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How to Create a Tab Based Social Widget for WordPress

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How to Create a Tab Based Social Widget for WordPress

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:

Tab based Social Widget for WordPress

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:

Tab based Social Widget Preview

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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Comments

  1. Zeaks says:

    Misleading title, should be “Nice tabbed social widget review” or something, came here looking for a tutorial, this isn’t the first time I’ve visited here because of misleading titles.

    I should make a post and call it “Create a responsive wordpress theme” then explain how to activate Twenty Eleven.

  2. Crysislevel says:

    superb tut. like it very much! :)

  3. Zishy says:

    Excellent plugin and also worked like a charm. Thank you wpbeginner and tentblogger and any one involved.
    I can now see alot of space.

    Is it also possible to have Facebook like option first in the row. Currently, when I open my site, I can see twitter first..

    Thanks again..

  4. Abhimanyu says:

    This is what I was looking for! Cool.
    Two things in one day from Wp-Beginner. Nice site.

    Regards,
    Abhimanyu

  5. Connor Crosby says:

    This kinda reminds me of what they do on the tutsplus sites.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Yup, this technique is used on the famous TutsPlus network. It is elegant, and saves valuable real-estate in the sidebar.

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