This is a short tutorial on how to implement a custom share bar using icon fonts from icmoon.io and lightweight code placed in functions.php. This is really for WordPress developers who want a framework they can customize themselves. If you’re not a developer, it works well out of the box if you are brave enough to implement it yourself.
There are 4 steps outlined below, 5 steps if you want to take the customization of the icons further (recommended!). I haven’t gotten around to making this a plugin yet, but that may happen soon. Until then, follow these steps.
Unzip and place the contents into a folder that the CSS below will reference. In my example it is a folder name “fonts” which shares the same directory as the CSS file.
Check out the bottom of this post below my author profile for a preview of what it should look like (roughly). Go wild and customize to your heart’s content. A quick side note – Facebook and Twitter et al have been known to deprecate APIs in the past, so there’s no telling when support for the sharing features that this function uses will stop. Just a heads up!