Playing with Font Awesome

[Update 20170616 – I’m sorry to say that the Font Awesome plugin used in this post doesn’t work as of WordPress 4.8. Too bad, it was fun!]

Font Awesome is a set of icon fonts, developed to be compatible with Bootstrap, one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world.

For this exercise I’m using the Font Awesome Icons plugin, which lets me insert icons into a post via shortcodes and a pull-down added to the editor. Since I don’t know any of the names used by the icons, that seemed to be the simplest way to go. [That didn’t seem to work, so I’m trying to use the font directly, via icon <i> tags.]

Let’s try some:

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