How to turn on/off social media icons in the header
If your parish or organization is active on any social media platforms, it's a great idea to have icons in your website's header that link directly to your official social accounts. Here's how to set up social media icons on your eCatholic website:
Step 1: Update your Header Settings to enable social media icons
To update the Header Settings, click on Design Studio (located in the blue Admin toolbar at the top of the screen). Scroll down to the Header Settings and locate Social Media. Toggle Social Media to ON, then click Publish.
Step 2: Select and connect the social media icons you'd like to appear in the header
Now that you've updated your header settings to enable the social media icons, navigate to your home page by selecting Edit Website in the blue Admin toolbar. The header will now show some default social media icons.
To edit the default icons, hover your cursor over the social media icons and click the gear icon that appears.
This opens the Social Media Settings dialog box. You can add up to five social media icons. The pre-loaded icons available in the drop-down list include:
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Simply select each individual social media platform you'd like to appear in your header. Then enter the direct URL to your account for each platform.
Once finished, click Save.
Don't forget to:
- Publish the sitewide changes you've made to your header.
- Test the icon links!
- For Facebook, you can enter either the full vanity URL for your account (e.g., http://www.facebook.com/eCatholic) or just your Facebook username (e.g., eCatholic).
- For Twitter, you can enter either the full vanity URL for your account (e.g., http://www.twitter.com/eCatholic) or just your Twitter handle (e.g., eCatholic).