With Avada 5.8, we introduced the much-requested feature of Font Awesome Pro integration. If you have opted for a Font Awesome Pro subscription, you can now get access to the full range of FA Pro icons to use on your site.
The Font Awesome Pro subscription includes a lifetime license for the icons and toolkit, plus yearly renewable access to new icons, software updates, services, and hands-on support. Read on for more details!
To start using Font Awesome Pro, you just need to turn the feature on, and make sure your website is white-listed in your FontAwesome Account.
To start with, navigate to Avada > Theme Options > Advanced > Theme Features, and look for FontAwesome Pro. You can also just search for it in the Options search bar. Turn this to On and Save the Theme Options.
The next step is to whitelist the domain of the website you’ve just added Font Awesome Pro to. Go to the CDN section of your Font Awesome account to do this. You can add up to 30 sites.
You can also choose which Font Awesome icon subsets you want to load. You can add Light (Font Awesome Pro only), Solid, Brands and Regular. If you have FontAwesome Pro enabled, and all subsets turned on, you will have 7,020 FontAwesome icons available to you!
The final FontAwesome options allows you to enable or disable support for FontAwesome 4 icon code format. This is useful in the case where you might have some older FA4 icons handcoded in a site, for example something like:
Without FA4 compatibility, the old icons would not be displayed. If you are sure you don’t have any, you can leave this off.