Info [cXF] Social Icons in Header

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Info [cXF] Social Icons in Header

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May 18, 2015
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This add-on will add an option for social icons (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+), RSS or contact icon to show in header.

* if you will use Font Awesome icons, it is recommended to install this add-on: [cXF] Font Awesome Switch 4.6.1 | customizeXF, unless you already have them installed by a third party style or add-on.

Download it here: [cXF] Social Icons in Header

  • show social network icons in header (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+)
  • show RSS icon in header
  • show contact icon in header
  • all icons a customizable (color, hover color, size, icon can be changed)
  • option to open links in new tab
  • option to load Font Awesome locally or by CDN
  • option to position icons in header (move up/down, left/right)
  • option to set icons size on mobile landscape view (suggest to set them smaller if you have all icons enabled)
  • option to disable icons on mobile screens completely

Example screens:

Style property group is below Header and Navigation group


Example for editing the Facebook icon


  1. Download and unzip it
  2. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page
  3. Upload the xml file and click the Install Add-on button.

  • tested on default style only


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How do you think this work work on my Ford Thunderbird Forum ? I noticed on your site, you have a lot of space to the right, so when I flip my Galaxy S6 Edge+ to landscape I can see the icons on the phone, however you will notice on my site, the header takes up the whole space. Of course on Tablets and PC's you can see some space. I only need room for Facebook/Twitter/Google
It would be nice to be able to see them on mobile, but I would rather the header take up the whole space because I think it looks good. I'm actually thinking the social media icons would look better inside the Menu Bar where the Dark Purple area is to the right, what do you think? Is that possible?


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I was looking at the add on more today and realized there are settings for positioning as well. After messing around with it, I came up with the layout below. I think it would be good to be able to control the positioning for mobile devices as a separate setting along with the font size which you have already implemented. I really don't need as much margin for the icons on mobile devices.



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