Difficult to title this -
I don’t need to know how to create a new icon, what I need to know is how to add a new social icon
which behaves exactly as the rest of the prepackaged ones do in my theme (White Space by Gumroad).
I’d link to a preview of White Space for RW here, but my experience is that adding links in this forum leads to idiots flagging posts as “spam” and my whole post is censored.
I need a “band camp” social icon added, it’s about the only one missing. From the White Space manual:
The Social Icons
In White Space you can add your own social icons by just inserting links anywhere on your page and give it the proper class. Here is a list of all available social icon classes:
facebook, twitter, rss, googleplus, linkedin, dribbble, youtube, flickr, skype, tumblr, foursquare, instagram, pinterest, email, soundcloud, reddit, delicious, lastfm, vimeo, yelp
And here is how you setup the links correctly:
1. Mark the text you want to transform into a button (the text doesn’t matter)
2. Click on the “Add Link” button in RapidWeaver (depends on the page type you use)
3. In the window that appears, set up your link as you would for a normal link (defining the link target) 4. In the Custom Attributes section, add an attribute with a name of class and in the value field, enter the correct class name (see above)
Now, if you did the steps above correctly, the social links should be shown as circles at the right side of your page.
Icons with Font Awesome
White Space includes the famous Font Awesome font library to create icons. Whenever you want to add an icon to your page, just insert the following piece of HTML code:
<i class=“fa fa-envelope”></i>
When you switch to Preview mode you will see an icon of an envelope where you inserted the code. Font Awesome includes over 400 icons. Please visit the project site to see what icons are available and what code you need to insert. The site can be found at:
The instructions are somewhat opaque on how to add a social button which behaves exactly as the included ones, and how to add a new class for this button. In the theme, the existing social buttons when added to the side bar will sit on the side and remain static when the page scrolls:
You cannot see any code pertaining to them when viewing the page with the little pencil icon - all you can see is the main content you have added. Hence there is nowhere to add any code to refer to new buttons that I can see:
(in the above image you can see I’ve obviously tried to take the manual literally and insert a class which will bring up that little envelope logo when I preview the page - of course all that happens is the button is missing).
<i class=“fa fa-envelope”></i>
Where on earth is that code supposed to go, given what I’ve explained?
I’ve downloaded the .SVG for band camp but where the heck does that go, when I can’t identify where the prepackaged social icons are?
I tried hunting for the whitespace theme file within the package contents of Rapidweaver to manually add the social icon, but it’s nowhere to be found…
Thanks for reading. I’ve tried reaching out to the creator but no response - have resubmitted a ticket just now but not expecting much.