When using Font Awesome with React, we recommend using our official react-fontawesome component to make everything work just right.

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Before You Get Started

Make sure you:

We'll cover the basics of using the official react-fontawesome component (described below), which uses the SVG + JS method to render icons. But you can opt to use the Web Fonts + CSS method if you prefer.

Follow the steps below to set up the react-fontawesome component in your project.

1. Add SVG Core

First you'll need to use npm or yarn to install the core package which includes all the utilities to make the icons work:

    npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
    
    yarn add @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core
    

    Find out more about what's in Font Awesome core

    2. Add Icon Packages

    Next, you'll install the icons you want to use -- you can choose Free or Pro icons, and select any of our styles.

    Free

    For Free icons, you can add either -- or both -- of these styles:

      # Free icons styles
      npm i --save @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons
      npm i --save @fortawesome/free-regular-svg-icons
      
      # Free icons styles
      yarn add @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons
      yarn add @fortawesome/free-regular-svg-icons
      

      Pro

      For Pro icons, you'll first need to set up access with your secret Font Awesome npm token and global or per-project access.

      Configure Access for Pro

      Then add the Pro icon style packages that you plan to use in your app:

        # Pro icons styles
        npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-solid-svg-icons
        npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-regular-svg-icons
        npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-light-svg-icons
        npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-thin-svg-icons
        npm i --save @fortawesome/pro-duotone-svg-icons
        
        # Pro icons styles
        yarn add @fortawesome/pro-solid-svg-icons
        yarn add @fortawesome/pro-regular-svg-icons
        yarn add @fortawesome/pro-light-svg-icons
        yarn add @fortawesome/pro-thin-svg-icons
        yarn add @fortawesome/pro-duotone-svg-icons
        
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        3. Add the React Component

        And lastly, install the Font Awesome React component:

          npm i --save @fortawesome/[email protected]
          
          yarn add @fortawesome/[email protected]
          

          You're Ready to Add Icons!

          Like Anakin said, it’s woooorking! All of our icons are now ready to do your project’s bidding. Learn how to add them to your React project and then use their power to bring order and style to your UI!

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