Use Google Material Icon Font

I would like to use Google’s icon font within my site.
Apparently, all I have to do is add this line of HTML in the HEAD section.

Can someone please explain how to do this, keeping in mind that I don’t have FTP access.


Hello @jmraisal,

Thanks for asking. :slight_smile:

You can use plugins like Insert Headers and Footers to add scripts in head section.


Thanks for your response.

I’m seeing a bunch of articles on “Enqueueing” styles and scripts in the functions.php file.

Which is better? If I were to use the Enqueue action, what would it look like?

function child_enqueue_styles() {

	// enqueue child styles

	wp_enqueue_style('material-icons', '//' );

add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'child_enqueue_styles', 9999);


Hello @jmraisal,

Thanks for asking. :slight_smile:

Well it totally depends on you. Reason why I suggest plugin is because it’s hassle free and easy to use, setup.

However, you can also do the same using child theme and by using wp_enqueue_style function. It’s matter of personal preference and ease. If you would like to learn more about wp_enqueue_style function, please take a look at following resource:

I suggest you to please setup child theme before making any core changes. Here are the resources that can be used to download and instructions on setting up child theme:


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