Very Simple Favicon Manager

Description

About

This is a very simple plugin to set a favicon and a home screen icon for your website.

The favicon is a little icon that is displayed in the address bar of your browser and in your bookmark list.

The home screen icon is the shortcut icon on the home screen of mobile devices.

This plugin only supports the most common size of the iOS, Android and Windows home screen icon. This means that not all devices are covered.

NOTICE

This plugin will be removed from repository. Main reasons are the new site icon feature in customizer and other more popular plugins.

You can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author.

How to use

After installation:

  • Upload your favicon (.ico file) and home screen icon (.png file) in the media library
  • Copy file link
  • Go to Settings > Favicon Manager
  • Paste file link
  • Press save

A default favicon or home screen icon will be displayed in case no link to a favicon or home screen icon is added.

Question?

Please take a look at the FAQ section.

Translation

Not included but plugin supports WordPress language packs.

More translations are very welcome!

Credits

Without the WordPress codex and help from the WordPress community I was not able to develop this plugin, so: thank you!

Enjoy!

Screenshots

  • Very Simple Favicon Manager (dashboard).
  • Very Simple Favicon Manager (favicon).
  • Very Simple Favicon Manager (home screen icon).
  • Very Simple Favicon Manager (head section).

Installation

Please check Description section for installation info.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Please check Description section for installation info.

How do I set plugin language?

Plugin will use the site language, set in Settings > General.

If plugin isn’t translated into this language, language fallback will be English.

What is the best file type and size for a favicon?

For regular desktop and laptop browsers I recommend using a square multi-size .ico file that contains 3 icons with size 16x16px, 32x32px and 48x48px.

The minimum is a single 16x16px .ico file.

What is the best file type and size for a home screen icon?
  • For iOS device I recommend using a square icon with extension .png and size 180x180px
  • Android device often uses the iOS icon
  • For Windows device I recommend using a square icon with extension .png and size 144x144px

This plugin only supports the most common size of the iOS, Android and Windows home screen icon. This means that not all devices are covered.

What is a multi-size .ico file?

An .ico file can contain multiple icons, so it can contain a 16x16px, 32x32px and 48x48px icon.

There are several free online generators available to create a multi-size .ico file.

Can I also add a favicon with .png extension?

Normally this is possible (although .png is less supported) but this plugin only supports a favicon with .ico extension.

Can I leave input fields empty?

A default favicon or home screen icon will be displayed in case no link to a favicon or home screen icon is added.

Why not use the site icon feature in customizer instead?

With Very Simple Favicon Manager you can set a different favicon and home screen icon for your website.

So with this plugin you have more control over your favicon and home screen icon.

You should not use both because this might cause a conflict.

How can I make a donation?

You like my plugin and you’re willing to make a donation? Nice! There’s a PayPal donate link on the WordPress plugin page and my website.

Other question or comment?

Please open a topic in plugin forum.

Reviews

Drag and drop will be better…

It works but you have to load the icon before in media library and then copy the url and paste it in the setup of the plugin…
It not so fast, so if you have to change the icon often, this is not the best tool…

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Contributors & Developers

“Very Simple Favicon Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Very Simple Favicon Manager” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Very Simple Favicon Manager” into your language.

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Changelog

Version 3.9

  • last update: this plugin will be removed from repository
  • main reasons are the new site icon feature in customizer and other more popular plugins
  • you can keep using plugin, but without updates and without support from author
  • updated readme file

Version 3.8

  • best practice: removed closing PHP tag from most files
  • best practice: added newline at end of most files

Version 3.7

  • minor textual changes
  • updated file vsfm

Version 3.6

  • file vsfm: disable direct access to file

Version 3.5

  • file vsfm: fix in sanitize / escape function

For all versions please check file changelog.