Icon Sets

Learn how about build-in icons and how to extend it.

Custom icons

The only supported source for custom icons are SVG sprites. Some icon frameworks provides ready to use sprites e.g. FontAwesome. If the framework don’t provide sprites, you can create your own from raw SVG icons. There are a lot of tools available to create sprites, please choose one that fits your need. One solution could be svgsprit.es.

Regardless of which tool (or existing sprite) you choose, there are a few requirements that must be met:

  1. The sprite must be a valid SVG file.
  2. You have to ensure to hide the sprite. Apply the predefined class svg-sprite or hidden to the root element of your sprite or add a small piece of inline CSS e.g. style="display: none;".
  3. Save the sprite to the folder assets/sprites right beside your content folder.

The result of a valid minimal SVG sprite file could look like this:

<svg class="svg-sprite" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
    <symbol viewBox="-2.29 -2.29 28.57 28.57" id="arrow_back" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
        <path d="M24 10.526v2.947H5.755l8.351 8.421-2.105 2.105-12-12 12-12 2.105 2.105-8.351 8.421H24z"/>
    </symbol>
</svg>

Example:

FontAwesome provides three pre-build sprites included in the regular Web download pack, sprites/brands.svg, sprites/regular.svg and sprites/solid.svg. Choose your sprite to use and copy it to your projects root directory into assets/sprites, right beside your content folder. The result should look like this:

my_projcet/
├── assets
│   └── sprites
│       └── regular.svg
├── config.yaml
├── content
│   ├── _index.md
│   ├── ...

That’s it! The theme will auto-load all available SVG sprites provided in the assets folder. To use the icons, you need to lookup the id of the icon. An example would be thumbs-up . There is also a shortcode available

Build-in icons

The theme bundles just a small set of hand crafted icons.

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