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How to Insert Social Media Icons in Astra Theme without Plugin?

In this tutorial, we are going to insert social media icons in Astra Theme without plugin. Here, you can use different plugins to add social media follow buttons but we are going to avoid those plugins, focusing on our website speed.

In this guide, you’ll also learn to

  • Adding SVG Inline Code in WordPress.
  • Add Social Media Icons in Astra sidebar widget.
  • Insert Social Media Follow Icons in Astra Footer.
  • Using Hooks using Custom Layouts in WPAstra Theme.
  • So On…

If you are a regular visitor then you know that I have already created a tutorial on how to create social media follow buttons in GeneratePress without Plugin. You can follow this if you are using GeneratePress Theme.

This will be a similar tutorial but we will be doing this in Block Editor aka Gutenberg Editor.

Insert Social Media Icons in Astra Theme Without plugin

Inserting SVG Icons to WordPress

Before using SVG inline code, you must know the source where to get the SVG inline code related to social media. I basically use the iconmonstr website but you can also read this tutorial to find out other sites to download SVG Icons for free.

If you are using any other methods to add icons in Astra Theme like using FontAwesome, bootstrap, etc then it may add extra requests and may slow your website.

That’s the reason why we are using SVG inline code in Astra WordPress Theme.

Learn to: Add Floating WhatsApp Button in Astra Theme

Insert Social Media Icons in Astra Theme Sidebar

If you are using Classic Editor then you can simply use Text Widget to copy and paste the below social media icons code.

This method can be used in both free and paid versions of Astra WordPress Theme.

Here, we are going to use block editor widgets, first go to Appearance > Widgets. Now, go to Main Sidebar, under it click on Add Block Icon.

Adding Widget in Sidebar

Here, Select Custom HTML block and copy & paste the following code.

<div class="wplogout-sidebar-heading">Connect with Us</div>
<div class="wplogout-sidebar-social">
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-fb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm3 8h-1.35c-.538 0-.65.221-.65.778v1.222h2l-.209 2h-1.791v7h-3v-7h-2v-2h2v-2.308c0-1.769.931-2.692 3.029-2.692h1.971v3z" /></svg></a><a href="https://www.twitter.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-tw" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm6.066 9.645c.183 4.04-2.83 8.544-8.164 8.544-1.622 0-3.131-.476-4.402-1.291 1.524.18 3.045-.244 4.252-1.189-1.256-.023-2.317-.854-2.684-1.995.451.086.895.061 1.298-.049-1.381-.278-2.335-1.522-2.304-2.853.388.215.83.344 1.301.359-1.279-.855-1.641-2.544-.889-3.835 1.416 1.738 3.533 2.881 5.92 3.001-.419-1.796.944-3.527 2.799-3.527.825 0 1.572.349 2.096.907.654-.128 1.27-.368 1.824-.697-.215.671-.67 1.233-1.263 1.589.581-.07 1.135-.224 1.649-.453-.384.578-.87 1.084-1.433 1.489z" /></svg></a><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-pin" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm0 19c-.721 0-1.418-.109-2.073-.312.286-.465.713-1.227.87-1.835l.437-1.664c.229.436.895.804 1.604.804 2.111 0 3.633-1.941 3.633-4.354 0-2.312-1.888-4.042-4.316-4.042-3.021 0-4.625 2.027-4.625 4.235 0 1.027.547 2.305 1.422 2.712.132.062.203.034.234-.094l.193-.793c.017-.071.009-.132-.049-.202-.288-.35-.521-.995-.521-1.597 0-1.544 1.169-3.038 3.161-3.038 1.72 0 2.924 1.172 2.924 2.848 0 1.894-.957 3.205-2.201 3.205-.687 0-1.201-.568-1.036-1.265.197-.833.58-1.73.58-2.331 0-.537-.288-.986-.886-.986-.702 0-1.268.727-1.268 1.7 0 .621.211 1.04.211 1.04s-.694 2.934-.821 3.479c-.142.605-.086 1.454-.025 2.008-2.603-1.02-4.448-3.553-4.448-6.518 0-3.866 3.135-7 7-7s7 3.134 7 7-3.135 7-7 7z" /></svg></a><a href="https://www.youtube.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-yt" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm4.441 16.892c-2.102.144-6.784.144-8.883 0-2.276-.156-2.541-1.27-2.558-4.892.017-3.629.285-4.736 2.558-4.892 2.099-.144 6.782-.144 8.883 0 2.277.156 2.541 1.27 2.559 4.892-.018 3.629-.285 4.736-2.559 4.892zm-6.441-7.234l4.917 2.338-4.917 2.346v-4.684z" /></svg></a><a href="https://www.yoursitename.com/feed/" class="wplogout-social-footer-rss" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm-3.374 17c-.897 0-1.626-.727-1.626-1.624s.729-1.624 1.626-1.624 1.626.727 1.626 1.624-.729 1.624-1.626 1.624zm3.885 0c-.03-3.022-2.485-5.474-5.511-5.504v-2.406c4.361.03 7.889 3.555 7.92 7.91h-2.409zm4.081 0c-.016-5.297-4.303-9.571-9.592-9.594v-2.406c6.623.023 11.985 5.384 12 12h-2.408z" /></svg></a>
</div>

