I am using the Font Awesome icon set to display the social icons to the header area of this site. I wanted to be able to use the icons without having to rely on my current theme, so I created a simple WordPress plugin.
The Font Awesome Icons plugin adds the Font Awesome font and necessary styles to any WordPress site. The plugin is available to download
from the WordPress plugin repository or from my Github account.
Update October 7, 2012:
The plugin is no longer available from the WordPress plugin repository, but it is still available for download from it’s Github repository.
To use any of the Font Awesome icons on your WordPress site you have two options:
1. HTML Option
All code examples on the Font Awesome site apply: http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome/#code
2. Shortcode Option
Don’t want to worry about HTML tags? You can use a shortcode in your posts, pages and even widgets to display a Font Awesome icon.
The shortcode to use is , where name=X is the class of the icon you would like to use.
Full Icons Set