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7 years, 7 months ago
how can i add a favicon to my blog?
can anyone help?
Assuming you have your graphic saved as an .ico file, you just need to do the following, I think:
– Call it favicon.ico
– Put it in your web root
– Add the following to the header.php in your active theme:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>
That should be it. Does that work for you?
how can i save it as an .ico file??
it did not work
it gave me an error message
The converter gave you an error?
There are a ton of these converters online. Try http://www.convertico.com/ and if this doesn’t work just Google it and go through until you find one which will give you a valid .ico file…
i got it
Follow the steps above. Get the ico file (which you rename favicon.ico) into your root directory. Add the meta tag as above into the code of your header.php file. Must be somewhere inside the <head></head> tags.
i dont know how to do those steps
i am really new at this
How did you upload your WP files in the first place? However you did that, do the same to transfer the ico file.
Then, in your FTP or file manager, go to wp-content/themes/your_theme_name/header.php, open it to edit, copy and paste the line above, save.
Off out for a while now, but let me know how you get on.
i signed up with godaddy for a hosting account and it was included in the plan
if you dont understand than go read.
I understand how to create/upload and code for the .ico.
I even moded the header.php file to load the .ico.
still no go.
i am still confused
your favicon is now up, sort of black/grey.
IE is sometimes stubborn to show a new favicon on your own computer. maybe clear your browser history might help.