Dequeue Font Awesome is a very lightweight plugin that will remove all Font Awesome stylesheets added to your theme by certain plugins, to not be loaded by several times, if your theme already make use of Font Awesome.
For instance, if you use a theme that use Font Awesome and you also have 2 active plugins (e.g. social icons, menu icons) that both load Font Awesome too, you will end up with 3 font-awesome.css stylesheets loaded. But you only need one. This plugin helps you to always load only one Font Awesome.
Dequeue Font Awesome plugin aims to reduce the number of HTTP requests (for performance reasons) generated by certain plugins that loads extra Font Awesome stylesheet to your theme, even if your theme already uses Font Awesome.
You wouldn’t want to see Font Awesome loaded several times in your header, bloating your theme unnecessarily.
Dequeue Font Awesome plugin can be also used safely as a smart way to enqueue Font Awesome stylesheet from CDN, even if your theme doesn’t use it yet.
So there is no need to find out if your theme already uses Font Awesome, the plugin will load it only once anyway, thus preventing any additional HTTP requests generated by other plugins that uses Font Awesome too.
- Download the plugin (.zip file) on your hard drive.
- Unzip the zip file contents.
- Upload the
dequeue-font-awesomefolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
NOTE: there are no plugin settings page so don’t be alarmed 🙂
Font awesome is so useful and used on pretty much every website. This should come in the core! This also helps overcome some plug-ins that use the old version of font awesome, so everything is all on the same page. 🙂
Contributors & Developers
“Dequeue Font Awesome” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Completely rebuilded to work with any plugin that uses Font Awesome.
- Initial release