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Social Media Icon Links Popular Module

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  • This extension requires registration to download.
Promote your social media profiles with the Social Media Icon Links module. This module will display Web 2.0 icons that link to your social media profiles. Display up to 30 icons for the most popular social media sites with 5 different icons sizes: 60px, 48px, 32px, 24px, and 16px. This is a very simple and easy to use module that will save you time while adding some cool icon links on your Joomla website.

Features include:

* 30 Web 2.0 style icons
* 5 different icon sizes: 60px, 48px, 32px, 24px, and 16px.
* Now supports icon theme packs!
* We will be releasing new theme packs every month
* Option to allow links to open in a new browser window
* Option to include the rel="nofollow" link attribute
* Change hover text for mouseover for "Follow us on..."
* Now you can easily add your own icons
* Now includes option for additional icon themes

Package includes:
* Module for Joomla 1.5
* Module for Joomla 1.6 AND Joomla 1.7

This module is FREE to use at your disposal.

To get started just download and install the module via your joomla installer. Then modify the parameters in the module manager. Add your social media profile URLs. Any URL fields left empty simply won't display that icon link.

Version 1.6 Changelog

* Now provides the option for additional icon themes
* New themes are available for download
* Fixed typo for RSS Feed link
* Provides option to properly disable the friendly backlink

Version 1.5.11 Changelog:

* Fixed typo for W3C validation

Version 1.5.10 Changelog:

* Completely recoded for better performance and cleaner output
* Changed from list format to allow easier CSS styling
* Added Icon alignment parameter
* Added CSS Tooltips
* Ability to modify the Tooltip text in the parameters
* You can now change the order of the icons
* Ability to easily add your own icons

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Reviews: 1
Love the module, it was easy to use and very customizable. Would love it if you could add Foursquare and Photobucket to the list of websites. Thanks.
Reviews: 7
WOW! This is a great module. Easy to install, easy to configure. I can't say enough good things about this and it's FREE!
Reviews: 3
This module is hands down the best social link and social commenting tool I have used to date. Easy to use, tons of options and does exactly what is claimed. I use it on a few Joomla 2.5 sites and it works perfectly.
Reviews: 5
Apart from having to ensure that you disable the "Friendly link" which can be bad for SEO, this plugin is very easy to install, has all the features you'd expect, is simple to customise and works well, including on Joomla 2.5.7 installations.

Well done guys, and thanks!
Reviews: 6
Good job guys..thank you for this module its easiest social presence module there is with lots of options and icons to choose from..and you can download more :)
Reviews: 1
Very easy extension to operate however I wish it had an update to include a NewsLetter Icon instead of having to use a pre-existing icon such as feed. Also may need an update for pinterest users as well
Reviews: 2
Being a bit of a Joomla newbie I had a little more trouble than others getting this to fly (mostly my own problems and not that of the extension). Otherwise this extension did exactly what it advertised and does it very well. I'm a fan.

And since the answer isn't here for those who complain about the "hidden link" it just is a Y/N for "Show a Friendly Link" in the Module manager.
Reviews: 1
I was looking for something like this, and it looked like about the best of the bunch, but it was only recorded as up to 1.7, and none of the alternatives were any better.

As my site is 2.5.2, I wanted something compatible, but as there was nothing, I figured I would give this one a go.

It installed, and 5 minutes later I have LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter links on my site.

Excellent job !!!!
Reviews: 6
It's simple and complete extension!

Great work guys!
Reviews: 1
But doesn't seem to work with 1.7.3 as the compatibility statement indicates.
Reviews: 1
I use the module and it works great.
The only thing I'm missing is the way to add an additional icon.
I wan't to add a Hyves icon with link. (
Would be a great enhancement to make it possible
Reviews: 1
Works great and look nice! thanks!
Reviews: 6
I downloaded and installed on my non-profit site, and connected the module to Facebook. The whole process went smoothly and had no issues. Great job!
Reviews: 43
I will be using this on most of my websites now for a few reasons. 1. I have realised a module is better than a plugin for social networking as plugins don't always work consistently across all components whereas the module can be set up to be displayed consistently on every page. 2. This module is W3C compliant and this is unusual with social networking extensions. 3. I install the "PGT SocialWeb" module to provide "Share" functionality and "Social Media Icon Links" uses very similar icons so that they compliment each other well. Thanks for providing this excellent free extension!
Reviews: 1
This module injects hidden links, and its not disclosed. In addition to the registration requirement this is purely designed for the publishers benefit.

The module does what it says, but the configuration is tedious. It requires specific links for all social networks, so for example to include a digg icon you must also include a digg link.
Owner's reply

This module DOES NOT include any hidden links. There is a link that can be disabled from the module parameters.
"Show friendly link?" Y/N

Please test the module before posting incorrect information on reviews.

Reviews: 8
Great module! Easy to install and use.
Reviews: 2
Very easy and simple in use.
Reviews: 69
I had been creating custom HTML modules for all of my sites to include social media icons. I tried a few other extensions that promised to do the same thing, but gave up on them for various reasons. I stumbled upon this one recently and it does the trick perfectly. Thanks for a great (and free!) extension :)
Reviews: 5
This is an excellent and simple module that does just what it is supposed to. Can't ask for it to be any different or any easier. One suggestion though. Add a small line to the doc that alerts installers that to add a new icon, it must be added to all five sizes to show up in one list. I worked and hour trying to figure out why, when I added a new Icon to level 4, it did not show up in my list.
Reviews: 1
It's good to try out some new extensions on Joomla 1.6RC. This was the only one like it that had a native version. This module is great, it does exactly what it says. I emailed the support regarding how to add my own icon, they got back to me within a few minutes and walked me through it step by step. Keep up the good work guys!
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