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Info on making that custom graphic icon for the browser...? (10 posts)

  1. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Does anyone know where to find info on making and placing that customized icon for a web-site's URL? I had it once, and I seem to have lost it.

    cheers!

  2. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Precisely! Well...not that specific link, but at least I've got a place to start to make one o' these dingers...

    Thanks, Marc!

  4. Ennis
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    if you have photoshop, you can easily create one out of there. i did it for my site. took me a whole 30 seconds maybe. i just did a search in google, and tutorials on creating favicons and it came up....pretty easy.

    if you have any trouble with it, i can create one for you and send it over.

  5. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Omigosh! That was too easy!! It's done. And I didn't even have to pay for it.
    I guess everybody with a website must know about this?

    cheers!

  6. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, that's nice of you to offer, Ennis! But the Favicon site beat ya to it ;)

    cheers!

  7. Ennis
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anytime. good to hear you got it workin'

  8. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Interesting note: after creating and placing the favicon, I was having trouble getting it to "stick" across pages, and after switching to a different tab (website) and back again. Other sites had their favicons stick just fine. So...I discovered that you need to know *which* WP-files (yes, more than one!) that contain the <header> tags need to contain the <link ref...> (favicon path reference) tag. They are:

    1) wp-content/themes/<your theme here>/header.php
    2) <site root>/wp.php

    Now the favicon 'sticks' across pages. ( This assumes the favicon itself is loose in the same directory as your header.php file, as seems to be suggested in 'favicon best practices'.)

    Whew!
    Cheers!

  9. lmurillo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a way to make it "global" in a sense that I don't have to modify each theme in order to have the favicon working. I'm asking this because if I suddenly decide to switch themes then I would have to edit each theme's header.php file in order to have the favicon working.
    I tried placing it in the index.php on the main directory but the site wouldn't load :(

    -LMurillo

  10. icco
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i've never had any porblems with it sticking but thats because i have it in the root called favicon.ico. The browser does the rest.

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