I tried to set this up but I don't think I understand the part in GitHub where it says, "This plugin requires that Font Awesome 6 is already available and loaded in the editor content via your template stylesheet."
I'm using a Gantry 5 Template in Joomla 4. I know that Font Awesome is installed, but I'm not sure it's version 6.
When I try to insert a Font Awesome font from the toolbar, it just creates a single space - like a placeholder for the element, but it's not visible. In the HTML I see the code:
<span class="fa fa-check-circle"></span>
but the image is not showing. Maybe the template doesn't have the right version of Font Awesome, or I don't have it set up correctly in JCE.
Works so far for us to, with plugin and the fontawesom.min.css.
But it only shows an empty region/square instead of the symbol it self. Backend works fine.
Also we didnt have the editor styles "ADD" we only can choose between - standard (nothing is showing up), template (everything from the template) and own css.
So fontawesome works more or less, but the template.css styles are not showing up, till I manually insert the css again.
I've used this plugin in a couple of sites. The HUGE downside of this is that, when you click the dropdown, the icons appear to be in no logical order - the names are all jumbled up and seem to follow no logical sense. Neither do they show the actual icon; it requires trial and error, trial and error, to get what you want. Don't get me wrong, this is leaps and bounds ahead of doing it manually, but it could be SOOOOO much more.
the icons appear to be in no logical order - the names are all jumbled up and seem to follow no logical sense. Neither do they show the actual icon; it requires trial and error, trial and error, to get what you want
I'm working on this, but it is quite difficult to get right. The next update will extract the actual list of icons from the stylesheet they are listed in, rather than from a list included in the plugin code. This will most likely list them in alphabetical order, and with the list filtering autocomplete, should make it easier to find an icon.
As for icon display in the list, this is quite tricky, as the list is in a different page to the editor content, so the list has to use some other stylesheet to display the fonts, without creating a conflict with the Joomla UI (which also uses fontawesome). The logical solution here is to use the Joomla fonteawseome stylesheet, which currently uses Fontawesome 5, but this is presenting some difficulties that need to be resolved.
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