Changed Wordpress Theme, Now Confused

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by macjram, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. macjram macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2008
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    You must mean the icon in your browser, because there is no similar icon on either web page via HTML. If so, the image comes from a file named favicon.ico, CSS has nothing to do with it.

    favicon.ico is an icon in a special format that browsers recognize and display for their associated location bar/tab/bookmarks. You have two different images in two places, one in the document root (the HF) the other in the sub-folder called wp (the T1). To fix simply put the correct file in the document root and remove all others in all sub-folders. Otherwise, any others in sub-folders will override the one in the document root, as you experienced. Having multiple icons under one domain can confuse users, so only using one in your document root is a suggested practice and helps to properly brand your entire site.

    Please bear in mind old versions of MSIE (<=6.0) locally cache the icon, so for some users they won't see the change right away, only when they dump their browser cache or re-bookmark. Newer versions of browsers are fine.

    If you wish to create your own new favicon.ico, use this utility.


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