There are many ways we can use font awesome in different types of applications.

In Regular web applications, a CDN link is used. In Nodejs Applications, Either use npm fontawesome packages or a local copy of icons.

using cdn always has advantages for smaller files, It is simple to include in web HTML pages

In html pages, Add the below all.min.css file in link tag inside head tag

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/
font-awesome/5.15.2/css/all.min.css"/>

How to install fontawesome with npm pm

In nodejs applications, font awesome provides packages with npm or yarn package managers.

To install in your applications.

npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-free
yarn add --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-free

Install a paid or pro library with the below command

npm install --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-pro
yarn add --save @fortawesome/fontawesome-pro

How to install fontawesome with bower package manager?

Bower is another package manager for javascript applications.

Type run below command

bower install components-font-awesome --save

Another way, add components-font-awesome with the version in bower.json

{
  "name": "myapp",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "components-font-awesome": "^6.0.0"
  }
}

Now, In the command line, run the bower install command to install

bower install

Once the library is installed, you will see files and folders in the bower_components folder

Download icons into a local folder

You can download the icon zip file from here Extract the content into your project folder, for example, the assets folder

In the HTML page, configure the path of the CSS file as seen below.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="assets/font-awesome/5.15.2/css/all.min.css"/>

all.min.css contains all free icon styles.

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