What is a Favicon?
The official definition from Wikipedia is:
A favicon (short for ‘favorites icon’), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A web designer can create such an icon, and many recent web browsers can then make use of them. Browsers that support favicons may display them in the browser’s URL bar, next to the site’s name in lists of bookmarks, and next to the page’s title in a tabbed document interface.
My own non scientific description is: The little thingy that shows up as a little picture right next to the URL address in the address bar.
I wanted to have my own personalized icon for this blog, so I found this website Favicons from Pics. Uploaded the Langwitches logo and then downloaded the created favicon. Uploaded via FTP the favicon.ico file to my blog’s root directory and inserted the following code in my header.php file.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” >
Voila! That little thingy shows up in the address bar. 🙂
Tested in Firefox on PC and MAC. Looks like it is not working with Internet Explorer. 🙁