How to Add Social Media Icons in WordPress Without Plugin?

Hi there. Welcome to another blog post. Today I am going to explain how you can add social media icons to your WordPress blog without using any plugin. Often you feel the need to show social media icons in your blog to redirect readers to your social media pages. You can do this easily without using any plugin or code.

Click the plus icon in the WordPress post editorAdd Social Media Icons - Click Plus Icon

Type Social Icons in the search box. Click the same in the search resultsAdd Social Media Icons - Social Icons

Click the Plus icon in the far right cornerAdd Social Media Icons - Add block

Search the social network you want to addAdd Social Media Icons - Select Icon

Click Browse all to see all 42 supported social networksAdd Social Media Icons - Search Icons

Once you have added the desired icons, click the individual icons and enter the URL where readers will be redirected after clicking these.Add Social Media Icons - Redirect URL

Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud. Here is How to Set Up

Hello and Welcome to another blog post. In this post I am going to explain how you can enable Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud (Apple ID) account.

Two-Factor Authentication adds another layer of security as it requires you to confirm the verification code sent to your device whenever you sign in to your account after you enter the password. It makes sure only the person who knows the password and has access to your device (mostly you) can sign in to your account.

You would like to check first if Two-Factor Authentication is available in your country. Learn more

Set up Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud (Apple ID)

Set up Two-Factor Authentication for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

  1. Navigate to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security
  2. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication
    Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud
  3. Tap Continue
  4. Enter the phone number where you want the verification code to be sent when you sign in. Choose if you want to receive it via a text message or an automated phone call
  5. Tap Next
  6. Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and set up Two-Factor Authentication

Set up Two-Factor Authentication for Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Apple ID
  2. Click Password & Security under your name
  3. Click Turn On next to Two-Factor Authentication
    Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID

Related: Own a Twitch Account? How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Twitch

For macOS Mojave or earlier

  1. Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences
  2. Click iCloud. Select Account Details
  3. Click Security
  4. Click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication

Note: Latest Apple IDs come with Two-Factor Authentication active by default. In this case you will fine the Two-Factor Authentication feature already turned ON.

Upgrade to Two-Factor Authentication on the Web

  1. Navigate to appleid.apple.com. Sign in to your Apple account
  2. Answer the security questions and click Continue
  3. You will be prompted to upgrade your account security. Click Continue
  4. Click Upgrade Account Security
  5. Specify the phone number where you want to receive the verification code when you sign in. Choose if you want to receive the code via text message or automated phone call
  6. Click Continue
  7. Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and activate Two-Factor Authentication

System Requirements for Two-Factor Authentication

Following system requirements are recommended on all the devices you use with your Apple ID

  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 and later
  • Mac with OS X El Capitan and iTunes 12.3 and later
  • Apple Watch with watchOS 2 and later
  • Apple TV HD with tvOS
  • Windows PC with iCloud for Windows 5 and iTunes 12.3.3 and later

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Twitch?

Setting up Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Twitch offers two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account against unauthorized access. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) allows you to use two different methods of verification to login to your Twitch account, your password and your mobile phone. If your password is compromised, hacker won’t be able to access your Twitch account without the verification code sent to your phone.

Note: If you own a WordPress website, follow the steps mentioned here to integrate Twitch login with your website that allows your website visitors to login to your website in one click via their Twitch accounts.

Enabling Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on Twitch

Login to your Twitch account if not already logged in. Make sure the email associated to your Twitch account is verified. Navigate to the Security and Privacy settings page and follow the steps mentioned below to enable two-factor authentication.

  • Scroll down to the Security section and click Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button.
Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Twitch
  • Click Enable 2FA
2FA Twitch
  • Enter your phone number and click Continue
Two-Factor Authentication on Twitch Phone Number
  • Enter the verification code you receive on your phone and select Continue
Two-Factor Authentication on Twitch Verification Code
  • If you have a preferred authentication app you can now scan the QR code displayed, using your phone camera. If you’re enabling Two-Factor Authentication on the Twitch mobile app you will need to use SMS
Two-Factor Authentication Factor Authentication on Twitch QR Code
  • If you do not have an authentication app you will need to download one from your phones respective app store. You may also opt to use SMS as an authenticator if you are unable to use an authenticator app.
  • After scanning the QR code, enter the 6 digit verification code generated in the authentication app. Click Submit.

