What is a Favicon? That little tiny picture on the tab at the top of your browser. Customizing this little guy on your WordPress blog is as simple as installing a plugin and uploading a compatible image file.

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^Look! there’s my favicon^

I use the All in One Favicon Plugin by Technotronic and I could’t be happier. The plugin plays well with any theme and can be easily installed in 10 minuets or less. Just upload an image and it works beautifully.

A good favicon is no more complex than a 16×16 pixel .GIF or .ICO of your company logo. It must be legible on a very small scale. For instance here are some great examples of easy to identify favicons from popular websites.

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Don’t have an image to use? You will need a 16 x 16 pixel image with the file type of either .GIF or .ICO.  If you are like me you probably didn’t have a 16×16 picture of yourself or your logo just lying around.

That’s why I used Favicon From Pics to create the favicon for jesseplautz.com

The process is so easy you can do it in 3 steps.

  1. Go to the Favicon From Pics website and follow the easy steps to get a 16×16 pixel .GIF or .ICO.
  2. Install and activate the All in One Favicon Plugin on your WordPress site.
  3. Upload the pic to your WordPress media library then set the pic as your favicon in the plugin’s settings.

That’s it! you are done!