The entire purpose of the icon_select field is to reduce your effort as a developer. You feed it a web font CSS file via path or URL and it automatically parses the class names. Then you specify a font prefix and it auto-appends that as well. What you get in the end is a fully functional class that you can use on any field to get the icon you desire. Oh, did I mention it auto-enqueues your font file for you as well? 😉


Getting Started

To understand how to use extensions, you should read this article on Loading Extensions.  To shortcut the process, you should use the Redux Generator.  Please be aware that a working knowledge of PHP and CSS is required to properly use this field. Should you not be familiar with one or the other (or both), please refer to the basic guides to get you started: Getting Started with PHP, CSS Introduction.


By default, if you do not specify any of the special argument icon_select will auto-parse the elusive-icons font already embedded within Redux. It will also enqueue this font in the front-end so you can begin working with icons instantly. Alternatively, you can provide any of the arguments below for a more customized experience.

Name Type Default Description
default string Specify a full font class name with the prefix as well
options array Prefer to just do everything by hand? Just send us the font names in a key=>value pair and we’ll do the rest. Know that enqueuing cannot work when you do this.
prefix string Some font frameworks append a class prefix to denote their class. This is used here. An example of this would be fa, a class used by font-awesome to tell you this is a font-awesome font.
selector string Icon Select parses the classes from a CSS file by denoting a selector. Let’s take a look at a typical font class name for elusive fonts: el-icon-youtube. The selector would be el- or el-icon-, and we would need to pass this into the selector argument to parse the class file appropriately.
height string 250px Change the height of the area displaying the icons. This area will always be scrollable. You may pass any unit you choose.
enqueue boolen true You can disable the enqueing of this font in the admin panel, but I don’t know why anyone would want to do that.
enqueue_frontend bool true Use this to disable the enqueuing of your font in the front-end if you’ve already done so in your own code.
compiler bool false Flag to run the compiler hook.  More info
required array Provide the parent, comparison operator, and value which affects the field’s visibility. More info
hint array Array containing the content and optional title arguments for the hint tooltip. More info

Example Declaration

    'type' => 'icon_select', 
    //'required' => array('switch-fold','equals','0'),	
    'title' => __('Icon Select', 'redux-framework-demo'),
    'subtitle'	=> __('Select an icon.', 'redux-framework-demo'),
    //'default' 	=> '',
    //'options' => array(), // key/value pair, value is the title
    //'enqueue' => false, // Disable auto-enqueue of stylesheet if present in the panel
    //'enqueue_frontend' => false, // Disable auto-enqueue of stylesheet on the front-end
    //'stylesheet' => '', // full path OR url to stylesheet
    //'prefix' => 'fa', // If needed to initialize the icon
    //'selector' => 'fa-', // How each icons begins for this given font
    //'height' => 300 // Change the height of the container. defaults to 300px;

Example Usage

This example in based on the example usage provided above. Be sure to change $redux_demo to the value you specified in your opt_name argument.

global $redux_demo;

echo '<i class="' . $redux_demo['icon_select_field'] . '"></i>';

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