3 posts by 3 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: March 6, 2018   (RSS)

FontAwesome has now fully switched over to Version 5

Their free CDN is used by including

<script defer src="https://use.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.0.6/js/all.js"></script>

instead of 

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">

The old CDN still works, but I would like to take advantage of the new icons and they have changed the way they display the icons. So instead of fa fa-arrow-right, it now becomes fas fa-arrow-right. Each icon is no longer represented by just "fa" - they are now fas (solid) fab (brands) far (regular) and fal (light).

This creates a problem in CMSB where the link to get new icons is out of date and it now leads to icons not supported by CMSB.

A couple of suggestions / requests:

1. Make it easier to use the latest version of FontAwesome. They are currently adding hundreds of new icons at a pretty fast pace since it was their commitment to the crowdfunding for version 5 last year. Maybe consider placing a spot in the General Settings for us to paste the current CDN link. This will help for those of us that have professional accounts and can use more than just the free icons. Maybe by default it comes pre-filled the current free CDN link at the time of the CMSB release.

2. At the section level, require the full icon parameters - instead of fa-arrow-right we should use fas fa-arrow-right

This is an awesome feature of CMSB and adds functionality and style to the backend that is needed.

Would love to hear as well.

Thanks guys, I'll put that on the list for an upcoming release.  Cheers!

Dave Edis - Senior Developer