Integrate Simple Fontawesome Icon Picker using fontawesome-iconpicker jQuery Plugin


Integrate Simple Fontawesome Icon Picker using fontawesome-iconpicker jQuery Plugin
Few days back i shared tutorial about how to integrate bootstrap icon picker on website, Today I am going to share a simple jQuery plugin to add fontawesome icon picker on your website. As we know fontawesome is very popular library for icons you must have use this library on many of your projects. But if you want to dynamical add fontawesome icon with any menu, tabs or any other dynamic stuff which required fonts then you can use this cool icon picker plugin.

Integrate Simple Fontawesome Icon Picker


Include all the required libraries on page like jQuery, bootstrap, fontawesome and plugin’s library

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-BVYiiSIFeK1dGmJRAkycuHAHRg32OmUcww7on3RYdg4Va+PmSTsz/K68vbdEjh4u" crossorigin="anonymous">
<link href="https://use.fontawesome.com/releases/v5.0.8/css/all.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="fontawesome-iconpicker.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js" integrity="sha256-hwg4gsxgFZhOsEEamdOYGBf13FyQuiTwlAQgxVSNgt4=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-Tc5IQib027qvyjSMfHjOMaLkfuWVxZxUPnCJA7l2mCWNIpG9mGCD8wGNIcPD7Txa" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="fontawesome-iconpicker.min.js"></script>


Create an sample input fields for the fontawesome icon picker.

<input type="text" class="icon-picker" />
       <input type="text" class="icon-picker" />
       <input type="text" class="icon-picker" />


Now use following one line of javascript to activate default fontawesome icon picker on input fields.

$(function() {   


Here is the list of options you can use in above function to customize your fontawesome iconpicker.

$(function() {   
    title: false, // Popover title (optional) only if specified in the template
    selected: false, // use this value as the current item and ignore the original
    defaultValue: false, // use this value as the current item if input or element value is empty
    placement: 'bottom', // (has some issues with auto and CSS). auto, top, bottom, left, right
    collision: 'none', // If true, the popover will be repositioned to another position when collapses with the window borders
    animation: true, // fade in/out on show/hide ?
    //hide iconpicker automatically when a value is picked. it is ignored if mustAccept is not false and the accept button is visible
    hideOnSelect: false,
    showFooter: false,
    searchInFooter: false, // If true, the search will be added to the footer instead of the title
    mustAccept: false, // only applicable when there's an iconpicker-btn-accept button in the popover footer
    selectedCustomClass: 'bg-primary', // Appends this class when to the selected item
    icons: [], // list of icon objects [{title:String, searchTerms:String}]. By default, all Font Awesome icons are included.
    fullClassFormatter: function(val) {
        return 'fa ' + val;
    input: 'input,.iconpicker-input', // children input selector
    inputSearch: false, // use the input as a search box too?
    container: false, //  Appends the popover to a specific element. If not set, the selected element or element parent is used
    component: '.input-group-addon,.iconpicker-component', // children component jQuery selector or object, relative to the container element
    // Plugin templates:
    templates: {
        popover: '<div class="iconpicker-popover popover"><div class="arrow"></div>' +
            '<div class="popover-title"></div><div class="popover-content"></div></div>',
        footer: '<div class="popover-footer"></div>',
        buttons: '<button class="iconpicker-btn iconpicker-btn-cancel btn btn-default btn-sm">Cancel</button>' +
            ' <button class="iconpicker-btn iconpicker-btn-accept btn btn-primary btn-sm">Accept</button>',
        search: '<input type="search" class="form-control iconpicker-search" placeholder="Type to filter" />',
        iconpicker: '<div class="iconpicker"><div class="iconpicker-items"></div></div>',
        iconpickerItem: '<a role="button" href="#" class="iconpicker-item"><i></i></a>'

See live demo and download source code.


Visit official github repository for more information and follow for future updates. Don’t forget to read license for using this plugin in your projects.



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