Finally, Hit Publish Button, also you can move the widget up and down by clicking the arrow available in the box.

Please replace the links in the above code with your social media links.

Now, it’s time to style the buttons using CSS code.

Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.

Copy and Paste the following CSS code.

Also, you can also tweak the code if necessary.

.wplogout-sidebar-heading{
    margin: 5px 5px 5px 0px;
    padding: 2px;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-weight: 600;
}

.wplogout-sidebar-social svg {
    position: relative;
    top: 5px;
    padding: 3px;
    height: 33px;
    width: 33px;
}

.wplogout-social-footer-fb {
    fill: rgba(59, 89, 152, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-tw {
    fill: rgba(29, 161, 242, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-pin {
    fill: rgba(189, 8, 28, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-yt {
    fill: rgba(205, 32, 31, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-rss {
    fill: rgba(238, 128, 47, .8);
}

.wplogout-sidebar-social a:hover {
    opacity:0.8;
}

Result

Social Media Icons in Astra Theme Sidebar

Insert Social Media Icons in Astra Theme Footer

In this method, we are going to use Custom Layouts Module which is only available in the Astra Pro Version so, you need to have Astra Addon Plugin.

After installing Astra Addons, you now need to go to Appearance > Astra Options. Go to the Astra Pro Modules section and Activate Custom Layouts Option.

Activating Custom Layouts Module in Astra Theme

First, Go to Appearance > Astra Options > Custom Layouts. Click on Add New button to add custom layouts.

Now, Enable Code Editor Option that is located at the top of the box.

Here, Add the title for the social media icons, and under Layout Option, choose the Hooks option. Now, you will be able to see more Hooks options.

Inserting Social Media Icons in Astra Footer Section

Copy and Paste the following code in the snippet box.

