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iPhone custom site Icon question (9 posts)

  1. reevo
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi All

    Has anyone managed to get a custom apple-touch-icon.png working on their wordpress blog? I've tried and uploaded the png to various places without success. Wondered if anyone could advise.


  2. ameo02
    Posted 7 years ago #

    where do you exactly want it? link 2 your site would be helpful.

  3. Reevo,

    I have not tried it yet, but I have to ask myself... What would Dave Taylor do? :)

    In a little while I'll create an icon in PNG format and explicitly put in the

    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/your/url/icon.png" />

    And see what blows up.

  4. Well that was a short trip. I created a 45x45 PNG icon and called it iphone-icon.png (I took it from my gravatar image). I saved that file to my theme's directory.

    In my theme's header.php, before the </head> I added this one line:

    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/iphone-icon.png" />

    Then on my iphone I just bookmarked it to my home screen. Works like a charm.

  5. reevo
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey, fantastic jdembowski. Thanks very much for the instructions; worked a treat.

  6. thinkadrian
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I can't get it to work, I've applied the correct path, but still no cigarr... :(

    Any tips on what to NOT do?


  7. 50centHAT
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Tried that but it did not seem to work.

    I put it in my Header.php file as you suggested.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  8. What's the link to your blog? That would help sort it out.

  9. gimsal
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I made a stupid mistake, which may be of value to someone else--

    I have a plugin installed to provide a special iphone/touch/mobile them for such browsers. I was inserting the code into header.php via the dashboard to my main theme. Of course, that never comes up when accessing the site via iphone, hence no icon.

    I found the iphone's header.php by digging around in my plugins directory (there are several iphone plugins out there, so you'll have to look).

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