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How to add Favicons to WordPress

September 10, 2019

How WordPress administrators can customize their website with a favicon.

But first...

You must have WordPress installed on your local site and your WordPress admin login information provided in your Nexcess Welcome Email. 

Method 1: Place a Favicon within your WordPress directory

  1. Verify the file is named favicon.ico.

  2. Upload the Favicon using FTP or SSH to the directory where WordPress is installed.  

  3. WordPress should recognize the changes have been made will update your Favicon automatically.

Method 2: Use a plug-in

  1. Log in to the administration panel of your WordPress site.

  2. On the left side menu, navigate to Plugins>Add New.

  3. Search for and then install the plug-in titled All in One Favicon.
  4. Upload the Favicon to the frontend and backend of your site and click Save Changes.
  5. Refresh the page, and the new Favicon should display.

Method 3: Edit your theme header.php file

ATTENTION: Unless you are experienced at modifying themes, make a backup of your files before modifying them.

  1. Before starting the upload process, ensure that your Favicon file is named favicon.ico.

  2. Using FTP or SSH, upload the Favicon SH to the directory containing the WordPress installation.  

  3. Log in to your WordPress Admin Panel.

  4. On the left menu, click Appearance > Theme Editor.

  5. Select the file titled header.php to edit the file.

  6. Locate or add a line of code as shown below.
  7. If this line does not exist, add the code within the html tags. 


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