Customizing your WordPress site to reflect your brand’s current online presence sometimes involves updating the social media icons in your site’s header. If you’re using the Astra theme, you have the flexibility to modify these elements directly through the Header Builder. Removing unnecessary or outdated social media icons can streamline your website’s appearance and ensure that your visitors are directed to your active social media platforms. This guide will show you how to remove social media icons from the header in the Astra theme.
- Access WordPress Dashboard: Begin by logging into the backend of your WordPress site. This dashboard is where you manage all the aspects of your website.
- Navigate to Astra Settings: In the dashboard, look for the ‘Astra’ option in the left-hand menu bar. Click on it to access the settings for the Astra theme.
- Enter Theme Customizer: In the Astra settings area, find and click on the ‘Go to Customizer’ button or link. This action will open the WordPress Customizer, which allows you to make live changes to your theme.
- Open Header Builder: Inside the Customizer, locate and select the ‘Header Builder’. The Header Builder in Astra is a tool that lets you customize different parts of your site’s header.
- Click on Social: In the Header Builder, click on the ‘Social’ element. Note that this element will only be visible if the social module has been added to the header builder.
- Remove Social Icons: Find the social icons that you want to remove. Click on the ‘x’ icon next to the social media icon you wish to remove. Remember, the first icon in the list cannot be removed directly. If you need to remove the first icon, reorder the items first so that the icon you wish to remove is not the first one.
- Publish Changes: After removing the desired social media icons, click on the ‘Publish’ button to save and apply your changes to the live website.,
Customizing your website’s header by removing unnecessary social media icons is a simple yet effective way to ensure your website stays up-to-date and relevant to your online presence. By following these steps, you can easily manage the social media icons in your Astra-themed WordPress site, making sure they align with your current social media strategy. Always preview your changes to check their impact on the overall design and functionality of your site.