Although many people already know how to add a favicon, I wanted to touch on it because it gave me such a hard time. When I get to end of this post I will tell you why it gave me a hard time and you will be laughing at me.
- First you have to create your favicon. There are many free favicon generators out there so I won’t go into any (however if anyone has a favorite I would love to hear about it).
- After you have created your favicon you upload it to your site (usually the public_html area) using your ftp client, I use Filezilla.
- Next go to your header.php file in the editor section of your wordpress blog and add this code:
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”/favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />
Now after I did all that, nothing was showing up. I decided to do a search for favicon plugins for WordPress. Upon research I found the
Finally, I cleared the cache and poof there it was my favicon. All of that and all I needed to do was use the plugin and clear the cache. Lesson learned and I hope this helps someone out there.