Icon Control

Elementor icon control displays a font icon select box field based on Font Awesome fonts. The control accepts include or exclude arguments to set a partial list of icons.

The control is defined in Control_Icon class which extends Base_Data_Control class.

Note that when using the control, the type should be set using the \Elementor\Controls_Manager::ICON constant.


Name Type Default Description
type string icon The type of the control.
label string   The label that appears above of the field.
description string   The description that appears below the field.
show_label bool true Whether to display the label.
label_block bool false Whether to display the label in a separate line.
separator string default Set the position of the control separator. Available values are default, before, after and none. default will position the separator depending on the control type. before / after will position the separator before/after the control. none will hide the separator.
options array get_icons() An associative array of available icons.
include array   An array of icon classes to include in the options list.
exclude array   An array of icon classes to exclude from the options list.
default string   Default icon name.

Return Value

(string) The selected icon CSS class.


class Elementor_Test_Widget extends \Elementor\Widget_Base {

	protected function _register_controls() {

				'label' => __( 'Content', 'plugin-name' ),
				'tab' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TAB_CONTENT,

				'label' => __( 'Social Icons', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'type' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::ICON,
				'include' => [
					'fa fa-facebook',
					'fa fa-flickr',
					'fa fa-google-plus',
					'fa fa-instagram',
					'fa fa-linkedin',
					'fa fa-pinterest',
					'fa fa-reddit',
					'fa fa-twitch',
					'fa fa-twitter',
					'fa fa-vimeo',
					'fa fa-youtube',
				'default' => 'fa fa-facebook',



	protected function render() {
		$settings = $this->get_settings_for_display();
		echo '<i class="' . $settings['icon'] . '" aria-hidden="true"></i>';

	protected function _content_template() {
		<i class="{{ settings.icon }}" aria-hidden="true"></i>


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