[resolved] how do you customize a navigation address logo? (5 posts)

  1. Jayjerome
    Posted 10 years ago #

    How do you get a customized logo to replace the default logo (that plain-looking page-like icon) at the left of your blog-site address when it appears in the navagation toolbar window?

    Like that "W" you see preceeding http://wordpress.org/ when you bring up the codex, or on a bookmarked name, but a customized design?

    The page icon is boring. If it can't be replaced, is there a way to brighten it up a little?

  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Google for favicon

  3. Jayjerome
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Getting the icon was easy, moshu-- but I can't figure out how & were to install it.

    FavIcon says to upload the favicon.ico to the folder on my web site where I have the web page, and then to add the folowing HTML tag after the <head> tag, before the </head tag:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" >

    A) which folder do they mean? My root directory? Or the directory with my web address name: jayjerome.com?

    The tree looks like this:
    Root/ Maildir
    The tree for jayjerome.com looks like this:
    wp-admin (folder)
    wp-content (folder)
    wp-includes (folder)
    with a lot of WP files below that, including wp-blog-header.php -- which doesnt seem to be the one they say I have to change.

    Which folder do I upload the icon file to?
    What file do I need to edit with the HTML changes?

    (whew... i'm tired just rereading what I wrote; hope I don't give whoever reads this a headache)...

  4. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually your "functional" root is the jayjerome folder. So, yes, put the thing there :)
    I use the following in the header.php of my theme:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

  5. Jayjerome
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks! You're the BEST.
    Now I have my first 'monogrammed' blog icon!

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