Font Awesome fortyTwo

Font Awesome plugin supporting FA v4 through v6, free and pro.

- icon list pulled from FontAwesome CSS file being used
- Brand checkbox

- styling, effects, transformations and animations available in relation to FA version being used:
  - font styles: solid, regular, light, thin, duotone, and newer sharp
  - FA font-sizes
  - rotate, spin, flip, beat, fade, etc..


Download and extract the plugin. Upload the /fa42 directory to your editor's /plugins/ directory

* fa42 requires the colordialog plugin, download and install if necessary

Add the plugin(s) to your editor config:

config.extraPlugins = 'colordialog,fa42'

CKEditor tends to remove most empty tags. While the "fix" for this is varied, this seems to work. Note to add the removeEmpty before the actual editor config:

CKEDITOR.dtd.$removeEmpty['i'] = 1; // replace or duplicate if you want to use <span> or any other tag instead of <i>

CKEDITOR.editorConfig = function( config ) { 



By default the plugin will use the <i> tag for icons, and Font Awesome version 6.4 Free from CDN. Configuration options are available to change these settings:

config.fa42 = {
  fa42Tag: 'span', // use <span> instead of <i>
  fa42Path: 'path/to/your/fontawesome.css', // link to a different local or remote version
  fa42Version: '8.4.2', // the plugin will try to auto-detect versioning and free/pro, but you can specify version here if auto-detection seems to not work
  fa42Level: 'pro', // free or pro, again in case auto-detection doesn't work






Plugin versions CKEditor versions
4.23 4.22 4.21

Version: 1.0.2

DownloadRelease notes

Re-coded ES6 JavaScript, validate plugin with CKBuilder

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