What Is and How To Add A Favicon?

We need to make sure that our blog is seen across the internet in a consistent way as it reinforces our branding and helps our blogs become recognisable. A simple and effective way to do so is to add a favicon to your website. This is the small icon that displays in a user’s browser to represent your page. It’s usually just a small logo, picture or initial.

What is a favicon

What is a FAVICON?

A favicon (short for “favourite icon”) is the small icon that displays in the web browser to signify the page that is open. For examples see below.

Favicons

There are a few different ways to create your own favicon.

I recommend choosing a single letter or initial as the image size is so small. Or choose a graphic/logo that represents your blog.

I usually design the favicon first in a program such as Photoshop, PicMonkey or Paint, at the size of 64px x 64px.

Then use a free online favicon generator such as Favicon Generator  or Favicon to create the .ico file.

Most premium themes on WordPress will have a setting for adding the Favicon easily.

Do a Google search on the theme you are using if you’re not sure how to add the favicon.

For Blogger you add the favicon in the Layout option through your Dashboard.

About The Author

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of Blognix. She is also a freelance blogger, writer and social media trainer. She teaches workshops on blogging and social media offline and online. In 2015 Elizabeth became a Pinterest UK Ambassador, trained and endorsed to speak on their behalf. Elizabeth likes travelling, indoor picnics and oversized cocktail rings.

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