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Best Free Social Media Icon Sets for WordPress

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Without a shadow of a doubt, there’s a pretty decent choice of WordPress plugins which you can use to add social media icons in WordPress. However, what if you want to add social media icons manually and link them to their profiles? – Then, you should go through the following list of the 10 top free social media icon sets which you can use for your WordPress site.

font awesome - free icon sets

The first one on the list is a free and open source icon font that is perfectly compatible with WordPress. It includes a massive icon font collection and shortcodes, HTML, and TinyMCE options for adding icons without any difficulties anywhere on your site.

One way to use Font Awesome is to add it to the WordPress theme manually. The other option is to install and activate the Better Font Awesome plugin.

In general, most of the beginner level users consider adding image files far more easy than adding icon fonts. For that reason, Flat Social Media Icons set offers you the selection of the most common social media icons.

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All you need to do is to download, get the icon set, and upload the icons to your site by going to the Media » Add New page located in the WP admin area.

social media set by hugo

Looking for a beautiful social media icon set? – Then, you should definitely go for the Free Social Media Icon Set created by Hugo. This set includes 8 icons in a compact PSD file. Just use the ‘save for web’ option in order to save the icons you wish to use on your website.

Here’s yet another wonderful set offering free social icons. This package is created by Mohammed Alyousfi and includes 24 icons in total, in sizes ranging from 512px to 16px. But, that’s not all! It also offers source files in EPS and Al file formats.

The fifth one on this list is a quite unique and amazing icon set. Its developer, Dawid Dapsuzus, equipped the set with 20 icons commonly used for most of the popular social media sites. What’s more, the icons coma in 80x80px and in png format.

Here’s something that you cannot find often – a stunning circle flat social media icon set that is retina ready. The creator of this amazing set, Land of Web, made all of the icons available not only in png format but also in different sizes including 32×32 px, 64×64 px, 128×128 px, and 256×256 px.

Created by Martz90, this wonderful set adds yet another dimension to social media icons. In other words, it showcases them in a hexagonal shape. Moreover, it includes a great number of icons not only for popular social media websites but also for news sites, games, and services.

40 icon sets

As the name itself suggests, this set is packed with 40 social media icons. Each of them can be used in four different sizes including 256x256px, 128x128px, 64x64px, and 32x32px. In addition, each icon comes with a very interesting long shadow effect which adds a little extra touch to them.

If you’re looking for diversity and variety, the Free Flat Social Media Icons by Enfuzed is the perfect option for you. This pack is available in two different variations. You can choose either the full color flat social media icons or the ones that are light transparent which are more adequate for dark backgrounds.

Last but not least, Genericons is a GPL licensed icon font by Automattic and what’s even more convenient, it comes for free and it is a complete icon set. However, beginners might find adding icon fonts slightly difficult.

An easy way to use this set is to install and activate the Genericon’d plugin. Next, go to Appearance » Genericon’d and simply select the icon you want to add and you’ll see it on top. A ‘copy shortcode’ link will appear next to the icon, click on it, and a popup window with the shortcode will appear. And, when you want to add the icon you should simply copy and paste the shortcode. Plus, to display the icon font, copy the HTML and paste it into a text widget.

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