Font Awesome Kits are here to save the day! Fast, flexible, friendly, and full of icons—They're the personal CDN you've been waiting for.
What's a Kit?
A Font Awesome Kit is like a suitcase that carries all the icons and awesomeness you need in a neat little lightweight bundle you can pack into your project with ease.
It comes with amazing features like:
- Auto-subsetting that serves only the icons you use so your pages load lightning-fast
- Easy settings for selecting Free or Pro icons, Web Font or SVG+JS
- Auto-accessibility automatically applies accessibility best practices to your icons so everyone can join the icon party
- Automatic Version 4 compatibility
- Conflict Detection for those tricky situations
- ... and more!
And now you can upload your own icons and serve them alongside Font Awesome icons!
How to Use a Kit
Our Kits service gets icons into your web projects with just one line of code. Just create, add the kit code to your project, and you're set to get the icons flowing!
1. Create a Kit from Your Kits Listing
You can access Kits in your account menu or from your account page. From the Kits page, you can easily create a new kit and follow the steps to get it set up in your project.
2. Adjust Your Kit Settings
By default, a new kit is set up with these settings:
|Kit Feature||Description||Default Setting|
|Kit Name||An easily identifiable name for your kit (maybe use a project or site name?)||The Kit's unique ID|
|Icon Set||Select Free or Pro icons||Free for free users, Pro for Pro users|
|Tech||Choose the type of tech you want to use to render your icons, Web Fonts or SVG+JS||Web Fonts|
|Limit Domains||Set which domains are allowed to use this kit and prevent unauthorized use of your kit code||Open (any domain can use)|
|Version of Font Awesome||Select the version of Font Awesome you want to load||Latest (auto-updates to whatever the latest release is)|
|Earlier version compatability||Enables old version 4 or 5 icon names or references||On|
|Conflict Detection||Temporarily detect conflicts with other versions of Font Awesome loading in your project||Off|
We automatically generate a random string for your kit's name but you can name it something memorable, like your project's name, what you'll use the kit for, or your favorite Star Wars character. Visit the settings for your Kit if you would like to make adjustments to suit your project.
3. Add the Kit Code to your project
<head> of each template or page of your project that you want to use Font Awesome icons.
|Benefits of CSS-only Kits||Cons of CSS-only Kits|
|No page repaints or jumping UI|
Ready to Get Kitted Up?
Take the power of kits into your hands... Head over to Kits and get started!Create a Kit
Starting with version 6.4, you can now download a Kit and host it yourself (or use the icons in your desktop apps). To download your Kit, make sure the Kit's version in Settings is set to "Latest 6.x" or if you selected a specific version, it needs to be at least 6.4. Then from the Set Up tab in your Kit, you'll see the options for downloading.
And if you have custom icons in your Kit, they will be included in your download in all the formats, just like the Font Awesome ones.
Once you've downloaded the Kit, you can follow the instructions to Host Yourself - Web Fonts or Host Yourself - SVG+JS.
Tune Your Kits
Performance is one of those things you don't care about until you do. And luckily, we already took care of that for you!
If you're using a Pro Kit, we take just the icons you're using in your project and create a subset on the fly - whether you're using Web Fonts or SVG icons. So your Kit only loads the icons you need and gives you the fastest performance auto-magically.
Kits and Pageviews
A pageview is counted whenever your Kit is loaded on a page. We count pageviews per month, and they renew on the first of each month.
How many pageviews do I have?
Every Font Awesome subscription comes with a number of Kit pageviews which are counted across all Kits. (Free accounts a limited number of pageviews as well!) You can check your Kit pageviews usage in your Account.
I'm getting a lot more pageviews than I think I should be. What can I do?
Specifying a domain can help you control where and how you're using Font Awesome Kits which helps avoid unexpected extreme usage.
If you're seeing more pageviews than you expected, you might want to add domains to limit which sites can use your Kit:
Go to your Kit settings and scroll down to the Domains section.
Click "Add a Domain" and you can enter a domain you'll use the Kit on. (You can use wildcards to add subdomains or alternate endings - there's a link to the full details right there next to the setting.)
Click the plus button to lock it in, and repeat to add more. If you need to remove one, hover over it and you'll have the option to delete.
What if I go over?
If you go over your pageview limit, you may have to pay overage fees. Or if you know you'll regularly want lots of pageviews, you can subscribe to a Pro Max plan.