My Work

I’m a web developer by trade. Over the years, I’ve done some interesting things. This page will highlight some of them:

WordPress Plugins

Social Media Widget

I recently sold the intellectual rights to this product, so it is no longer mine and I no longer support it.

The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.

The Social Media widget is a plugin I developed a couple years ago to take care of a personal issue I was having. I couldn’t find a bookmark that simply let me link to my social media profiles. I was perplexed. How could something so simple never have been properly developed? Well, I solved that and developed it myself. This thing is jam packed with icons. Over the years, folks have recommended social sites that I’ve slowly but surely incorporated into the plugin. Check it out if you have a WordPress site!

3 Responses

  1. Brian Bornstein
    Brian Bornstein · May 7, 2012 at 07:34:29 · →

    Hi Brian,

    I’ve tweeted you and written the same question below on the WordPress support site, so sorry for bombarding you.

    I am using your lovely social media widget and there is just one thing I want to customise but I can’t work out how.

    I would like to add padding on top of the social media icons so they aren’t so close to the top of my site.

    What code do I place in the CSS file to allow padding before the icons and where in the file do I place this code?

    To see what I mean you can find my site at:

    You help would be appreciated.


  2. Kyle Gorjanc
    Kyle Gorjanc · April 14, 2012 at 00:18:05 · →

    Hey Brian!

    As a big fan of modular and customizable ANYTHING so of course I’m in love with this widget. I’m slowly teaching myself coding but while I’m trying really hard to figure out the code behind your widget it’s just plainly a little over my head. I’m hoping you can lend me some of your expertise.

    What I’d like to do is modify the plugin to create, instead of a widget, an author bio box with a Gravatar image, a text box that could contain bio information and contact icons that match the icon packs in your widget and also have some options for user-uploaded sites and icons. The idea is that this box would show up at the end of each of our posts on our (multi-author) site, so readers can quickly and easily contact each of our authors.

    After reading through all the code for your widget and all the code for a couple author box plugins I know deep down that this probably isn’t as hard as it seems to me and I’m wondering if it might not be as simple as adding a modification to the existing plugin. Think you know where I could go from here?

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