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February 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm #485872Paul
Just noticed that Fontawesome 5.0 is out now with an entirely new site. This means that if you pick icons from the 5.0 side of the site, they will not work in GP (for now) due to the new classes they are using.
I had to go to the 4.7 side of the site to find icons that will work with my current install of GP. For anyone struggling to find it, here’s the link https://fontawesome.com/v4.7.0/icons/
When will FA 5.0 be supported in GP?GeneratePress 2.0.2February 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm #485950TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
We’re working on it – they’ve made backward compatibility very difficult, especially when we’re dealing with 100,000+ active websites. Last thing we want to do is break icons on tons of websites.
It’s a priority 🙂February 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm #485954Paul
Thanks Tom. No rush. Something I just came across. And FA 4.7 works well enough, even though they’ve made finding the icons list a bit more difficult. Better to do it right than break everything!February 1, 2018 at 9:53 pm #486112TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperFebruary 2, 2018 at 11:21 pm #486944CeciliaFebruary 7, 2018 at 9:45 am #490589Darryl
FWIW, I just updated a theme (not GP) that decided to remove FA4.7 support and add FA5 and it made many things ugly.
Having a way to opt out of FA5 for large established sites would be nice.February 7, 2018 at 10:16 am #490601Wendell
Ditto what Darryl said. I’ve been using another theme for several years now before discovering GP. I ran a test upgrade on my own website and it took quite some time to fix everything, mostly related to the new FA. I’m VERY glad I didn’t run the update on all 92 of my client websites, since the vast majority of those use that theme.
So THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Tom, for putting some thought into this to protect the users prior to throwing us all to the lions. 🙂February 7, 2018 at 10:44 am #490637LeoStaffCustomer Support
It’s now available for testing if anyone is interested: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/gp-font-awesome-pro/#post-488562April 11, 2018 at 11:48 am #547672Kyle
Frankly, I recently discovered how much I prefer Google’s Material Icons. Food for thought.
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