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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.

Alternative method

You can also use the Script Manager in Perfmatters to disable Dashicons. You can add an exception based on the user state so that it’s only applied to the front-end (when not logged in).

Disable Dashicons with the Script Manager
Disable Dashicons with the Script Manager

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