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Custom Social Media Icons for Your Wix Website

At WIXCreate, we specialize in website design and are dedicated to helping our clients create visually appealing and highly functional websites. Whether you're looking to build a new website from scratch or enhance an existing site, our team is here to provide expert guidance and support. In line with our commitment to offer practical tips and useful resources, this blog post will guide you through adding custom SVG social media icons to your Wix website, ensuring it not only looks great but also aligns perfectly with your brand identity.


Real-World Example: Custom Social Media Icons in Action

At WIXCreate, we pride ourselves on crafting websites that are not only functional but visually striking. To illustrate how custom SVG social media icons can enhance a website, here are some screenshots from projects we've delivered to our clients:


Client Website #1: Play Spaces & Recreation Areas

In this example, you can see how the sleek, custom-designed icons blend seamlessly with the site's fun and playful aesthetic.


Client Website #2: Hospitality Contractor

Here, the icons used for social media as well as the phone number and email address reflect the company's brand colors.


These screenshots demonstrate the versatility and customizability of SVG icons, showing how they can be tailored to complement any site design, aligning perfectly with the brand’s identity. Our clients have found that these tailored icons not only add to the visual appeal but also enhance user engagement.


Step 1: Obtain Your SVG Icons

First, acquire SVG files for the social media icons you need. If you're looking for free SVG icons for your website, there are several reliable resources where you can find high-quality icons suitable for various design needs. Here are some excellent options:


  1. FontAwesome - FontAwesome offers a comprehensive set of icons used widely in web design. While it includes both free and paid versions, the free set is quite extensive and can be easily integrated into any web project.

  2. Iconmonstr - This website provides a vast collection of free, high-quality SVG icons without requiring attribution. The icons are simple and clean, making them suitable for many design aesthetics.

  3. SVGRepo - SVGRepo hosts thousands of free SVG vectors and icons available for personal and commercial use. It allows you to edit icons before downloading, which is a handy feature for quick customizations.

  4. Icons8 - Icons8 offers a large library of icons that include free options. These can be customized online (color, size, etc.) before downloading.

  5. Feather - Feather is a collection of simply beautiful open source icons. Each icon is designed on a 24x24 grid with an emphasis on simplicity, consistency, and readability.

  6. Iconscout - Iconscout offers a selection of free icons along with their paid collections. The free icons are available in various formats, including SVG, and cover a broad range of categories.

  7. Boxicons - Boxicons is a carefully designed collection of over 1500 free vector icons. They offer both basic and solid versions of icons, tailored for web design.


These websites provide a good mix of icon styles and usability, making them excellent resources for enhancing your web projects with custom SVG icons.


Ensure to choose icons in a simple, single-color format to facilitate easy color editing directly in Wix.


Step 2: Upload the SVG Files to Wix

  1. Log in to your Wix account and access the site editor.

  2. Navigate to Add > Decorative > Icons.

  3. Select More Icons > Upload Media, and upload your SVG files.


Step 3: Customize Your Icons’ Colors in Wix Editor

Once your SVG icons are uploaded:

  1. Drag and drop the icons to your desired page location.

  2. Select an icon and click on Design.

  3. Choose your preferred color to match your brand’s theme. The beauty of SVG icons is that they can be easily recolored within the Wix Editor, allowing them to adapt to any future design changes seamlessly.


Step 4: Link the Icons

Link each icon to its respective social media profile by clicking on the icon and then the Link option. Make sure the links open in a new window to keep visitors on your site.


Step 5: Optimize for Mobile — Hide Icons and Use Quick Action Bar

To ensure a clean mobile layout:

  1. Hide the desktop-only icons in the mobile view by selecting each icon and adjusting its visibility settings.

  2. Add a Quick Action Bar by switching to the mobile editor, clicking on Add > Quick Action Bar, and customizing it with social media actions linked to your profiles.


Step 6: Enhance SEO and Accessibility

Assign descriptive alt text to each icon for SEO benefits and to aid accessibility. This can be done through the icon's Settings panel.


Step 7: Test and Publish

Preview your site in both desktop and mobile views to ensure everything functions correctly and looks aesthetically pleasing. Adjust as necessary, then publish your updates.


Using custom SVG icons enhances your site’s visual appeal and functionality, perfectly reflecting your brand’s personality. If you need further assistance or professional guidance, the team at WIXCreate is always ready to help with new websites and website enhancements. Visit us at www.wixcreate.com for more tips, updates, and expert website design services.

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