Add FontAwesome to Vue.js 3 project

Adding fonts to a JS project shouldn’t be that hard but i found it a bit confusing when i tried implementing it. This article should simplify the process.

Here im adding the latest fontawesome i.e fontawesome 6 to a vue js 3 project

install npm i --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core this will give you the functions to import all icons

Add the required icon packages that may be needed to be used. check them out here.
Here are some eg.

Free icons styles

npm i --save @fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons
npm i --save @fortawesome/free-regular-svg-icons
npm i --save @fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons
//Add the appropriate vue component

For Vuejs 2.x npm i –save @fortawesome/vue-fontawesome@latest


For Vuejs 3.x npm i –save @fortawesome/vue-fontawesome@prerelease

In main.js before the app is mounted

import { FontAwesomeIcon } from '@fortawesome/vue-fontawesome';
import { library } from '@fortawesome/fontawesome-svg-core';
import { fas } from '@fortawesome/free-solid-svg-icons';
import { fab } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons';
const app = createApp(App)
library.add(fas, fab);
app.component('fa', FontAwesomeIcon);

To use it in the template

//the brand icons will only work this way Or Maybe extract the icons indiviually like:
import { faYoutube, faGithub } from '@fortawesome/free-brands-svg-icons';
library.add(faYoutube, faGithub); //in Templates