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How to remove Dashicons in WordPress (dashicons.min.css)

Dashicons is the official icon font of the WordPress admin as of 3.8. Some of you have requested that we add a feature to remove Dashicons. Some themes and developers utilize this (dashicons.min.css) on the front-end of their sites.

Remove Dashicons

Follow the steps below to remove Dashicons.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab and “General” sub-navigation menu, toggle on “Disable Dashicons.”

Remove Dashicons
Remove Dashicons

Step 3

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

Note: This doesn’t affect the back-end because the WordPress admin dashboard uses Dashicons. This purposely only removes Dashicons on the front-end when not logged in.

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