This section provides an overview on Bootstrap glyphicons and describes how to use glyphicons.

How to Use Glyphicons

Twitter Bootstrap supports icons called glyphicons and they can be used with all tags of HTML.

All icons require a base class and individual icon class.

Keep in mind that icon classes cannot be directly combined with other components, so always use inner <span></span> tag.

If your HTML code has inner child elements then you are not able to use icon classes for that particular tag.


For example, you are creating a bootstrap button, then the syntax for this button should be like this:

<button type="button" class="btn btn-default btn-lg">

So in above example a simple bootstrap button is created but now you want to add a glyphicon in this button, for this simply add a <span> element inside a <button> tag. Like this:

<button type="button" class="btn btn-default btn-lg">
       <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-star" aria-hidden="true"></span>Star

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