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Captain Social Documentation

Captain Social is a very simple plugin that simply allows you add some nice looking social media icons anywhere on your site. Did I mention they’re retina-ready?


After installing the plugin, you’ll have a new settings page found under Settings > Captain Social. That page will look like this:

So you have 16 social networks to add your profile links to:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Github
  • Google+
  • Dribbble
  • Behance
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Rdio

If I’m missing one you’d really like, let me know and I’ll consider adding it.

Only the profiles you’ve added will be shown, so it’s completely up to you how many you have.


Once you’ve added a few of your social media URLs, you need to insert them in your site. There are 2 ways to do this:

Firstly, you can do it using PHP:

Secondly, you can insert the icons with a shortcode like so:

It’ll look a little bit like this:

Frequently Asked Questions

I want this and this and this feature!

The Plugin is intentionally pretty simple. It has a focus on being closely-integrated with themes made by Captain Theme, but as I thought it may be useful for others I decided to release it publicly.

I always appreciate feedback & ideas, so please open a support post and let me know what you think I should do! I don’t plan on updating the plugin too quickly or soon but I do plan on releasing a more ‘advanced’ version soon when I have the time :)

I inserted mine but it looks different to your screenshots!
Most likely it’s being caused by your theme’s styles being set to generically and as such they’re interfering with the style of Captain Social. Either switch themes or repair the damage yourself by using Firebug or Chrome Developer Tools to find the issue causing it and then add the appropriate styles to your site either with a child theme, by editing the parent theme’s files (not recommended) or using the Jetpack plugin’s Custom CSS Page.

Other Notes


Version 1.1.0 (25/03/2013):
-Added Tumblr, LinkedIn, Instagram, Behance, SoundCloud, Spotify & Rdio Support.

Version 1.0.0 (15/11/2012):
-Initial Release.


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