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a django app that provides a couple of fontawesome/django related utilities.

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PS: still under developement, things may change, once stable it will be on PyPI.

django-fontawesome is a django app that provides a couple of fontawesome/django related utilities, namely:

  • an IconField to associate fontawesome icons with model instances
  • templatetags to render fontawesome icons

also included:

  • admin support for the IconField
  • fr locale translation


  • PyYAML
  • Select2 (included)
  • JQuery (uses django’s jquery in admin panel)


by default, django-fontawesome ships with/uses the lastest fontawesome release. you can configure django-fontawesome to use another release/source/cdn by using:

FONTAWESOME_CSS_URL # default uses locally shipped version at 'fontawesome/css/font-awesome.min.css'
FONTAWESOME_CSS_URL = '//' # absolute url
FONTAWESOME_CSS_URL = 'myapp/css/fontawesome.min.css # relative url

you can also tell it the fontawesome prefix, which as of right now is ‘fa’, using:

FONTAWESOME_PREFIX # default is 'fa'

Installation / Usage

  1. add ‘fontawesome’ to your installed apps setting like this:

  2. import and use the iconfield:

    from fontawesome.fields import IconField
    class Category(models.Model):
        icon = IconField()

here’s what the widget looks like in the admin panel:


  1. you can then render the icon in your template like this:

    {% for category in categories.all %}
        {% if category.icon %}
            {{ category.icon.as_html }}
        {% endif %}
    {% endfor %}
  2. django-fontawesome ships with two template tags, fontawesome_stylesheet and fontawesome_icon.
    • the former inserts a stylesheet link with a pre-configured href according to the FONTAWESOME_CSS_URL setting
    • the latter renders icons, and accepts the following optional keywords arguments: large, spin, fixed, li, border: (true/false), rotate: (90/180/270)
    • you can also colorize an icon using the color=’red’ keyword argument to the fontawesome_icon template tag
    {% load fontawesome %}
      {% fontawesome_stylesheet %}
    {% fontawesome_icon 'user' color='red' %}
    {% fontawesome_icon 'star' large=True spin=True %}
    <ul class="fa-ul">
       <li> {% fontawesome_icon 'home' rotate=90 li=True %} One</li>
  3. profit!!!


Sep 11, 2015

  • Updated locally shipped fontawesome to 4.4.0

Feb 27, 2015

  • added two new keyword argument to the fontawesome_icon template tag, color and border
  • FONTAWESOME_PREFIX setting is now taken into account when rendering icons using the fontawesome_icon template tag

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