Want to add Font Awesome icons to WordPress?Font Awesome icons are awesome (sic!) because, unlike regular images:You can resize them with no quality loss because they’re vectors.They’re super easy to customize – you can change sizes, add animation, throw on a border, and lots more.Right this moment, Font Awesome includes over 2,986 different icons. And I’m going to show you 3 ways that you can start using them on your WordPress site.First, you’ll learn a simple manual method that you can use to add Font Awesome.Then, you’ll learn how you can use 2 different plugins to accomplish much the same thing.If you absolutely know that you want to use a plugin, click here to skip straight to that section. Otherwise, let’s get started with the manual method!How To Manually Add Font Awesome Icons To WordPressTo manually add Font Awesome icons to WordPress, all you need to do is enqueue a stylesheet in your WordPress theme. Sounds complicated, … [Read more...] about How To Add Font Awesome Icons To WordPress: 3 Easy Methods
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Sarah Gooding July 26, 2018 0 Font Awesome 5.2 was released yesterday with two new categories and 372 new icons, bringing the total number of free icons to 1,295. The open source vector icon font is used on more than 22 million sites across the internet. It’s also a popular icon font with WordPress theme and plugin developers. Version 5.2 introduces automotive and education categories, which should be useful to fill the gaps for designers and developers creating sites around these subjects. The release also adds 66 new and updated icons to the Medical category and 126 new and updated Maps icons. Font Awesome, originally created by Dave Gandy, is an SIL OFL-licensed icon font, with the code under the MIT License. Thanks to its GPL-friendly license, the icon font is widely used in WordPress’ theme and plugin ecosystem in both commercial and free products. Font Awesome’s Github issues queue is also loaded with icon requests that would be used in niche … [Read more...] about Font Awesome 5.2 Adds 372 New Icons, Introduces Automotive and Education Categories
Icon fonts can be a very useful tool for WordPress sites. They allow you to add symbols and images to your website without slowing it down. That and other reasons are why icon fonts have become popular in recent years. If you are not sure about this topic, this blog post is here to help you out. In it, you will learn what icon fonts are and why it’s a good idea to use them. After that, you will get step-by-step instructions on how to add icon fonts to your WordPress site, both manually and via plugins. Sounds good? Then let’s get cracking. What are Icon Fonts and Why Use Them? Before we talk about how to use icon fonts in WordPress, let’s first establish what they even are. They Contain Symbols Instead of Letters As the name suggests, icon fonts are typefaces just like other custom fonts. However, instead of letters and numbers, they contain symbols and pictograms. As a matter of fact, every WordPress site is equipped with an icon font by default. It is called … [Read more...] about Icon Fonts in WordPress
If you are currently using or looking to start using Font Awesome in your theme to get icons for your dashboard menu, but the icons you are wanting to use are in Font Awesome 5 and the version 4 implementation isn't working for newer icons. You might have been asking yourself the same question I have... How do I add Font Awesome 5 icons in WP Admin dashboard menu? Just so you know, I plan to answer my own question, so there will be no code or examples in the question section as everything you need to know will be in the answer. … [Read more...] about How to add Font Awesome 5 icons in WP Admin dashboard menu?