Font Awesome in Zen Cart

Developer information on the use of

The Font Awesome library provides a set of vector icons and social logos for your website. It is one of the most popular icon sets available. See Font Awesome for storeowner docs.

Font Awesome Versions in Zen Cart

Both the admin and provided storefront templates (template_default and responsive_classic) use the same version.

  • Font Awesome 6.4 is included in Zen Cart 2.0.0 and above.
  • Font Awesome 4.7 is included in Zen Cart 1.5.5-1.5.8.

Font Awesome Versions in the Bootstrap Template

The Bootstrap template uses its own version of Font Awesome, which may not be the same as the version used by template_default.

  • Bootstrap template version 3.5.0 and above uses Font Awesome 5.15.

Font Awesome Help and Icons

Help Icons
Font Awesome 6 Help Font Awesome 6 icons
Font Awesome 5 Help Font Awesome 5 icons
Font Awesome 4.7 Help Font Awesome 4.7 icons

Backwards Compatibility

In Zen Cart 2.0.0 and above, for backwards compatibility with plugins that have not yet been updated, by default, the Font Awesome v4 shim is loaded so that older Font Awesome classes may be used. Loading the shim can be switched off in the site specific overrides.

An example of the kind of change that needs to be made to older code to go from V4 to V6 is shown in this image:

Font Awesome Migration

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified March 6, 2024 by Scott Wilson (a0f9722).