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  • #10220

    Hi,

    I noticed the social icons are coded itno the theme. Is there a way of removing them and changing them for different networks? I would use a plugin of my choice in exactly the same area so that I have the control of it?

    #67295

    Hi Vincent,

    You can remove the current icons by opening up the header.php file and searching for

    <ul class="social_bookmarks">

    The following lines display the icons when the page is loaded (up to the <!– end social_bookmarks–> line). If you find a plugin that allows you to add its own hook to your theme files, that is where you would put it. Then modify the css so that it fits with your needs and all done.

    #67296

    Thanks Devin, that did not seem to work for me. Eeen when removing the code betweens the lines.

    Thanks

    Vincent

    #67297

    Hi!

    Have you refreshed your browser cache after removing the lines? If you have and it didn’t work, can you link us to your site so we can check on it?

    Regards,

    Chris

    #67298

    Hi Chris,

    An example page is here: http://www.viewpointsandreviews.com/edge-restaurant-review/ also note that the authors signature name is pushed down and hidden which it is not supposed to be. I have remo0ved the following code block:

    <ul class=”social_bookmarks”>

    <?php if(isset($k_option) && $k_option != ”)

    {

    $contact_link = get_page_link($k_option);

    echo “<li class=’email’>E-mail “;

    }

    ?>

    <li class=’rss’>“>RSS

    <?php if(isset($k_option) && $k_option != ”)

    echo “<li class=’twitter’>Twitter“;

    ?>

    <!– there is room for 3 icons, below are predefined classes for others if you want to use them instead –>

    <!–

    <li class=’flickr’>flickr

    <li class=’facebook’>Facebook

    –>

    <!– end social_bookmarks–>

    I also cleared cache Firefox.

    #67299

    Guess you guys are talking about different social icons :)

    The ones that chris meant are located in the header. the ones bellow the blog post can be simply removed with this css rule:


    #social_icons{display:none;}

    to make the name of the author appear change the css in style.css line 1256 to:


    #top #author-box .gravatar {
    width: 70px;
    height: 106px;
    float: left;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 0 30px 0 0;
    }

    #67300

    Thanks for that. But honestly I am going to leave it jsut as it is now. It seems like a redundant pain in the rear to remove the social icons, and replace them (In the hope that the replacements can hook in). Maybe in a later update there could be a improvement to allow easier handling of the social media profiles and chocies to add them there.

    #67301

    Hi!

    I set the status to resolved.

    Regards,

    Peter

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