How to Add a Favicon to Your WordPress Website

What is a Favicon?
Favicon stands for “Favourite Icon”. Favicon is a tiny icon or image that appears next to your website or page title in a web browser.

How to Add a Favicon to Your WordPress Website

How to Add a Favicon to Your WordPress Website

Why do I need one?

  • It Makes your website stand out from you competitors.
  • It helps users to remember your brand.
  • It looks polished and gives a professional edge to your website
  • It allows users to find you website easily in the list of bookmarks

How to add a favicon?
To add a favicon, upload the favicon file to root directory of your website and add the following code to your header.php file

<link rel="icon" href="http://www.example.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.example.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

Change example.com with your website’s URL. And that’s it.

Note: The size of favicon should be 16 X 16 pixal and it should have .ico extension.

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