Font Awesome

The use of the in your template

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.

You can see an example of the use of Font Awesome in the icons shown on Admin > Catalog > Categories/Products:

Admin Product Listing Icons

The pencil, trash can, dollar sign and asterisk are icons from Font Awesome.

Font Awesome Versions

  • 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 and above.

Font Awesome Help

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 July 23, 2023 by Scott C Wilson (8543451).