<div class="before-footer-social">
    <b>Connect with Us</b><br>
    <a href="https://www.facebook.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-fb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm3 8h-1.35c-.538 0-.65.221-.65.778v1.222h2l-.209 2h-1.791v7h-3v-7h-2v-2h2v-2.308c0-1.769.931-2.692 3.029-2.692h1.971v3z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.twitter.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-tw" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm6.066 9.645c.183 4.04-2.83 8.544-8.164 8.544-1.622 0-3.131-.476-4.402-1.291 1.524.18 3.045-.244 4.252-1.189-1.256-.023-2.317-.854-2.684-1.995.451.086.895.061 1.298-.049-1.381-.278-2.335-1.522-2.304-2.853.388.215.83.344 1.301.359-1.279-.855-1.641-2.544-.889-3.835 1.416 1.738 3.533 2.881 5.92 3.001-.419-1.796.944-3.527 2.799-3.527.825 0 1.572.349 2.096.907.654-.128 1.27-.368 1.824-.697-.215.671-.67 1.233-1.263 1.589.581-.07 1.135-.224 1.649-.453-.384.578-.87 1.084-1.433 1.489z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-pin" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm0 19c-.721 0-1.418-.109-2.073-.312.286-.465.713-1.227.87-1.835l.437-1.664c.229.436.895.804 1.604.804 2.111 0 3.633-1.941 3.633-4.354 0-2.312-1.888-4.042-4.316-4.042-3.021 0-4.625 2.027-4.625 4.235 0 1.027.547 2.305 1.422 2.712.132.062.203.034.234-.094l.193-.793c.017-.071.009-.132-.049-.202-.288-.35-.521-.995-.521-1.597 0-1.544 1.169-3.038 3.161-3.038 1.72 0 2.924 1.172 2.924 2.848 0 1.894-.957 3.205-2.201 3.205-.687 0-1.201-.568-1.036-1.265.197-.833.58-1.73.58-2.331 0-.537-.288-.986-.886-.986-.702 0-1.268.727-1.268 1.7 0 .621.211 1.04.211 1.04s-.694 2.934-.821 3.479c-.142.605-.086 1.454-.025 2.008-2.603-1.02-4.448-3.553-4.448-6.518 0-3.866 3.135-7 7-7s7 3.134 7 7-3.135 7-7 7z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.instagram.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-ig" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M14.829 6.302c-.738-.034-.96-.04-2.829-.04s-2.09.007-2.828.04c-1.899.087-2.783.986-2.87 2.87-.033.738-.041.959-.041 2.828s.008 2.09.041 2.829c.087 1.879.967 2.783 2.87 2.87.737.033.959.041 2.828.041 1.87 0 2.091-.007 2.829-.041 1.899-.086 2.782-.988 2.87-2.87.033-.738.04-.96.04-2.829s-.007-2.09-.04-2.828c-.088-1.883-.973-2.783-2.87-2.87zm-2.829 9.293c-1.985 0-3.595-1.609-3.595-3.595 0-1.985 1.61-3.594 3.595-3.594s3.595 1.609 3.595 3.594c0 1.985-1.61 3.595-3.595 3.595zm3.737-6.491c-.464 0-.84-.376-.84-.84 0-.464.376-.84.84-.84.464 0 .84.376.84.84 0 .463-.376.84-.84.84zm-1.404 2.896c0 1.289-1.045 2.333-2.333 2.333s-2.333-1.044-2.333-2.333c0-1.289 1.045-2.333 2.333-2.333s2.333 1.044 2.333 2.333zm-2.333-12c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm6.958 14.886c-.115 2.545-1.532 3.955-4.071 4.072-.747.034-.986.042-2.887.042s-2.139-.008-2.886-.042c-2.544-.117-3.955-1.529-4.072-4.072-.034-.746-.042-.985-.042-2.886 0-1.901.008-2.139.042-2.886.117-2.544 1.529-3.955 4.072-4.071.747-.035.985-.043 2.886-.043s2.14.008 2.887.043c2.545.117 3.957 1.532 4.071 4.071.034.747.042.985.042 2.886 0 1.901-.008 2.14-.042 2.886z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-yt" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm4.441 16.892c-2.102.144-6.784.144-8.883 0-2.276-.156-2.541-1.27-2.558-4.892.017-3.629.285-4.736 2.558-4.892 2.099-.144 6.782-.144 8.883 0 2.277.156 2.541 1.27 2.559 4.892-.018 3.629-.285 4.736-2.559 4.892zm-6.441-7.234l4.917 2.338-4.917 2.346v-4.684z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/" class="wplogout-social-footer-ld" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm-2 16h-2v-6h2v6zm-1-6.891c-.607 0-1.1-.496-1.1-1.109 0-.612.492-1.109 1.1-1.109s1.1.497 1.1 1.109c0 .613-.493 1.109-1.1 1.109zm8 6.891h-1.998v-2.861c0-1.881-2.002-1.722-2.002 0v2.861h-2v-6h2v1.093c.872-1.616 4-1.736 4 1.548v3.359z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://wa.me/" class="wplogout-social-footer-wa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12.031 6.172c-3.181 0-5.767 2.586-5.768 5.766-.001 1.298.38 2.27 1.019 3.287l-.582 2.128 2.182-.573c.978.58 1.911.928 3.145.929 3.178 0 5.767-2.587 5.768-5.766.001-3.187-2.575-5.77-5.764-5.771zm3.392 8.244c-.144.405-.837.774-1.17.824-.299.045-.677.063-1.092-.069-.252-.08-.575-.187-.988-.365-1.739-.751-2.874-2.502-2.961-2.617-.087-.116-.708-.94-.708-1.793s.448-1.273.607-1.446c.159-.173.346-.217.462-.217l.332.006c.106.005.249-.04.39.298.144.347.491 1.2.534 1.287.043.087.072.188.014.304-.058.116-.087.188-.173.289l-.26.304c-.087.086-.177.18-.076.354.101.174.449.741.964 1.201.662.591 1.221.774 1.394.86s.274.072.376-.043c.101-.116.433-.506.549-.68.116-.173.231-.145.39-.087s1.011.477 1.184.564.289.13.332.202c.045.072.045.419-.1.824zm-3.423-14.416c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm.029 18.88c-1.161 0-2.305-.292-3.318-.844l-3.677.964.984-3.595c-.607-1.052-.927-2.246-.926-3.468.001-3.825 3.113-6.937 6.937-6.937 1.856.001 3.598.723 4.907 2.034 1.31 1.311 2.031 3.054 2.03 4.908-.001 3.825-3.113 6.938-6.937 6.938z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="mailto:email@yourdomain.com" class="wplogout-social-footer-em" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 .02c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm6.99 6.98l-6.99 5.666-6.991-5.666h13.981zm.01 10h-14v-8.505l7 5.673 7-5.672v8.504z" /></svg></a>
    <a href="https://www.yoursitename.com/feed/" class="wplogout-social-footer-rss" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24">
            <path d="M12 0c-6.627 0-12 5.373-12 12s5.373 12 12 12 12-5.373 12-12-5.373-12-12-12zm-3.374 17c-.897 0-1.626-.727-1.626-1.624s.729-1.624 1.626-1.624 1.626.727 1.626 1.624-.729 1.624-1.626 1.624zm3.885 0c-.03-3.022-2.485-5.474-5.511-5.504v-2.406c4.361.03 7.889 3.555 7.92 7.91h-2.409zm4.081 0c-.016-5.297-4.303-9.571-9.592-9.594v-2.406c6.623.023 11.985 5.384 12 12h-2.408z" /></svg></a>
</div>

