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Setting up your favicon

Malcolm M

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#1
Malcolm Melbourne submitted a new resource:

Setting up your favicon - This is the icon that you will see in the tab your browser.

This guide is a step by step guide on how to change your favicon. Firstly, what is a favicon? A favicon is an icon which belongs to a domain that is displayed in many different ways, as in your browser's web address bar or nex to the site name on your bookmark list. You could say it helps you identify a website quickly just by looking at the favicon.

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Step 1: Creating your favicon

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Malcolm Melbourne said:
In order to view your newly uploaded favicon, you will have to force clear you cache or wait 24-48 hours.
To refresh your site's favicon you can force browsers to download a new version using the link tag and a querystring on your filename.
Code:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.yoursite.com/favicon.ico?v=2" />
 

Malcolm M

Active member
#7
htdocs doesn't show up in FTP or ACP for me.
You could already be in it, on most webhost control panels (cPanel, Interworx etc) they have an option where you can create an FTP account in a specific directory. Would you be able to provide a picture of what you're looking at?
 

Malcolm M

Active member
#9
So htdocs/Public_html is where you put your site files. It's basically the root of your site. So you upload your favicon where your site files are