How to Enter Your Social Networks into a Forage Site
Forage has become a wildly popular service offered over here at ClickNathan.com, so it’s time to start putting up more and more documentation on these starter sites.
For those just stumbling upon this page, Forage is my starter website design package for those who aren’t ready to dive into fully custom web design just yet.
Today we’ll run through how to add social media options to your Forage site.
Firstly, you’ll need to login to your site’s WordPress install, at
yourdomainname.com/wp-admin. Note you’ll need to replace yourdomainname.com with your actual domain.
Once you do, find the Theme Options in the left side navigation.
There are several tabs on this page, and the social media settings are on the first tab. There is also a ton of good info right there inline, but we’ll review them again.
Google Analytics is not technically a social aspect, but will add the necessary code to make Google Analytics work on your site. Highly recommended as this will give you powerful insights into who is coming to your site, how many visitors you have, what pages they visit, where they leave, and so very much more.
Twitter Username This will add code to your site that helps your content stand out on Twitter. This should either be your personal account, or a company account if you have two.
Twitter Creator If you entered a company account above, you can enter your personal one here.
Facebook Admin and Facebook Admin 2 allow you to associate up to two users on Facebook with the site.
Open Graph Default Image should be an image exactly 1200 px wide by 630 px high. This will be shown by default when your content is shared on Facebook, if you haven’t set an image via any Page or Post’s Featured Image or in the SEO box on that content’s editor screen.
Schema Logo Image must be an image that fits into a 600 pixels wide by 60 pixels high box, and will be used at times by Google in their search results.
Additional Social Accounts
This area will control the actual links that will appear in the footer of your site. Add a URL or Twitter handle to one of these boxes, and a small icon will appear at the bottom of every page of your site for that social account. You can add as many or as little as you’d like. The current options include:
Finally, you have the ability to hide these social icons in the footer if you would like, too.
Just go to the Footer tab on this page and check the box labeled Hide the social media links in the footer.
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