When we talk about a website’s appeal, we tend to neglect the title bar and the tiny icon next to the page title. This little icon is what you call a favicon. The favicon (short for favorite icon), though a very small icon, plays a major part in the look of a website. All professional websites sport a favicon which mostly defines the title of their websites. So, in a nutshell, favicon is a must for your site.
An ideal favicon should look professional and relate to the website’s title. Once you have decided what you want as a favicon, the next step is to place it on your website. In case of WordPress, some themes have an in-built options for setting up the favicon, but in case your theme does not support it and you are troubling yourself by searching in the dashboard, here is a convenient solution.
A WordPress plugin called Multicons allows you to set the favicon for your site the easy way. Here is how you can do it.
- Upload your desired image for favicon to the media library and copy its URL.
- Activate the plugin and navigate to its settings. There, under Favicon URL, paste the link to the desired image.
- That’s it. Save the changes. Don’t worry about the size. No matter how large a picture you upload, it will be displayed as a 16*16 image on the title bar.
This is how you can add favicon to WordPress website. Do remember that favicons are not something to neglect. They have small, subtle roles in building the branding of a website. When a user takes notice of a favicon it can often be a good indication they have come to the right place . So, set the favicon for your site right now in case you haven’t done so.