Better Font Awesome


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Better Font Awesome allows you to automatically integrate the latest available version of Font Awesome into your WordPress project, along with accompanying CSS, shortcodes, and TinyMCE icon shortcode generator.


  • Always up-to-date – automatically fetches the most recent available version of Font Awesome, meaning you no longer need to manually update the version included in your theme/plugin.

  • Backwards compatible – shortcode output is automatically updated depending on which version of Font Awesome you choose, meaning that you can switch versions without having to modify your shortcodes.

  • Compatible with other plugins – designed to work with shortcodes generated with plugins like Font Awesome Icons, Font Awesome More Icons, and Font Awesome Shortcodes, so you can switch to Better Font Awesome and your existing shortcodes will still work.

  • CDN speeds – Font Awesome CSS is pulled from the super-fast and reliable jsDelivr CDN.

  • Shortcode generator – includes an easy-to-use TinyMCE dropdown shortcode generator.


All settings can be adjusted via Settings → Better Font Awesome.


Better Font Awesome can be used in 3 different ways: shortcode, HTML, and TinyMCE

1. Shortcode

[icon name="flag" class="2x spin border" unprefixed_class="my-custom-class"]

Note that prefixes (fa- and icon-) are not required, but if you do include them things will still work just fine! Better Font Awesome is smart enough to know what version of Font Awesome you’re using and correct of the appropriate prefix.

Questo significa che funzioneranno tutti gli shortcode dell’elenco seguente, indipendentemente dalla versione di Font Awesome che scegli:
[icon name=”flag” class=”2x spin border”]
[icon name=”icon-flag” class=”icon-2x icon-spin icon-border”]
[icon name=”fa-flag” class=”fa-2x fa-spin fa-border”]
[icon name=”icon-flag” class=”fa-2x spin icon-border”]

You can read more about shortcode usage on Github

2. TinyMCE

Better Font Awesome also provides you with an easy-to-use drop down menu when editing in TinyMCE’s visual mode. Check out our Screenshots to see what it looks like.


Note that prefixes are required for HTML usage, and are version-specific. For this reason, shortcode usage is encouraged over HTML. If you do want to use HTML, however, you can read more on the Font Awesome site.

Advanced / Integration

Better Font Awesome is built around the Better Font Awesome Library. This library allows you to integrate Better Font Awesome into any custom project you want to create (perhaps a theme or plugin with a constantly up-to-date icon list), and includes all the filters you might need.

Languages / Translations


Many thanks to the following plugins and their authors:

And many thanks to the following folks who helped with testing and QA:

Screenshot (schermate di esempio)

  • The icon shortcode dropdown selector
  • Better Font Awesome settings, accessed via Impostazioni → Better Font Awesome


Questa sezione descrive come installare il plugin e farlo funzionare.

  1. Upload Better Font Awesome to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! Now you can use 3 different methods (shortcode, HTML, TinyMCE) to insert Font Awesome icons, all outlined in the Description section.


In cosa questo plugin si distingue dagli altri plugin Font Awesome?

Questo plugin ha la caratteristica unica di scaricare automaticamente tutte le versioni disponibili di Font Awesome. Ciò vuol dire che non dovrai più aspettare che lo sviluppatore del plugin aggiunga l’ultima versione. Inoltre, Better Font Awesome è progettato per funzionare con una varietà di formati di shortcode utilizzati da altri plugin Font Awesome – in modo che si possa passare più facilmente a Better Font Awesome (per esempio, se hai bisogno di includere le icone dalla versione più recente di Font Awesome, che non sempre è disponibile con altri plugin), in modo che gli shortcode continuino a funzionare dopo il passaggio.

Mi serve installare dei file per i font?

No. Better Font Awesome scarica automaticamente tutto quello che serve, e lo fa dalla CDN superveloce jsDelivr.

Che succede nel caso abbia un altro plugin o tema che utilizza Font Awesome?

Better Font Awesome cerca di fare il possibile per caricarsi dopo un CSS Font Awesome esistente, in modo da minimizzare la possibilità di conflitti. Se riscontri comportamenti inattesi risultanti da conflitti con plugin/temi, puoi provare a spuntare la casella “Rimuovi gli stili Font Awesome esistenti” in Impostazioni → Better Font Awesome.


