Add new entries to the "Social Links" Dashboard page

Sep 16, 2015
By Daenu for Developers

First of all search for the desired Awesome icon here. In this example search for "stackexchange".

  1. Click on the icon in the result list.

  2. The HTML-code for the icon appears: ... class="fa fa-stack-exchange"....

  3. Copy just the stack-exchangepart without the fa fa-. Concrete CMS is taking care of it.

  4. In your project, create the file /application/config/concrete.php.

  5. Add to this file the following code:

<?php
return [
    'social' => [
        'additional_services' => [
            [
                'stackexchange', // the handle
                'StackExchange', // the title which will be shown in the dropdown
                'stack-exchange', // the icon name copied before
            ]
        ],
    ],
];

If you have previously added manual configuration items to this file you will need to add this new section as an additional array item.

That's it. Upload the file, empty site cache and you'll have a new entry in the Social Link Service Dropdown. Note that the Awesome icon needs to exist.

Recent Tutorials
Updating Concrete Themes from Version 8 to Version 9
Nov 24, 2022

This tutorial covers commonly encountered issues when upgrading a Concrete CMS theme from version 8 to version 9

Transferring ownership of an add-on and a theme
Nov 15, 2022
By katzueno.

If you encounter a Concrete CMS add-on or theme that you love but not being maintained, you may want to ask the author to help or take over the add-on or theme. Here is the quick step-by-step guide of how to transfer the ownership.

How to update Add-Ons if not on the Update Add-Ons Menu item
Jul 4, 2022

How to manually download an add-on and update it when your site's core versions isn't considered compatible with the add-on version.

Generate a report with author information and form summaries in Concrete CMS.
May 9, 2022

In Concrete CMS, you can use a form to initiate contact between logged-in users and then create helpful reports. After form submissions are collected, they can be searched, sorted, and exported as a spreadsheet. This tutorial will detail how to add author information to a report using the advanced search.

How to clone and customize Atomik theme
Feb 14, 2022
By linuxoid.

How to clone and customize Atomik theme

Update jQuery to 3.5 on Concrete CMS version 8.5.x
Dec 1, 2021
By hissy.

If you have to take some time to fix your site to work with version 9 and want to update jQuery immediately, you can override it.

Was this information useful?
Thank you for your feedback.