WordPress favicons

A favicon is the little logo in the browser tabs for a website. A WordPress favicon is the same as a favicon on any other website, but there are tools for WordPress which make setting up a favicon even easier.

What is a favicon?

The favicon is the icon that appears in the browser tab for each website page. Each web page can have a favicon, but most websites simply use one favicon for all pages.

The purpose of a favicon is to provide identification and branding. Favicons assist with sorting through browser tabs, and providing a visual association between brand and content.

Favicons can also be detected and used in other software, like a bookmark library.

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How to make a favicon

There are many free tools to generate a favicon. All you need to do is provide your graphic, select a few options, and download the favicon files provided.

Once you have your favicon files, then you can add them to your WordPress website.

What size favicon should I use?

The standard favicon sizes are 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, and 64×64.

We suggest using 32×32.

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How to add a favicon to a WordPress website

You can add your favicons manually like any website, or you can use a WordPress plugin to do the hard work for you.

We recommend a WordPress plugin named Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator to manage favicons on a website.

What should be used as a favicon?

  • Your logo
  • A simple graphic
  • Icons
  • Silhouettes

What should not be used as a favicon?

  • Pictures
  • Words
  • Complicated graphics
  • Anything big

Learn more about WordPress favicons in the WordPress codex.

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