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Info on making that custom graphic icon for the browser...? (10 posts)

  1. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Does anyone know where to find info on making and placing that customized icon for a web-site's URL? I had it once, and I seem to have lost it.

    cheers!

  2. Marc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

  3. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Precisely! Well...not that specific link, but at least I've got a place to start to make one o' these dingers...

    Thanks, Marc!

  4. Ennis
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    if you have photoshop, you can easily create one out of there. i did it for my site. took me a whole 30 seconds maybe. i just did a search in google, and tutorials on creating favicons and it came up....pretty easy.

    if you have any trouble with it, i can create one for you and send it over.

  5. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Omigosh! That was too easy!! It's done. And I didn't even have to pay for it.
    I guess everybody with a website must know about this?

    cheers!

  6. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hey, that's nice of you to offer, Ennis! But the Favicon site beat ya to it ;)

    cheers!

  7. Ennis
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    anytime. good to hear you got it workin'

  8. xmiinc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Interesting note: after creating and placing the favicon, I was having trouble getting it to "stick" across pages, and after switching to a different tab (website) and back again. Other sites had their favicons stick just fine. So...I discovered that you need to know *which* WP-files (yes, more than one!) that contain the <header> tags need to contain the <link ref...> (favicon path reference) tag. They are:

    1) wp-content/themes/<your theme here>/header.php
    2) <site root>/wp.php

    Now the favicon 'sticks' across pages. ( This assumes the favicon itself is loose in the same directory as your header.php file, as seems to be suggested in 'favicon best practices'.)

    Whew!
    Cheers!

  9. lmurillo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Is there a way to make it "global" in a sense that I don't have to modify each theme in order to have the favicon working. I'm asking this because if I suddenly decide to switch themes then I would have to edit each theme's header.php file in order to have the favicon working.
    I tried placing it in the index.php on the main directory but the site wouldn't load :(

    -LMurillo

  10. icco
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i've never had any porblems with it sticking but thats because i have it in the root called favicon.ico. The browser does the rest.

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