What is a favicon?
With a favicon you can add your own website with an individual symbol in the browser line.
The word “Favicon” comes from the English words “Favorite” and “Icon”. The favicon is displayed next to the page title in the browser tab. If a page is saved as a favorite, the favicon now appears as a desktop logo for a linked website.
The size of the favicon should be 16×16 pixels. In order to achieve better quality, however, formats up to 48×48 pixels are also possible. However, it must always be a real icon file with the file extension”.ico”.
How is a.ico file created?
Among other things, there are free graphics programs such as “GIMP”, but also a number of other special programs. They can be used, for example, to edit the existing company logo and reduce it to the appropriate size.
One of these practical tools can be found on the websites www.converticon.com or www.icoconverter.com
How does the favicon get into your own website?
Once the icon file has been created, it must be integrated into your own website. This is done with an FTP program like FileZilla. The favicon is uploaded to the server in the root directory of the domain under the file name “favicon.ico”.
In different themes under WordPress this is also done by simply uploading within the theme in the media library.