This Follow Me widget will display formatted icons for popular social websites, allowing users to click them and follow your account.
Adding the Follow Me Widget
- Go to your Control Panel, click to expand Appearance, and select Layout.
- Click on the Add New Widget button and select the Follow Me Widget
- Configure the widget by entering the the URL of your profile from a social media site. Accepted sites are: Facebook, Virb, MySpace, Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, blip.tv, last.fm, LinkedIn, Delicious, and Tumblr.
- Save the form.
- Drag and drop the Follow Me widget into your page layout.
- Save Layout.
You can also choose whether the widget displays the name of the social account, or just the icon,
Should be used: When you want to connect users to your sites social network accounts.
Should not be used: When you want users to share your content on their personal social networks -- use the AddThis widget instead.