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A [[wikipedia:Favicon|favicon]] is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports [[wikipedia:Tabbed_document_interface|tabbed browsing]]) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar.
 
A [[wikipedia:Favicon|favicon]] is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports [[wikipedia:Tabbed_document_interface|tabbed browsing]]) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar.
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The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.
 
The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.
  
By default, the Joomla! favico.ico file can be found in the /images directory.  Some templates, however, will contain code that redirect the browser to /templates/template_name/icon.  To determine where your new [[wikipedia:Favicon|favicon]] should be, examine /templates/index.php and look for code that resembles: <nowiki><link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://yoursite.com/templates/your_template/icon/favicon.ico" ></nowiki>
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[[Image:Favicon.png]]
  
1. '''Create a 16x16 pixel image.'''
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==See also==
You may use graphic software such as [[wikipedia:Photoshop|Photoshop]], [[wikipedia:Gimp|Gimp]] or [[wikipedia:Windows_Paint|Windows Paint]] or an online tool such as http://antifavicon.com/
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* [[Changing the site favicon]]
 
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[[Category:Landing Pages]][[Category:Glossary]]
2. '''Convert to ico format''' using free online sites such as: http://converticon.com/, http://www.favicongenerator.com/, http://www.htmlkit.com/services/favicon/, http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/, http://www.favicon.cc/
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3. '''Copy the file to the folder outlined in the path above.'''
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[[Image:Favicon.png]]
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Revision as of 07:59, 19 September 2010

A favicon is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports tabbed browsing) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar.

The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.

Favicon.png

See also