How To Add A Favicon (Favorite Icon) Image To A WordPress Blog
If you look at your browser address bar as you’re reading this blog, you’ll see my favicon image.
It’s the sweet-looking, small speech-bubble image, with the letter “K” inside. [now different]
And if you add this blog to your favorites or bookmarks (and I hope you will!), you’ll also see the image appear in your list of bookmarks,
This should help my blog to stand-out from the other sites.
If you would like to add a favicon image to your WordPress blog, here’s how to do it.
Make a 16×16 pixel image and save as an “ico” image. Call it favicon.ico
You can use the free graphics program GIMP to do this, if you don’t already have suitable graphics editing software.
If you don’t want to make your own image, you may download and use this favicon I’ve made.
Just right-click and choose “save image as”, to save it to your desktop.
Upload the favicon using an FTP program to your server, at the top level of your blog.
Rename it to favicon.ico if necessary.
Login as admin for your blog. Ensure this line of code is in the header.php file, of the theme you are using.
Add this line of code line (below) using the theme editor, if it’s not there already.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”<?php echo get_option(‘home’); ?>/favicon.ico” />
Here’s an image, showing the theme editor being used to edit the file header.php … (CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE)
Refresh your blog and check the favicon shows as expected.
Hope you like it!