Support » Fixing WordPress » Favicon not updating

  • Hey,

    So I’m trying to update my favicon and I’m pretty sure I’ve followed the instructions to a t and the favicon refuses to update. I uploaded my file to the following part of my website:

    and then I went into the header.php stylesheet and plugged it right into this part:

    <link rel=”profile” href=”″ />
    <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” media=”all” href=”<?php bloginfo( ‘stylesheet_url’ ); ?>” />
    <link rel=”pingback” href=”<?php bloginfo( ‘pingback_url’ ); ?>” />

    <link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”” />

    <!–[if lt IE 9]>

    I’ve also tried it with “icon” instead of “shortcut icon.” The favicon simply refuses to change from the default grid-looking icon I started with. I’ve checked on both Chrome and IE, nothing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • simply put your favicon.ico in the root of your website 😉

    Sorry for being such a n00b but would you mind explaining how I do that?

    via ftp put your favicon.ico in your main directory. For example where you have uploaded wordpress..


    Yeah, right now is that grid looking icon. You need to replace that file with the one you want and just remove that <link rel="icon"... line.

    Specifying icon locations that way is somewhat problematic as different browsers seem to behave differently but they all look for a favicon.ico in the main directory.

    One of my sites uses the following:

    <link rel="shortcut icon"
              type="image/x-icon" />

    In your case, the href path would be: /wp-content/uploads/2012/03/favicon-1.ico

    But, the only reason to do that is if different sections of your site need to have their own icons.

    Thanks Mark that worked perfectly!


    Your post helped me! I dropped my favicon into my root folder like you said and it’s showing up perfectly now.

    Thanks a ton!

    KM Schafer

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘Favicon not updating’ is closed to new replies.