Using Custom Social Media Icons in Minimum Theme

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    trbdesign
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    Hi,

    I want to add icons for Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr (and maybe more later). I went to Brian Gardner’s article on the subject http://www.briangardner.com/social-media-icons/, but after downloading the icon set realized there wasn’t one for tumblr, so I downloaded another set and tried to substitute those icons.  I’ve several times but the icons always appear as duplicates right next to each other. All I did was upload them using FTP and then I made a custom menu, followed the rest of Brian’s instructions and then inserted it in the header widget.  I never had problems w/the original icons, but custom ones don’t seem to work. Does anyone have any idea why, or how I can modify the custom icons to act correctly? I don’t want to use a plugin because they don’t always play well together, plus, it’ll help me learn if I do it myself. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    The site is http://www.corduroycharitabletrust.com/

    Thanks in Advance,

    ToniB

     

     

     

     

    #20972

    cehwitham
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    Hi Toni,

    Basically your images are smaller than the ones Brian was using and therefore the background repeats to fill the space.

    Open style.css in your themes folder: wp-content/themes/minimum/ and find line 1858. Add a style of background-repeat:no-repeat; You’ll need to do this for each of the icons, twitter, facebook etc.

    Then you can resize the actually spaces on line 1809, currently they’re set to 48px x 48px your image is 32px x 32px.

    Let me know if that works.

    Chris


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    #21031

    trbdesign
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    Thanks so much for your reply. Trying to get it to work now.

    Thanks again,

    Tonib

     

     

    #21034

    cehwitham
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    No problem Toni,

    Let us know how you get on.

    Chris


    Twitter: cehwitham Web: cehwitham.com

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