Sign in to your GetSiteControl account. If you do not yet have an account, create one, it is free.
When you are in your Dashboard, click the green Create widget button and then select Follow from the drop-down list.
On the Appearance tab choose where you want to position your widget. The most popular position for the Follow widget is a set of buttons either on the right or on the left side of the page.
You will find the Choose a color section on the same tab. Click the Theme button to pick a color for your widget. Here you can choose from the colors used on your website or pick any other color. Try different color options to see which one looks best on your website - you will see the result in the preview window on the right. You can also click the Full-size preview link to see a bigger preview of the widget on your website.
Next switch to the Content tab and choose what social networks you want to include. By default the widget includes two buttons - ‘Follow on Facebook’ and ‘Follow on Twitter’. If you want to add more networks, click +Add button that will open a drop-down list of available options.
Add links to your or your company’s social media profiles, the ones you want your website visitors to follow. You can also change the label ‘Follow on’ to any other words you like.
When you are done editing your new widget, click OK. Please note, that when you first create a widget, it is not activated and not displayed on your website. When you are ready to publish the widget, activate it.
That’s it. Your follow buttons have been published and visitors of your website can now easily find you on social networks and follow your profiles.
Other articles you might find helpful:
- How to add social sharing buttons to your website
- How to create a website notification bar
- How to add an image to your widget
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