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Upgrading Guide

See the for detailed information about what has changed between versions.

This guide is useful to figure out what you need to do between breaking changes.

As always, submit issues that you run into with this guide or with these upgrades to us.

0.0.x to 0.1.0

Renamed packages

The following packages have been renamed as part of 5.1.0 of Font Awesome.

All packages are in the @fortawesome NPM scope

Old package(1) New package
fontawesome fontawesome-svg-core
fontawesome-free-solid free-solid-svg-icons
fontawesome-free-regular free-regular-svg-icons
fontawesome-free-brands free-brands-svg-icons
fontawesome-pro-solid pro-solid-svg-icons
fontawesome-pro-regular pro-regular-svg-icons
fontawesome-pro-light pro-light-svg-icons

(1) Old packages have now been deprecated. They are still available but will only receive high priority patch release fixes.

You'll need to update your package.json file with the renamed packages and new versions.

No more default imports

Recently we spent a good deal of time supporting TypeScript to enable us to create the Angular Font Awesome component. During that adventure we were convinced that we were going to remove default exports from all of our components, libraries, and packages. This is complete with the umbrella release of 5.1.0 of Font Awesome.

What does that mean?

Old way:

import fontawesome from '@fortawesome/fontawesome'
import solid from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid'
import faTwitter from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-brands/faTwitter'
import FontAwesomeIcon from '@fortawesome/vue-fontawesome'

fontawesome.library.add(solid, faTwitter)

New way:

import { library } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core'
import { fas } from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons'
import { faTwitter } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons'
import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/vue-fontawesome'

library.add(fas, faTwitter)

This is also a valid way to import icons that works if your tool does not support tree shaking:

import { faTwitter } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons/faTwitter'

Improved support for tree shaking

Tree shaking is now functional by default and no additional configuration is required to make it work.

The module has been removed and is no longer needed.

If you've previously configured tree shaking by modifying your webpack or rollup you can safely remove these.

We recommend that you check your bundle size after upgrading an ensure that file sizes are as you would expect.

module.exports = {
  // ...
  resolve: {
    alias: {
      '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid$': '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid/'
const alias = require('rollup-plugin-alias')

  // ...
  plugins: [
      '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid': 'node_modules/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free-solid/'

Mixed modes with automatic replacement of <i> tags to <svg>

If you were previously relying on Font Awesome to replace any <i> tags in your page or app with <svg> you'll need to explicitly control that now.

import { dom } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core' // This will kick of the replacement of i tags and configure a MutationObserver