Favicon shows up on the browser’s tab above the web address bar. These are also shown on bookmarks, mobile apps, and Google displays them on mobile search results.
You can have a custom favicon for your website. In this lesson, you will learn how to make and assign favicon on your WordPress Website.
Before favicons were creased as special tiny file as favicon.ico and were uploaded to the root directory of the website. But now WordPress lets you use any image file as the favicon of your website.
How To Assign Any Image As Favicon In WordPress?
You simply need to navigate to your admin area and follow these steps:
- Navigate to Appearance -> Customise page
- Click on the ‘Site Identity’ tab on the left menu.
- Scroll down to ‘Site Icon’ section
- Click on ‘Select Site Icon’
- Upload the image file
- Click ‘Publish’ button
That’s it, WordPress will now convert your image as the favicon of your website.
How To Create Favicon Images?
Although, WordPress lets you use any image as favicon but you may also create a custom favicon image for your website, as that is going to improve your identity on the internet.
There are various business tools that lets you create graphical images, banners, and logos, etc.. Leading business tools for designing images are Canva, MemberSpace, Adobe’s Online Graphic Maker, etc. You will easily find them by searching Google.
For generating a free favicon, you may use favicon.io service, there are many more services that you will easily find by searching on Google.
How To Find Free Favicon Images?
If you simply want to use a favicon image that matches the niche of your website then there are various free services that offers you free images and vector graphics.
If you want to use any image or vector graphic as your favicon then there are services that include pixabay.com, pexels.com, openverse.org, and commons.wikimedia.org, you will find the images by searching keywords and filtering the results.