Favicon HELP!? (4 posts)

  1. refrainmusic
    Posted 3 years ago #

    On my old (two days ago) wordpress.com site I had a favicon, it was great, simple to create easy to upload...

    All I had to do was go to Settings, General, upload a pic, crop it right in wordpress, save.

    Now...I try and do the same thing now that I've moved to an external host and (still using WordPress software - 3.4.1) I can't do the exact same thing??

    Apparently, based on scraps i'm reading here, I have to create some weird ico file and insert it into some root directory on my website (my what?), and make sure it's in the right place, blah blah blah...is there an "easy" way to do this, like the old way??



  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make yourself a cup of your preferred beverage, settle back and have a good read of Creating_a_Favicon.

  3. epo079
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A favicon can be easily created using any graphic program that will allow saving of .ico graphic files, such as The GIMP. There are also online services that will allow you to create a favicon for free.

    The image should be clear and is usually designed to match your blog image and/or content, a big task for something so small.

    To prepare the image to be saved as favicon.ico:

    By cropping or adding space around the image, make the image square.
    Resize the image to 16 x 16 pixels.
    Save the file as favicon.ico.
    If using an online service to create your favicon, such as Faviconer.com (creates 24bit favicon.ico with a transparent background) and favicon.co.uk or Dynamic Drive, follow the instructions provided by the site. Then download the image of the favicon.ico to your computer.

    With an FTP Client, upload the new favicon.ico file into your current theme’s main folder.

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  4. refrainmusic
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the tips...I'll see what I can accomplish an let you know how I make out.



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