Topic: Some icons (fas/fab) not working on 4.6 Pro

Arye pro asked 5 years ago


I'm using the latest 4.6 version.

I've noticed that the icons section has changed, but the icons are not displaying correctly (mainly fab / fas). Is there any additional setup / requirements to use these icons?

<i class="fab fa-500px"></i>


Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

Does it work when you disable the Adblock? I'm asking because FA5 has some issues with Adblock:

Arye pro commented 5 years ago

Hi, thanks for the input. While interesting on its own, this didn't solve my problem. Also, if I'm able to see the icons on, for example, via my browser with adblock, it shouldn't affect the icons differently?

Arye pro answered 5 years ago

@Bartłomiej Malanowski This is quite an issue, as I've written previously, this affects some other aspects of the code (such as DataTables).

I've managed to fix this by copying the source code import from the "Getting Started" section:

 <link rel="stylesheet" href="">

Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

What are the steps to reproduce your issue? 

Arye pro commented 5 years ago

@Bartłomiej Malanowski 

There is no issue anymore, I see that the "getting started" section of the site was updated.

On Dec. 26th 2018, when I've downloaded version 4.6 of MDB, the "getting started" section was still linking to font-awesome v. 4.

Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

That's right - we've updated the getting started section and our tutorials

Fathan Fadillah free commented 3 years ago

Thanks Bruh, it works for me

Arye pro answered 5 years ago

And now I've noticed a far more problematic issue;

An update (or few) ago, the DataTables started rendering the sorting (arrow) icons alone. Before that, you had to add the following code line to each header cell of the table:

<i class="fa fa-sort float-left" aria-hidden="true"></i>

Now, it renders alone, and quite badly:


So this effectively puts default DataTables out of use, unless you're interested in showing your user a broken icon image...

arogonov pro answered 5 years ago

I apologize for my bad english.

Faced the same problem. Icons do not work in the latest version.

From the interesting things I noticed.

In the example, the icon is "fa-camera-retro". If you look at the page code. Then she will call like this

<i class="fas fa-camera-retro"></i>

But if you look at this snippet (, you can see that the same code does not work. And if you call the old way (I use "fa" instead of "fas") then everything works.

But this only works with old icons, and new icons cannot be called in any of the ways.


Arye pro commented 5 years ago

Hi, nice find!

This means effectively that OLD icons can be used with <i class="fa fa-{icon}"></i>, even though they have fas, fab, far etc. in the icon list.

But new icons still don't work for some reason.

Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

It's because your snippet is running on MDB 4.5.16. We've moved to FA5 in 4.6.0 

arogonov pro commented 5 years ago

1. This is not my snippet :)). On the page with the instruction version 4.6.0 and click "OPEN IN MDB EDITOR" and it turns out, I get into an environment in which the latest version is not installed. This is a very strange decision.

2. I would be grateful if you would suggest why the icon does not work right here ( I just downloaded the archive with the latest version again and did everything according to the instructions. 


Thanks in advance for the answer!


Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

Just take a look at the 3rd line of your code - you're still using 4.7.0 instead of FA 5 ;) 

arogonov pro commented 5 years ago

Hey. Thank. But I use this instruction here.
Where can I get the right link? On FA 5. Why is it not written anywhere, not in the instructions, or anywhere else?

Bartłomiej Malanowski staff commented 5 years ago

Our tutorial wasn't updated yet. We're sorry about that! To use FA5, please check the start page of FontAwesome: 

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  • ForumUser: Pro
  • Premium support: No
  • Technology: General Bootstrap questions
  • MDB Version: -
  • Device: desltop
  • Browser: firefox 64
  • OS: ubuntu 18.4.1
  • Provided sample code: Yes
  • Provided link: No