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Changing the site favicon

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Revision as of 03:31, 19 June 2008 by Chris Davenport (Talk | contribs)

  1. Create a 16x16 pixel image. You may use graphic software such as Photoshop, Gimp or Windows Paint or an online tool such as http://antifavicon.com/
  2. Convert to ico format using free online sites such as:
  3. Copy the file to the /images directory under the Joomla! root directory.
  4. Make sure the file name is favicon.ico.
By default, the Joomla! favicon.ico file can be found in the /images directory. Some templates, however, will contain code that redirects the browser to /templates/template_name/icon. To determine where your new favicon should be, examine /templates/index.php and look for code that resembles:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://yoursite.com/templates/your_template/icon/favicon.ico" />

Alternatively, modify the index.php for the template, so that it uses your preferred name.ico file.

Editor's note: The above is not quite accurate as Joomla! will look for the favicon.ico file in the template directory automatically too. The above statements need checking and re-wording.