Congratulations, you have secured your account with Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

How to Embed Instagram Feed to Any Website?

There is an easy way to embed Instagram feed to your website.

But why would you do that?

Displaying Instagram feed on your website allows you to boost your account’s exposure without a lot of work and it’s a fresh way to engage with your prospects. Apart from that, doing so can increase your customer conversion rate in the long run.

So here are the steps.

Embed Instagram Feed to any Website

Step 1: Decide which Instagram Post You Want to Display

Login to your Instagram account. Click the post that you want to embed.

Click the three dots in the top-right corner.

Embed Instagram Feed - Select the Post

Click Embed.

Embed Instagram Feed - Select Embed

Copy embed code.

Embed Instagram Feed - Copy Embed Code

Step 2: Edit the web page where you want to embed

Edit the web page and paste the HTML code you copied. If you are using WordPress, click the Plus icon.

Embed Instagram Feed - Click Plus Icon

Select Custom HTML and paste the code you just copied.

Embed Instagram Feed - Custom HTML

Save the changes to the web page.

Congratulations. You just embedded an Instagram post to your website

How to Copy Shortcodes and Code Snippets Properly in WordPress

Copying Shortcodes and Code Snippets from a web page and using in your own web page is not as easy as it looks especially when you are using visual mode of the page editor.

For example, if you copy the shortcode from the page and paste it in the content of your web page in the visual editor, you might get unexpected results because of the unwanted HTML being copied along with the text of the shortcode. At the link mentioned above the shortcode

is wrapped inside the <code> HTML tags. See the screenshot below.

You might end up copying the <code> tag with the shortcode and this could mess with the layout of the HTML block generated by the shortcode. To avoid this, you can use shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + V to just paste the text leaving any other HTML copied along. This option can also be accessed by right clicking the editor where you want to place the shortcode and selecting Paste as plain text in the context menu.

Another way to place shortcode properly is to use the Shortcode block in the Gutenberg editor.

Now Track Social Shares for Every Social Network

From version 7.13.20, you can track shares for every social share network you have integrated at your website by using the add-on Social Shares Tracker. Facebook had recently stopped serving shares via their graph API which Super Socializer used to show Facebook shares and this change has vanished the Facebook shares being displayed with the Facebook share icon at the websites that are using this plugin. Solution to track Facebook shares again is to use the add-on Social Shares Tracker as mentioned above.

Super Socializer Now Supports Discord, Stack Overflow and Amazon for Social Login

Super Socializer Version 7.13.16 now supports Discord, Stack Overflow and Amazon for Social Login.

Discord is an online community platform, initially created as space for the gamers to communicate with one another. In December 2020, Discord hit a milestone of 140 million monthly active users (Discord’s active user base has doubled since 2019)

Stack Overflow is a question and answer website for professional and enthusiast coders. As of March 2021 Stack Overflow has over 14 million registered users, and has received over 21 million questions and 31 million answers.

Amazon is an international e-commerce company offering online retail, computing services, consumer electronics, digital content as well as other local services such as daily deals and groceries. There are 310 million active Amazon customer accounts worldwide.

Plugin now supports an option Disable Social Login for admin accounts that allows you to disable Social Login for administrators of the website. This option can be found in the Basic Configuration section at the Super Socializer > Social Login configuration page.

Third party libraries being used for Twitter login, Line login, Steam Login and Vkontakte Login were conflicting with the same libraries being used in other plugins. There is now a check in place that checks if these PHP classes are already being used in other plugins or themes.

Plugin now uses the latest version 10.0 of Facebook SDK.

Some text strings were not being translated when using any of the languages that plugin supports. These are “More” that you see on hovering the More icon in the social share bar, “Copy Link” that you see in the Title and Alt attributes of the Copy Link share icon and “Search” placeholder that appears in the Search textbox of the More social share popup.