Loving these easy to add icons from Font Awesome! I think this is one of these times where I’m embarrassingly late to the party (like that guy at your neighbor’s barbeque who keeps asking if you’ve seen WhateverLatestMeme) but I just found these and am realizing how terrific they are.
Easy breezy, just sign up and put the script in your header (if you have Divi or Studiopress there are theme option or hooks to do this easily!)
I don’t entirely still understand how icons from FA work… It almost seemed like hotlinking at first but that didn’t seem quite right… I did some digging and by putting the script in your header, you now have a different font available to use. The icons are just “letters” in the font.
“FontAwesome icons are fonts.”
“The icons are the font’s characters. As a crude example: the letter “Z” could be designed to look like a suitcase, saved as a font and then used on a website.”
“…Icon fonts are just like any other font except that the characters are styled to look like icons. FontAwesome uses a range of characters reserved for “private use”.
So good stuff! An easy way to use icons and know they will just work, rather than fussing with your own graphics. Let me know how it works out for you if you try using FontAwesome – I love the feedback.