What is a Favicon?

Its this tiny little graphic that gets displayed in your browser when you’re visiting certain websites (left of the URL).

Technically it’s a file called “favicon.ico” in the root directory of your installation. It’s a 16×16 pixel graphic in either ICO, JPG or PNG format. For details, check Wikipedia’s excellent article:

If you’d like to add one to your own site, perhaps this article is useful to you:





Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.