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July 6, 2018 at 1:07 am #616914mackiecompany
I’ve recently had an issue with Custom Post Fields in BB not working properly.
BB replied and tracked down the problem to a Font Awesome Snippet I’m using on Generate Press.
Please see below for details.
What would you recommend as a word-around.
Scott Mackie sent a message Jul 5, 11:04am
I’ve been using Custom Post Fields in BB but they’ve stopped working twice recently.
I have an older test site here:
http://sg-demo.getondigitaldesign.co.uk/ they stopped working and I manually rebuilt the site again with a fresh wordpress install.
New test site is here:
They have been working fine for 5 days but not I can’t use Custom Fields. The + symbol does nothing.
Jamie replied Jul 5, 12:34pm
This is caused by this snippet: http://sg-demo1.getondigitaldesign.co.uk/wp-admin/admin.php?page=edit-snippet&id=4
BB uses the CSS way to implement Font Awesome 5 icons and the CSS and JS way are not compatible with each other, I’m afraid.
What is the purpose of that snippet – just so that the icons can be used anywhere?
firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneratePress 2.1.3July 6, 2018 at 3:56 am #617040DavidStaffCustomer Support
is it this snippet referred here that you have added?July 6, 2018 at 7:27 am #617277mackiecompany
Yeah thats the one.
Jul 6, 6:55am
The icons inside the builder for the row settings and such were a little wonky so that was my first clue. In general, you could use a similar snippet and just use the CSS way to load the font awesome icons so they load on all pages but hopefully GeneratePress can help you there 🙂July 6, 2018 at 7:44 am #617285DavidStaffCustomer Support
talking to a BB user, he currently does not use the FA 5 as their are issues with the code the maxcdn is spitting out. So he uses FA 4 icons instead and doesn’t seem to have a problem or require the code snippet.
Is this a solution?July 6, 2018 at 7:50 am #617360mackiecompany
So use FA4 ?
What would I need to do in GP.
ScottJuly 6, 2018 at 7:59 am #617370DavidStaffCustomer Support
(i hate giving 3rd party advice, but i am not a BB user). You shouldn’t need to do anything with GP. Just set BB to load FA 4
And if your using FA icons in markup then make sure you use the 4.7 icons not 5.July 7, 2018 at 3:30 am #617819mackiecompany
I tried using just FA 4 but doesn’t work.
Why isn’t Generate Press not compatible with such an major icon font, it should be.
ScottJuly 7, 2018 at 4:13 am #617834DavidStaffCustomer Support
Have you made sure the icons you are using are FA 4.7 icons when using FA4 only?
The problem is the way FA is being deployed within BeaverBuilder, not GP. Its not even BB’s fault. The MaxCDN that FA uses gets its wires crossed so it initially imports FA5 icons (when there is a BB section containing them) but on other pages (where there isnt a BB section) it pulls in FA4 which breaks as the two are not compatible.July 7, 2018 at 5:02 am #617848mackiecompany
Apologies chrome didn’t save (FA 4 )it down properly. It’s working now.
Bloody chrome, I’ve had so many issues with chrome latetly. Don’t know if you are aware but on a big WordPress website I can’t use the customiser on chrome it crashes. Started using Firefox and Safari.
Have a superb weekend.
ScottJuly 8, 2018 at 4:56 am #618469
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