3. Icons – Effective Volto – Development tools


3. Icons#

Volto has a pre-defined set of SVG icons from the Pastanaga UI icon system. You can find them in the code repo in here. They are also browseable in https://pastanaga.io/icons/.

The following example shows how to display one of these icons.

import addUserSVG from '@plone/volto/icons/add-user.svg';
import { Icon } from '@plone/volto/components';

<Icon name={addUserSVG} size="24px" />;


These icons are intended to be used only in the "official" Plone Pastanaga UI. Please refrain from using them on personal projects unless they are based on Plone.

3.1. Custom icons#

If you have your own svg file that you wish to load with the <Icon> component, you have to make sure you place it, in your addon or project code, in a folder called icons. So, if you have a file in src/icons/myicon.svg, you can use it like:

import { Icon } from '@plone/volto/components';
import myIconSVG from 'my-volto-addon/icons/myicon.svg';

<Icon name={myIconSVG} size="24px" />;

The icons folder is an absolute must, because otherwise it won't be loaded by Volto's svg webpack loader