A favorite icon (favicon) is the small graphic displayed next to the URL in the browser. Favicons do not help your site search engine ranking but they make your site stand out from others.
Favicons need to be created as 16×16 pixel images and saved with .ico extension.
You can create favicons using any graphic application that will allow you saving of .ico files. You can also create your favicons using online services such as Faviconer.
Installing a Favicon in WordPress
- With an FTP Client, upload the new favicon.ico file into your current theme’s main folder.
- Upload another copy of your favicon.ico file to the main directory of your site (ie. http://example.com/favicon.ico). This will display the favicon in your subscribers’ feedreaders.
In order for your favicon to show up in browsers, you will need to edit your page header and add the following code below the <head>HTML tag.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/favicon.ico" />