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FontAwesome filter

The FontAwesome Filter is a contributed (third party) filter for Moodle written by Julian (Moodleman) Ridden and shared on

Font Awesome provides sites with scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. Font Awesome is fully open source and is GPL compatible. No attribution is required when using the fonts although the project does say it is appreciated.

This filter makes it easy to add FontAwesome icons to course content in any FontAwesome enabled moodle site. Please be sure to target any questions related to this filter in the Filter's forums at and bugs to the Moodle Tracker

Filter Objectives

The aim of this filter was to provide an easy and functional way for content creators to easily add FontAwesome icons anywhere in course content. If using the recommended method provide by FontAwesome which involves creating custom classes you will find that the text editor strips these out automatically as unrecognised/bad code. This filter provides another mechanism to add FontAwesome icons that won't be stripped out by the editor.