There’s a new feature that slipped into the admin side of WordPress with the recently-released 3.8 – Dashicons! Very similar to Font Awesome, Dashicons give plugin developers a nice set of pre-made icons to use. The cool thing is that Dashicons come pre-loaded, and using them in your WordPress custom post types is as simple as adding a parameter to your register_post_type() function, like so:
// Register a new custom post type named "Portfolio" register_post_type('portfolio', array( 'public' => true, 'menu_icon'=> 'dashicons-portfolio', 'label' => __( 'Portfolio', 'local' ), );
Here’s a screengrab from our Lowrize plugin using Dashicons:
Pretty nifty, eh?!
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What about an alternative implementation that makes use of CSS sprites(e.g. SVG with PNG fallback)?
Would likely provide a couple of benefits:
1. Improved compatibility with Opera Mini
2. Smoother edges for icons
3. Improved compatibility with IE8, without resorting to altering font icon encoding to use latin characters (which can mess with screenreaders)
It doesn’t seem like it would be all that difficult to convert the font icons from DashIcons into SVG. PNG fallback would address SVG compatibility with IE8 and Android 2.X.
@James – Great idea there.
I think the only problem is ease of use – if there was a plugin that did all that or if WP integrated that solution into the core, then everyone would be on board with “more compatibility, etc.”
Font icons are all the rage these days, though, so I wouldn’t hold my breath! 🙂