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Beta Font Awesome Manager 1.2.0 RC 2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
License
MIT
Visible branding
No
XenForo uses the icon font Font Awesome Pro 5 that contains over 7.000 icons of which XenForo typically uses only a few hundred.
But as all icons are included in the CSS and font files, browsers have to download the full font files and CSS which does cause a significant overhead in most cases.

By subsetting the font to include only those icons that are actually being used, the size of the font files and CSS can often be drastically reduced which does improve page loading time.
Typically, the size of the font files can be reduced by over 80%.

This Add-on does allow to automate the process of creating subsets as much as possible:
  • It can automatically scan the database and PHP files for Font Awesome icon references
  • It can monitor database entities (like Phrases, Templates, BB-Codes, etc.) for changes and adjust the subset accordingly
  • It can perform subsetting using locally installed fonttools/pyftsubset or transfonter.org
  • It does allow you to easily add icons that are not discovered automatically
  • It does allow you to exclude icons that have been discovered automatically but are not actually being used (for example if the feature that uses them is not being used)
  • It can exclude certain templates or files from being scanned (which can be useful if those reference icons without actually using them)
  • It does offer various strategies to load subsets and CSS
  • It does support AMPXF
If pyftsubset is not available, this Add-on does use https://transfonter.org to create the subsets, eg. it does make calls to this service during installation and normal operation.

Thanks to @Andro, @rdn, @Nirjonadda, @frm, @Ivancas, @Anatoliy, @briansol, @Masetrix, @duderuud and all others who helped in private beta testing.
This Add-on wouldn't be as usable as it is (well at least I think it is usable ;)) without your feedback!
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Author
Kirby
Downloads
65
Views
506
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 10 ratings

Latest reviews

Incredible! Makes a big difference in our Google Page Speed! Thanks @kirby & @MattW for the awesome help with this! (if only Ad Networks, especially Google, could be as efficient)
Really awesome resource that instantly helps improve page loading speed and is really quite stable. Highly recommended!
top asset here for page speed and reducing OEM bloat. must-have addon for anyone who cares about their site's seo and web vitals
This is an outstanding add-on, essential on any XF installation. To be honest, I can't stop running my sites through GTMetrix, Webpagetest, and PageSpeed. Thanks, Kirby!
This is an incredible and must-have add on for any Xenforo forum, new or not--to top it off, it's free!
One of the best add-ons and the best one that is indispensable. And then for free! Thank you Kirby. :)
Great addon that reduces loading times and thus improve your Google PageSpeed scores. If you use a lot of custom icons it may be a bit more work to get all the icons to show correctly but it is certainly worth your troubles.
Certainly a must have addon for XF 2.x, makes a lot of difference for FontAwesome fonts size and thus help website speed boost. and it's FREE!
This is a must have for any XenForo community to reduce the page load size of the first visit. It's kind of amazing how Kirby automated the whole process which required a lot of manual work in previous versions of XenForo.
I been using in beta, one of the best addons to make google pagespeed(FCP) happy, even with ads :D

Thanks Kirby!
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