Support » Requests and Feedback » Include FONT AWESOME in WordPress Core?

  • thezman

    (@thezman)


    The idea:
    FontAwesome should be included in WordPress Core

    Why:
    If you browse the 1000’s of themes and Plugins already using FA variations, hacked up versions, old versions, new versions, standard, non-standard, SVG, old font files (on and on) it becomes clear that such an unbelievably high percentage of Plugins/themes utilize FA that it should just be a WP utility at this point

    Logic:
    WordPress comes bundled with jQuery,
    ergo, it stands to reason FontAwesome should be bundled too

    General idea:
    CLASS wp_admin_enqueue_font_awesome() – admin panel
    CLASS wp_enqueue_font_awesome() – front end

    https://fontawesome.com/v5/docs/web/use-with/wordpress/

    This simple action alone would reduce the amount of space being used on servers around the world to store FA resources in Themes and Plugins.

    Real World problem:
    I have worked on sites that have had as many as 3 plugins and 2 themes (parent and child), all with different versions of FA installed – I notice it’s taking up a lot of space, especially when developers are doing things like including ALL the SVG’s or the old versions with the font files… What compounds the issue even worse is when 2 more Plugins have “their own icon libraries” which range from ‘absurd’ to ‘meh’ – so now ya got 8 “icon libraries” to mess with (WP icons included).

    Reminds me of dealing with old $jQuery “no-conflict” issues across WooCommerce plugins and PmPro plugins and BuddyPress Plugins and BBpress Plugins all shoved into 1 site…

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

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    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @thezman We don’t do “votes” here and I change the title of your topic. This site is not anyone’s blog, don’t treat it like that.

    As a feature request it will remain for now.

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