• BIrdie


    Hello, we just refreshed our website and changed our favicon. I ran a GTMetrix scan and it looks like there’s a 404 in the waterfall chart for missing versions of the favicons generated.

    I remoted the plugin to test, but it didn’t fix the 404 errors that were still looking for these favicons.

    I reinstalled the plugin and tried to regenerate a new version of the favicons, but the same 404 resulted.

    We’ve purged caches on the server and front end, nothing seems to be removing these 404 errors.

    Can you assist? Thank you!


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  • Plugin Author phbernard



    The RealFaviconGenerator plugin leaves no trace of any favicon when it is deactivated. So if you still got a 404 while the plugin was off, this is probably because there was a favicon provided from another component. Most likely: from the theme you’re using.

    I cannot see any favicon at https://www.milesadcox.com/. GTMetrix does report any 404 and I cannot spot any 404 error with Chrome. I suppose you deactivate the RealFaviconGenerator plugin and fixed your issue, whatever it was?

    The problem now is that you don’t have any favicon. My advice is to activate the RealFaviconGenerator plugin again and run GTMetrix again.

    Please let me know if I can help.


    Thread Starter BIrdie


    Hello phbernard,

    My client has the website in “coming soon” mode to make changes before the official launch. The reason I believed these 404 to be related to RealFavicon is because the version name is the one I put into the bottom of the RealFaviconGenerator when I selected “this website is already in production and visitors have seen this favicon”.

    That said, it is difficult now for you to investigate further until the client goes live, so I thank you for looking into this in either case.

    Plugin Author phbernard


    Okay I understand. Don’t hesitate to post again on this thread when the site goes live.

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