Today we released a new plugin for WordPress that allows you to easily add links to all of your social media profiles in any widgetized area on your site.
This is the first version of the Social Icons Widget plugin. This is an extremely simple plugin that basically does nothing but list the links you add to it in the Widget control panel. The key to this plugin, though, is the fact that it includes filters to let you easily customize it to your needs. There are filters that allow you to expand (or reduce) the list of social media profiles that should be listed; and there are filters that allow you to completely control the output of the widget. You can read more about the plugin on the Social Icons Widget page, or in the readme file.
The main idea behind this new plugin is to allow you to add a row (or column) of social media profile icons. Some examples might look like the items shown in the gallery below.