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Favicon Not working (5 posts)

  1. erikacon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    tapc.ca

    I've tried everything. I've read the instructions and put the favicon in the proper directory. In fact, I stuck it all over the place thinking one of them will work. Wrong. I put the proper code in the header.php above the </head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/favicon.ico" />. I've downloaded the plugin and typed in the path to the favicon.ico.

    Can you see it? I can't even after clearing the cache. This is so frustrating.

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your favicon is not a favicon file. It is a TIFF. .ico is not just a cute naming convention. It is a file format like JPEG or PNG. You can't just rename a TIFF and get a favicon file. You need to convert it. Photoshop, which you used to create the image, should almost certainly be able to save as the correct file type. If not, there are converters online.

    Also, you should be aware that TIFFs do not display in any major web browsers or email readers except for in Safari and Apple Mail (email reader), and Safari is really a pretty minor browser. You should avoid them for web work.

  3. erikacon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh you are so right.

    I read somewhere that you can save it as a .jpg and it will show. And it did. Well, I can see it now.

  4. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I read somewhere that you can save it as a .jpg and it will show. And it did. Well, I can see it now.

    Originally this was an IE only item and it had to be an ICO file. Other browsers support favicons now and other formats are now supported but may not work in older (very old and god forsaken) browsers. Nonetheless, you had a TIFF not a JPEG. Those are not the same, and TIFF is not supported.

  5. erikacon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I understand about Tiff. I created another one using jpeg and it works. Check it out.

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