The Font Awesome for Divi Builder plugin received an important update!!!
Font Awesome has changed their apporach in how the icon library can be included with a site – for good. Until now when a new version of the icon library was released you needed to paste a new code into the head of your site. Now this is over. There is one code (you can generate it here) which you never have to change again and you will always receive the latest and greatest of font icon.
Note: you will need to generate your own Font Awesome embed code here
! It is not provided by The Divi Maganize.
This change has also been reflected in the Font Awesome for Divi Builder plugin. Activate it, enter the code received from Font Awesome and you are ready to go – for a loooooooong time. 🙂
Also a new feature of the plugin is a dashboard widget where you will receive news about any updates and news from The Divi Magazine.
Head over to the store to grab the new version, or just click this button below:
The Font Awesome for Divi plugin has been updated! And what an update!!! Font Awesome for Divi Builder 2.2 supports not only the Divi theme, but also the Divi Builder plugin (with any theme) and the Extra theme as well!
(Yes, the plugin has been renamed to TDM: Font Awesome for Divi Builder, as the Divi Builder plugin is the core element of all three items.)
What else do you get with this version?
[Bugfix] No error messages are shown on frontend or backend after first plugin activation (when no data is saved yet)
[Bugfix] Styles are not loaded anymore when Font Awesome is disabled
[Feature] Styles can be loaded when other plugin is used to load Font Awesome
[Feature] You can keep the options when deleting the plugin
Where can I get the Font Awesome for Divi Builder 2.2 plugin?
Go and grab the plugin from the store for free, while stocks last! 🙂
(If you feel generous, you can invite me for a coffee here.)
How do I install the plugin?
Just like any other WordPress plugin.
Method 1: In your WP admin go to Plugins > Add New > Upload > Select the zip file and click the button.
Method 2: Unzip the zip file and copy the contents (including the parent directory) via ftp to your server under ‘wp-content/plugins’.
How do I upgrde from an older version?
Method 1: In your WP admin go to Plugins, delete the old plugin, then add the new plugin. Warning: your settings will not be saved! That feature comes in the new version.
Method 2. Upload the files to your server via ftp and simply override the old files. Your settings will be kept!
Where will I find the settings?
In your WP admin area, either under the menu ‘Divi’ or ‘Extra’, depending on the theme you use. For the Divi Builder plugin it is also under the menu ‘Divi’.
Do you have other information on Font Awesome and Divi?
Yes, here is the list of posts that have to do with Font Awesome and Divi:
To follow up last weeks post about using Font Awesome icons for a blurb instead of the built in Elegant Font icons, and as promised, here is what you can do to make it easier, faster and using less code and clicking to use them in blurbs all over your site.
Note 1: This post is not about using more than 1 icon in one blurb! Why would you anyway, right? 🙂
Note 2, to set the expectations: This solution needs some very minor technical experience (basically search and copy-paste). The solution IS simple, however it does not provide a super-simple click-and-drag-and-it-works solution. (I’m thinking about one, but it’s a tad bit difficult.)
At last, the second version of Font Awesome for Divi is out!!! Check it, grab it, use it and rate it!
Divi includes a very nice icon set, the Elegant Icon Font. It has a stunning 360 icons, however that was not good enough for me. 🙂 So I checked around a bit.
There are couple of free icon font sets on the web. My personal favourite is Font Awesome, which I believe is becoming the non-plus-ultra in this area and it’s totally free! The collection (version 4.3.0) currently packs 519 amazing icons for different categories like web applications, gender icons, file types, and so on. Even some Star Wars related ones!!! Click to see how to integrate it in your Divi powered WordPress site and get some tips on formatting.