Support » Plugin: Custom Favicon » 404's happening, even with plugin installed

  • Resolved Jose C

    (@jcervantes28)


    Hello,

    While I am here I thought I’d drop a note about another thing I found regarding favicons and perhaps this plugin.

    Although this may not be in the realm of what this plugin does or can do.

    However, with this plugin installed, my website was giving 404’s for bots looking for favicons…I learned that this plugin does not satisty what the crawlers are looking for.

    I believe I had to upload different sized favicons to the root of my wordpress install in order for the crawlers to find the favicons and favicon sizes they were searching for.

    Is there anything that the plugin should or can do regarding this, or are they different things?

    Anyhow, thanks again.

    Jose

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-favicon/

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  • Plugin Author Harish Chouhan

    (@hchouhan)

    Hello @jose,

    I’m aware of this issue as some crawlers still look for the file in root folder. Once I find a solution I’ll test on my site and post it here. Until then I’ll keep this open for discussion.

    Jose C

    (@jcervantes28)

    Thank you

    Jose C

    (@jcervantes28)

    These are the file names that the bots were looking for and that I uploaded to the root of the wordpress install.

    apple-touch-icon-120×120-precomposed.png
    apple-touch-icon-120×120.png
    apple-touch-icon-144×144-precomposed.png
    apple-touch-icon-144×144.png
    apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png
    apple-touch-icon.png

    Plugin Author Harish Chouhan

    (@hchouhan)

    Hi @jose,

    I was looking at logs of few of my own sites and of my clients where I had used the plugin and noticed the 404 for favicon was less than a dozen. Most search engines always look for the favicon in the default directory and this can only be resolved I assume by adding some path in the .htaccess file but this won’t be a universal solution as people are moving their WP sites from Apache to Nginx.

    I am closing this issue would would like to continue discussing with you. Also would it be possible to share any details on the user agent of the referred requesting the favicon?

    Jose C

    (@jcervantes28)

    I had a code in my theme’s functions I believe that sent me an email for every time there was a 404 and around that time, i would get a lot for the missing favicon files. I don’t have those emails anymore, but I think it was Google doing some sniffing around for those things. Can’t say what agent, sorry.

    Thank you again.

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