Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator

Description

Generate and setup a favicon for desktop browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 tablets and more. In a matter of seconds, design an icon that looks great on all major platforms.

Favicon is not just a single favicon.ico file dropped in the middle of your site. Nowadays, with so many different platforms and devices, you need a bunch of pictures to get the job done. With RealFaviconGenerator, generate all the icons you need for desktop browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 devices, and more.

iOS devices use a high resolution Apple touch icon to illustrate bookmarks and home screen shortcuts. A first generation iPhone needs a 57×57 picture, whereas a brand new iPad with Retina screen looks for a 152×152 picture. Android Chrome also use these pictures if it finds them. Windows 8 takes another route with a dedicated set of icons and HTML declarations.

Favicon is not only a matter of pictures with different resolutions. The various platforms coms with different UI guidelines. For example, the classic desktop favicons often use transparency. But iOS requires opaque icons. And Windows 8 has its own recommendations.

Save hours of research and image edition with RealFaviconGenerator and its companion plugin. In a matter of seconds, you setup a favicon compatible with:

  • Windows (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari)
  • Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Camino)
  • iOS (Safari, Chrome, Coast)
  • Android (Chrome, Firefox)
  • Surface (IE)
  • And more

We take compatibility very seriously. See http://realfavicongenerator.net/favicon_compatibility for the full list.

** Localization **

Screenshots

  • Initial favicon setup screen. You are invited to setup your favicon.
  • Select a master picture from the Media Library (optional)
  • Once you hit the Generate Favicon button, you are redirected to RealFaviconGenerator, where you can design your favicon: adding a background to your iOS picture, using a saturated version of your master picture for Windows 8...
  • When you are done with the favicon editor, you are redirected to the WordPress Dashboard. The favicon is installed automatically. This screen presents you a preview of the favicon you various platforms, so you know how your blog looks like on various platforms.
  • You can also trigger RealFaviconGenerator's favicon checker, to make sure your favicon is correctly setup.

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Changelog

1.3.10

  • Always access RealFaviconGenerator via HTTPS
  • Clarification in local path separators for Windows
  • Plugin was tested up to WordPress 4.7.1
  • Notice to ask administrator to not deactivate the plugin

1.3.9

  • Plugin was tested up to WordPress 4.7

1.3.8

  • Plugin was tested up to WordPress 4.6

1.3.7

  • Fix: Plugin keywords rephrased (some were not taken into account).

1.3.6

  • Fix: the icons path was sometimes wrong when the upload directory was the root directory

1.3.5

  • pl/PL translation added, thanks to Maciej Gryniuk
  • ru/RU translation added, thanks to Natasha Diatko

1.3.4

  • Plugin was tested up to WordPress 4.5

1.3.3

  • Deactivate debug logs

1.3.2

  • Typos in French translations
  • Warning fix for PHP7
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.4.1
  • cs/CZ translation added, thanks to an anonymous translator

1.3.1

  • Hotfix in previous version.

1.3.0

  • The plugin takes advantage of RealFaviconGenerator’s non-interactive API to upgrade the favicon automatically whenever a new version is available.

1.2.15

  • Donation link added.
  • Plugin now works when access to file system is via FTP (not direct). See https://wordpress.org/support/topic/no-images-created

1.2.14

  • Security improvement.
  • Warning fix regarding NONCE_ACTION_NAME.
  • Useless PHP closing tags removed.
  • Error checking added to favicon package unzipping.

1.2.13

1.2.12

  • Performance improvements: favicon update checking is now done in the Admin section (not the Public section), locales are not loaded in the Public section anymore.
  • Take advantage of the Rewrite API (when available) to make the files appear to be in the root directory. So http://example.com/favicon.ico works (eg. when requested by Yandex).
  • nl/NL translation added, thanks to Axel Vanderhaeghen.

1.2.11

  • When the admin’s browser cannot get the picture selected from the Media Library, the UI fails gracefully.
  • Favicon package unzipping is more robust.
  • Notice to ask users to rank the plugin on WordPress.org.

1.2.10

  • Warning fix when used with BuddyPress (bp_setup_current_user). See https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp_debug-notice-for-bp_setup_current_user.

1.2.9

  • When selected from the Media Library, the master picture is now retrieved by WP administrator’s browser to prevent several issues (locally hosted blogs, blogs protected in a way or another, etc.).

1.2.8

  • Plugin successfully tested against WordPress 4.1.

1.2.7

  • Fix for WordPress sites hosted on Windows.

1.2.6

  • The plugin is now compatible with multisite.

1.2.5

  • Fix for login page: favicon code was not injected in this particular page.

1.2.4

  • Remove debug messages to avoid false positives in error log.

1.2.3

  • Update notifications can be dismissed once for all.
  • New Settings page to enable/disable update notifications.

1.2.2

  • Fix for the 403 issue with HostGator hosting service (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/403-error-when-generating-favicon).

1.2.1

  • Fix in plugin removal and update checking.

1.2.0

  • The plugin now warns the user when RealFaviconGenerator was updated and the favicon should be generated again.

1.1.1

  • Rewrite API usage disabled. Favicon files do not appear to be in the root directory of the blog anymore.

1.1.0

  • Run RealFaviconGenerator’s favicon checker from the admin interface.

1.0.7

  • Deactivate default Genesis favicon when one is configured in FbRFG.

1.0.6

  • Error management improved during favicon install.

1.0.5

  • Do not try to rewrite the favicon files URL when .htaccess is not writable.

1.0.4

  • Option to not rewrite the favicon files URL, even when this is possible.

1.0.3

  • Plugin code syntax changed to fit older versions of PHP.

1.0.2

  • Callback URL was too long for some servers. It has been shorten.

1.0.1

  • Favicon admin settings are now in the Appearance menu.
  • Fix in favicon package download.
  • Fix in error management during favicon installation.

1.0

Initial version.

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