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Social Bartender


Social Bartender adds a new settings page where you can create a list of social network links and place them anywhere you want with one little function or widget. Users can select from the collection of social network icons that come with the plugin, select from a collection of icons provided with the theme (if support is built-in), or upload their own icons.

More info and a video demo available at

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The Social Bartender plugin was created by Shaken and Stirred Web. If you find any bugs, have feature requests, or would like to contribute, please leave your feedback on the plugin’s GitHub page.

Contributors (on Twitter): @sawyerh, @devinsays, @NickHamze, and @thelukemcdonald


  • The admin screen where links are created.


Option 1) Use the sidebar widget

Option 2) Place the following PHP function in the location where you want the links to appear:

<?php if( function_exists( 'social_bartender' ) ){ social_bartender(); } ?>

If you would like to make your own icon set available to users in the Icon Box, just place the images inside of an “images/sb-icons” folder of your theme.


link_before: (string) Sets the text or html that precedes the <a> tag. Default = ”

link_after: (string) Sets the text or html that follows the <a> tag. Default = ”

echo: (boolean) Toggles the display of the generated list of links or return the list as an HTML text string to be used in PHP. Default = 1

Contributors & Developers

“Social Bartender” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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1.2.0 (April 4, 2012)

  • Update contextual help to work w/ WP 3.3

1.1.0 (Oct. 21, 2011)

  • Fix compatibility issues with WordPress 3.3

1.0.1 (Sept. 9, 2011)

  • Widget added

1.0 (Sept. 4, 2011)

  • Initial release