11 Aprile 2020
The plugin is not being updated. With an install base of 100k+, one would assume that author would not completely abandon the plugin, but that looks like exactly what he's done.
18 Ottobre 2019
My site broke when I moved the server. Installed plugin. Problem fixed. Easy as pie.
6 Aprile 2019
Finally, a way to stop the constant conflicts from other plugins using Font Awesome... that don't update to the latest versions. Thank you.
23 Novembre 2018
The description says "automatically fetches the most recent available version of Font Awesome" but fetches 4.7.0 when 5.4.2 is out. If it benefits from the old version, it should not act as recent
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Contributi e sviluppo

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Changelog (registro delle modifiche)


  • Fix functionality to hide/show admin notices.


  • Update fallback Font Awesome to v4.7.0.
  • Switch from using git submodules to composer dependency management for core library inclusion.


  • Update fallback Font Awesome to v4.6.3.


  • Update fallback Font Awesome to v4.5.0.
  • Add new bfa_icon_tag to allow for filtering default <i> tag.


  • Fix: refactor JS to allow icon shortcode insertion button to work in all instances (ACF Flexible and Repeater fields, divi, Black Studio TinyMCE ).


  • Fix: icon picker not working for ACF Pro repeater field.


  • Fix: icon picker not working for ACF repeater field.


  • Fix: icon picker not working for Black Studio TinyMCE Widget. (props @EJOweb and @marcochiesi)
  • Update fallback Font Awesome to version 4.4.0.


  • Update Better Font Awesome Library to version 1.3.4.
  • Fix double shortcode insert issue.
  • Fix behavior in which clicking shortcode insert button scrolls to top of page.


  • Update plugin and BFAL to all fire on init hook instead of mix of plugins_loaded and after_theme_setup. This should fix issues in which icons don’t show up when BFAL is used in other plugins.
  • Update iconpicker JS to avoid conflict that arose from preventing subsequent mouseup event listeners from firing.
  • Change appearance of iconpicker button to match default buttons.


  • Update Better Font Awesome Library with better prefix removal method for filtered icons.


  • Update admin JS to trigger icon picker on ALL TinyMCE initializations (e.g. Visual Composer and AJAX)


  • Replace outdated TinyMCE shortcode selector brand new jQuery dropdown selector that works in both the visual and text editor
  • Clean up CSS and JS


  • Update get_instance() call to work for older versions of PHP (< 5.3)


  • Attach load functionality to after_theme_setup hook to allow themes to filter options
  • Update fallback Font Awesome to version 4.3.0


  • Implement Ajax to save plugin settings (thanks Braad)


  • Fix SSL bug breaking wp_remote_get() from https.


  • Fix debuggin hook set to init instead of plugins_loaded.


  • Add admin setting to hide admin notices for API and CDN connectivity warnings.
  • Update translations.


  • Update included fallback to Font Awesome version 4.3.


  • Unhook library load() function from plugins_loaded and run directly from constructor (fixes bug preventing developers from overriding initialization easily).


  • Add fa_force_fallback and bfa_show_errors filters.
  • Add hex icon values as $icon array indexes.


  • Add missing isset() check that was causing intermittent warning.


  • Add French translation.
  • Correct text domain slug.


  • Add updated .pot file.
  • Further improve error handling and fallback.


  • Fix error handling for 404 API requests.


  • Fully refactor the back-end.
  • Switch to just using the jsDelivr CDN.
  • Implement transients to minimize load time.
  • Implement improved fallback handling (transient → wp_remote_get() → locally included files)
  • Switch out bulky Titan Framework for native Settings API.


  • Fixed missing icon previews in WordPress 3.8 and below.


  • Added ability to choose which CDN to use.
  • Added unprefixed_class shortcode attribute to allow for unprefixed shortcodes.
  • Updated prefixes to now return just the prefix without the dash (-).


  • Switched default   being output. Now the default “space” attribute is false, and can be set to true to optionally include a space.
  • PLEASE NOTE: this will affect existing shortcodes.


  • Fixed admin-styles.css bug that was applying FontAwesome font-face outside TinyMCE
  • Print JS variables in front-end to aid developers
  • Create global $better_font_awesome object for developers to access


  • Fixes issue of missing icon drop-down select menu in TinyMCE (adds compatibility for TinyMCE v4)


  • Added fixes for older versions of PHP (Titan Framework not found, unexpected “[“)


  • First release!