Replace the links in the above code with yours and use the below custom hook settings.

Adjust Custom Layouts Hook Settings

So, we can adjust hook settings according to our needs. Let’s manage the Custom Layout settings.

Under the Action option select footer_before and on the Display On option, select the Entire Website option. Other than these options, you can leave all the settings as it is and Hit Publish button.

Furthermore, use CSS code to style the buttons. Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.

Copy and Paste the following CSS code and Hit Publish button

.before-footer-social {
    text-align: center;
    background: inherit;
    padding: 8px 0;
}

.before-footer-social svg {
    position: relative;
    top: 3px;
    padding: 5px;
		height: 40px;
    width: 40px;
}

.wplogout-social-footer-fb {
    fill: rgba(59, 89, 152, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-tw {
    fill: rgba(29, 161, 242, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-pin {
    fill: rgba(189, 8, 28, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-ig {
    fill: rgba(228, 64, 95, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-yt {
    fill: rgba(205, 32, 31, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-ld {
    fill: rgba(0, 119, 181, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-wa {
    fill: rgba(37, 211, 102, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-em {
    fill: rgba(51, 51, 51, .8);
}

.wplogout-social-footer-rss {
    fill: rgba(238, 128, 47, .8);
}

.before-footer-social a:hover {
    opacity: 0.8;
}

Result

Connect with Us Social Icons in Astra Footer Section

Also Learn: Add Social Sharing Buttons in Astra Theme without Plugin

Bottom Line

Similarly, you can try to insert social icons in the menu section and in other possible areas.

So, where are you going to insert social icons?

I hope after reading this tutorial, you are going to insert your own designed social media icons in your Astra WordPress site.

Comment below if you have any queries or feedback, I will reply ASAP.

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