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A Laravel package that renders Font Awesome icons server-side

v2.0 2019-12-24 13:18 UTC

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Last update: 2020-06-25 15:14:00 UTC


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This package will render font awesome icons in your views on the server side. This removes the need to add extra JavaScript or webfont resources on the client side and in doing so reduces the size of your website significantly.

This is achieved by replacing the icons with their svg counterpart before sending the response to the client.

<!-- Turns this -->
<!-- Into this -->
<svg viewBox="0 0 512 512" class="svg-inline--fa fa-w-16 fa-circle">
    <path fill="currentColor" d="M256 8C119 8 8 119 8 256s111 248 248 248 248-111 248-248S393 8 256 8z"/>


Requirement Version
PHP >= 7.2
Laravel 6.x

Laravel 5.x

For Laravel 5.6 and up, use version v1.x of this package


Install the package using Composer.

composer require jerodev/laravel-font-awesome

Service Provider

The package will be auto-discovered by Laravel. If you disabled auto-discovery, you should add the following provider to your config/app.php file.




⚠️ Since version 2.0, the middleware is no longer automatically injected. You will have to add this to the routes where needed.

This package includes a middleware, InjectStyleSheet, that injects a minimal stylesheet into your views on render.

The middleware can be added to your routes as documented by Laravel:

Route::middleware(InjectStyleSheet::class)->group(static function () {
    // Create routes here.


To use Font Awesome icons in your view there are a few new blade directives.

// Let the package discover the best library for this icon.

// Define the library that should be used.
@far('circle')      // Regular
@fas('circle')      // Solid
@fab('laravel')     // Brands

When using the @fa() directive. The package will scan the different Font Awesome libraries and use the first library where it finds the icon.

The order in which the libraries are scanned is regular, brands, solid. But this can be modified in the configuration.


The @fa() function can take three parameters of which only the first is required.

Parameter Type Description
name string The name of the icon
css_class string Extra css classes to be appended to the svg output
force_svg_href bool Force the output to be an svg href link if possible. Can be useful in loops.


The package contains a few configuration options that can be modified by first publishing the config file using the command below. This will create a fontawesome.php file in your config folder.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Jerodev\LaraFontAwesome\FontAwesomeServiceProvider"
Key Type Default value Description
libraries string[] ['regular', 'brands', 'solid'] The icon libraries that will be available. This is also the order in which the libraries will be searched for icons.
svg_href bool true Use svg href links for consecutive icons.