Adding Social Media Icons to Your Home Page

The new social media content type simplifies the process of adding social media icons to your website. It also provides a consistent look and feel for the additions to all CMS sites. Our review of CMS sites indicated that the greatest use of social media icons is on department home pages so we designed the content type for use in the right or left columns of a departmental home page. Based upon the width of that column, a single social media content type will hold up to 6 icons. If a department wants or needs additional icons, they can be added into a second content type that will appear directly below the first content type.

The new social media content type has 17 icons predesigned and preloaded for you to choose from. 

1. Select the social media site you want to link to your website (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Mblog,etc), 

2. Add the appropriate URL(s) for the social media site(s) and 

3. Approve and publish the content item. 

If you want to link to a social media site that is not included in the 17 we have preloaded, or you have a special Facebook icon you would like to add, there is an "other" option for you to link and upload an icon. Note that it, like all images in the CMS, must be sized appropriately (27 x 26 pixels) before being uploaded.

Watch the video tutorial below for a quick overview of the content type: