media icons on your site if you wish.
Here’s an example of what I did for one of my clients:
It’s not even that difficult to do. Follow the steps below if you’d like to create your own icons similar to the ones above.
1. PICK YOUR ICONS DESIGN
First, you’ll need to either find the perfect design for you or create one yourself. If you’re not very design-savvy, don’t worry, there’s another way.
If you know of a good designer, feel free to hire them. However, I suggest you peruse Creative Market because there are already tons of templates and designs for things like these ready for purchase.
This is the easiest and fastest way to get creative designs for your social media icons and you’ll be able to download them right away.
2. ADD THE ICONS TO YOUR SITE
Now that you have either purchased or created your own designs, make sure to download them to your computer in either JPEG or PNG formats.
Go to your Squarespace website and decide where you want to place your social media icons.
These are usually placed in the footer, but you can place them above the footer or anywhere else you like.
Now, instead of inserting the social media block, you’ll want to insert the image block for each one of your icons.
Upload all your images one by one and drag around each of them next to each other to place them all in a row. I suggest using the Spacer block to adjust their size to the smallest possible. Otherwise, they’ll be too big.
3. CONNECT YOUR SOCIAL ACCOUNTS
Now that you’ve done that, you’ll need to make sure each icon is connected to your social media page respectively.
To do that, click edit on each image, select the DESIGN tab on the right and scroll down to add your URL for each account.
I also highly recommend you tick off the box that says “Open In New Window” for each link. You don’t want people to completely leave your site to go to your social media pages instead. The goal is to keep them on your site as long as possible. So let them open your social pages in new tabs!
That’s it. You’re all done. See? That was easy, wasn’t it?
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