I have a favicon created and saved in my root directory. It didn't show up -- actually NO favicon showed up, not even the default WordPress W -- so I tried Shockingly Simple Favicon. That didn't work either. I searched help forums and found this code:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://s.wordpress.org/favicon.ico" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon"/> <link rel="icon" href="http://s.wordpress.org/favicon.ico" type="image/x-ico"/>
Plonked it into my header.php -- the ORIGINAL file, not in the child directory, because making my own header.php file resulted in errors. With the change to the original header.php file, I get the default WordPress W. From there I tried Shockingly Simple Favicon again and it didn't work. Have tried other plugins like Favicon My Blog but with no luck.
The only thing that works is replacing the wordpress.org URL in the above code with the URL for where my favicon is. But I don't like doing that since the only way I can get that is by editing the original header.php file.
Can someone help me with this so I can get a favicon without editing the original header.php? Or is it okay if I edit the original header.php? I don't think it is okay, but otherwise I am absolutely stuck at this point and REALLY need some help. Thanks!