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    Theme: Brunelleschi

    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="" type="image/"/>
    <link rel="icon" href="" 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 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!

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  • Have you tried using this method – I am using the Brunelleschi theme, too, and did this yesterday (after much trial and error) and it worked. Make sure the image you are using is actually named favicon.ico. (I had a blond moment and tried using an image named favicon2.ico the first time around.)

    I play it safe when it comes to editing anything (because quite frankly I am pretty ditzy) and always copy and paste the original in a notepad (plain text) file in case what I am doing screws it up (which happens embarrassingly often). When I messed up, I just copy and paste the original right back in.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh yes, I tried the instructions there first thing. I followed everything to the letter with no luck. Eventually Favicon My Blog worked (I can’t remember now what I used to get it to work) but I was noticing someone trying to hack into my blog through that particular add-on last week, so I removed Favicon My Blog.

    Now that I’ve added more security, I may try that add-on again.

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