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Use all of FontAwesome Icons without the need to import the full css / svg.

This Jekyll plugin will look for the icon you include in your page and only include the icons you used.


  • When you want to include an icon, you can use the same name as you will do to with FontAwesome

    {% fa_svg fab.fa-twitter %}

    Use the fa_svg liquid tag, with the type of the icon you want to use (fab, fas or far), a dot (important) and the icon name.

    Each icon get the icon class, which you can use in your CSS to customize the appearance of your icon.

  • You will need to have in one part of your project (at the end of your layout for example) liquid tag to generate the SVG definition.

    The syntax is this one {% fa_svg_generate %}


You can find an example on my personnal site repository.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'jekyll-fontawesome-svg'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install jekyll-fontawesome-svg


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the Jekyll::Fontawesome::Svg project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.



Initial release


Bug fix: on a page with multiple icon that are the same, their was duplicate declarations.

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