How To: Change Your Theme Favicon

Favicons are the small icons for your website that are typically displayed in your web browser.

All Organic Themes contain a leaf favicon. Favicons can be created using various image editing software. Easier solutions involve generating a favicon from an image using a website such as this, or creating your own favicon using Faviconer. If you would like to change the favicon of your theme, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to the server of your site using an FTP client such as FileZilla, or within your hosting options.
  2. Locate the images folder within your themes directory. The path should be similar to wp-content > themes > organic_theme > images.
  3. Upload your favicon.ico file in to the images directory, overwriting the existing favicon file.
  4. You’re done!

In addition, there are several WordPress plugins available for changing your favicon. A list of available plugins may be found here.

Note: Favicons are registered deep in your browsers cache. So you may not see the change right away unless your browser cache is cleared and/or restarted.

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David Morgan is the co-founder, designer, and developer of Organic Themes. He founded the company with Jeff Milone in 2009 on the Hawaiian island of Maui. David enjoys surfing, swimming, golfing and creating new web applications and products. Personal Site: http://dav.idmorgan.com