Buttons are a great way to add interactivity and engagement to your website. However, sometimes a button needs more than just text to stand out. Adding icons to your buttons can help draw attention to them and make them more visually appealing. In this post, we’ll show you how to add icons on buttons using CSS.

Step 1: Choose an Icon

The first step is to choose an icon that you want to use on your button. There are many websites that offer free icon sets, such as Font Awesome and Material Design Icons. Once you’ve selected an icon, download the icon files to your computer.

Step 2: Create Your Button

Next, create your button using HTML. You can use the <button> tag or the <a> tag to create your button. For example:

<button class="btn">Click Me</button>

Step 3: Add the Icon

Now that we’ve created our button, we can add the icon to it using CSS. First, we need to add a class to our button so that we can target it with CSS. In this example, we’ve added a class of “btn” to our button.

<button class="btn">Click Me</button>

Next, we’ll use the ::before or ::after pseudo-element in CSS to add our icon. Here’s an example of how to add a Font Awesome icon to our button using the ::before pseudo-element:

.btn::before {
  content: "\f007";
  font-family: "Font Awesome 5 Free";
  font-weight: 900;
  margin-right: 10px;

In this code, we’re using the content property to add the icon, which is represented by its Unicode value. We’re also specifying the font-family and font-weight to ensure that the icon displays correctly. Finally, we’re adding a margin to the right of the icon to create some space between the icon and the button text.

Step 4: Add Styles

To finish off our button, we can add some styles to make it more visually appealing. Here’s an example of some styles you can add:

.btn {
  background-color: #007bff;
  color: #fff;
  padding: 8px 16px;
  border-radius: 5px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  font-weight: 700;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
  transition: background-color 0.3s ease;

.btn:hover {
  background-color: #0069d9;

In this code, we’re adding a background color, text color, padding, border-radius, text-transform, font-weight, letter-spacing, and a hover effect to our button.

That’s it! With these changes, your button now has an icon and some styles to make it stand out.

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