How to Setup Social Icons in AbanteCart

Learn How to Setup Social Icons in AbanteCart in this Guide

In this guide, we’ll show you how to setup social icons in AbanteCart. After installing AbanteCart, you may have noticed the social media buttons on the top right of your site header. By default, they are set to go to the social networks for AbanteCart. 

Social media is a great way to connect to your customers and build a stronger relationship. This can improve customer loyalty and encourage visitors to return to your site, since your posts can show up in their feeds if they are following you.

First, we’ll teach you how to update the links to go to your social media pages, then we’ll show you how to remove unwanted buttons. 

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You must have AbanteCart installed before you can follow this guide. This can be accomplished with just one click by using Softaculous.

Don’t have time to read the article? Watch our walk-through video.

Update Social Media Links

In this section, we’ll show you how to update your social media buttons to link to your pages. After installing AbanteCart, you’ll need to replace the existing links with your actual social media URL’s. 

By default, AbanteCart includes buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, rss, Google+, Skype, and Flickr. We will now walk you through modifying these buttons using the Visual editor, but if you are comfortable using HTML you can edit them that way instead. 

  1. Login to your AbanteCart Admin Panel.
  2. Click Design then Layouts in the navigation menu.
    Accessing the design layouts menu in AbanteCart
  3. Locate the Social Icons block and click the edit block icon. It looks like a gear.
    Editing Social Icons in AbanteCart
  4. Switch to the Visual tab.
    Accessing the Visual Editor in AbanteCart
  5. Click the social media icon you want to update then click the Insert/edit link icon.
    Editing URL link in AbanteCart
  6. You can then edit the URL using the HTML/Text. For example, you should replace “http://www.facebook.com/AbanteCart” with your actual facebook URL.
    Setup Social Icons in AbanteCart -  Edit Links
  7. Click the Save button.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 for each social icon.
  9. Alternatively, you can switch to the HTML/Text editor tab and update the links using HTML.

Remove Social Media Buttons

There may be social media buttons on your page that you do not utilize. These can be easily removed by deleting the links from the AbanteCart Admin panel. For this section, we are using the HTML editor since you just have to delete the line for the option you want to remove. Below are the steps to accomplish this.

  1. Login to your AbanteCart Admin Panel.
  2. Click Design then Layouts in the navigation menu.
  3. Edit the Social Icons block by clicking the gear button.
    Editing Social Icons in AbanteCart
  4. Delete the social media links that you want to remove.In this example below, I’m deleting the “Googleplus” button.
    Setup Social Icons in AbanteCart - Remove Buttons
  5. Scroll down and click Save. The social media button will then be removed.

Congratulations, now you know how to setup social icons in AbanteCart! Now you can start driving more traffic to your social media accounts. Check out our AbanteCart section for more helpful tutorials. 

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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