How to Create a Tab Based Social Widget for WordPress

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There are tons of social media widgets out for WordPress. A good friend of WPBeginner, John Saddington, has released a new lightweight tab based social widget that brings in your Twitter, Facebook, and RSS Feed. This idea is similar to what Envato has been running on it’s blogs such as PSDTuts where instead of taking up tons of space for social media, they use tabs to save space in the sidebar.

John Saddington is a developer behind the famous Standard WordPress Theme. He has developed this plugin to be very lightweight, and it lets you add your twitter feed, facebook like box, and RSS feeds with a very simple control panel in the backend. All you have to do is download this plugin, and activate it. Then go in your Appearance » Widgets. There you will see TentBlogger Social widget, and you can drag it to your Primary Sidebar. There are the following settings:

If you notice, for twitter all you have to do is enter your twitter username. For RSS, you just have to enter your feed URL. For facebook, you need to get the embed code for the like box. If you do not have a facebook fan page yet, then you might want to use our article that shows you how to utilize the power of facebook.

Upon Installation, you should have something like this:

There are tons of social media widgets out for WordPress. A good friend of WPBeginner, John Saddington, has released a new lightweight tab based social widget that brings in your Twitter, Facebook, and RSS Feed. This idea is similar to what Envato has been running on it’s blogs such as PSDTuts where instead of taking up tons of space for social media, they use tabs to save space in the sidebar.

John Saddington is a developer behind the famous Standard WordPress Theme. He has developed this plugin to be very lightweight, and it lets you add your twitter feed, facebook like box, and RSS feeds with a very simple control panel in the backend. All you have to do is download this plugin, and activate it. Then go in your Appearance » Widgets. There you will see TentBlogger Social widget, and you can drag it to your Primary Sidebar. There are the following settings:

This plugin is great for beginners. For developers, who want to hardcode this option without using the sidebar widgets, there is no option available yet. What are you waiting for? Save your sidebar space by using this tab based social widget for WordPress.

Download Social Widget by TentBlogger

Also don’t forget to check out his Standard Theme.

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