I am having this problem too. The module code in the custom 6 position somehow deleted itself - I never even oped the social module. So I dsiabled the editor and put the code back in. However, the icons still do not show now unless, strangely enough, I open Firebug. Only then will the social icons in custom 6 appear. I don't need to do anything with Firebug, but the mere act of opening it causes the icons to show. The icons were showing fine when I first installed the siteshaper. Somewhere along the line - without me even touching the custom 6 module at all - it has disappeared unless I open Firebug.
.....I did further testing and basically if you open the page and don't change the window size (most people wouldn't), then it won't show. But if you open the page and then change the browser window size even a little bit, then it will show. So, it needs the browser window to be resized after opening in order to display the icons in custom 6.
.....I did more testing and discovered that it's related to a div called 's5_floating_menu_spacer_remove'. I have no idea what this does but it has this CSS that causes the custom 6 position to disappear (and also messes up the top menu):
When I get rid of that height 106px in Firebug it restores everything to normal. So I guess I can try to remove that and see if that solves the window size problem. Where do I delete that CSS? Does it do anything important? I am so confused - I've hardly touched anything - I just did a couple of simple things in Vertex and disabled some modules.
The site is on my localhost, but when first installed works fine, so the localhost is capable of displaying it correctly no problem.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on? Bizarre stuff. Please help.