"What is and how to have a FAVICON!"

Last Update: March 20, 2014

Look up at the top of the screen and see that your BROWSER tabs have little pictures in them?

WA has a WA image - all the sites here will have a picture of a pc window and 2 red lines running down it - until you add your own picture!

These are called FAVICONS and add branding to your website pages.

They are quite special and are named as : favicon.ico

Therefore we need a special image editor to take our image and turn it from a .png to .ico


Relax say me! Why not look at a few samples of it in action?

www.PayPal.com , www.Yahoo.com , www.YouTube.com - what you will notice is it may differ to the company logo in some way, but it becomes memorable as you build your branding.

Create the image you want to appear sized 32 x32 or 64 x 64.

.png is probably the best option.

Remember it is very small when uploaded to the browser!!

Or

If you are really stuck, you can give my blogs love on Facebook, and any other like feature you stumble across, comment him everywhere - and then beg the OldMule to do it for you!

Or

Just ask nicely and he will probably do it for you by sending him your website link and let him just make what he thinks will work best for you!


...... AND THAT FOLKS WAS REALLY THE HARD PART!!!


Next:

Now we need to go and grab one handy little beast of a plugin!

Search plugins for the: - Heroic Favicon Generator - Ta-Daah!

1. "Do you want to install it??" - [ "Are you sure?" - "Yes already!"]

2. Press "Select favicon" button - and find it on pc.

3. The picture will now appear on the Left side of the screen in Media Library.

4. Select the picture by click once.

5. Box on right - Enter text : Title : Favicon

Caption : Whatever

Alt text : My favicon - Important

Description : My favicon ... more if you want.

6. Leave all boxes ticked! In fact they are in your imagination only! They are not there!

7. Scroll down to SAVE CHANGES - Done and for many up to date devices!!!!

Other notes:

It may take a bit of time to see them, if you login on someone else’s pc you may get to see them immediately, or open a different browser and try too.

I hope you find this informative and that I have simplified the points herein.

Please feel to like, discuss and comment and Facebook at top of page when you can.

Please also read and like my other blogs to?!

Thank you in advance.


Tomorrows blog: "How and why you can win or fail with WA!"


Have a question you feel may help others too? Please just shout me!

OldMule

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masirois Premium
I only just heard about favicons yesterday for the first time and added it to my list of things to find out about. Thanks for making my search easy! Good info.
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OldMule Premium
So glad I got the timing right for you - this plugin adds more favicons than the standard built in one for other screen types as well. Let us know here how it turns out.
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gregarious1 Premium
Thank you for this . It is a little addition to make the site more appealing with the right image that is.
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OldMule Premium
Yes, branding.
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Kimsh Premium
Works a treat. Thanks again:)
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OldMule Premium
Most welcome. Thanks for the comment.
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WrightA Premium
I installed my Favicon by going to Appearance and then Customize Theme (I think - I'm not in front of my laptop) without having to install a plugin. I chose a pic from my media and it did the rest. Perhaps availability is different per theme you choose?
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OldMule Premium
thanks for the comment.
This plugin adds favicons to other media screen which the standard one can not.
Have a magic day!
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WrightA Premium
Oh got it. Ok thanks! Good to know.
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BeckieG Premium
Awesome! Will have to try this!
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OldMule Premium
Good show - share with us here if you do.
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