Raelyn Tan: Blogging & Digital Marketing Strategist

What Is a Favicon & How Do You Create One?

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The biggest pet peeve that I have when visiting a newly launched website is…

You probably guessed it!

When a website does not have a favicon.

The website is wonderful, the content is great, and everything looks professional, except for the fact that the website has no favicon.

What is a favicon and how to create and make one for free - get one for your website. Everyone needs a favicon image, yo.

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What Is A Favicon?

A favicon is the small icon that your user sees on their browser tab when he visits your website.

Here’s how the favicon on my site looks like:

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Why bother creating a favicon?

A favicon doesn’t affect your website’s functionality.

However, it gives your website a more polished a professional look.

Actually, when you have a favicon no one cares… but when you don’t have a favicon your website looks unprofessional.

When you don’t have a favicon, the default one is used, and your page looks broken!

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What happens when you don’t have a favicon

Having a favicon is part of your entire branding experience – hence, it plays a small role in helping your brand to stand out.

How do you create a favicon?

1. Use tools like Canva to create a tiny image with a design of your choice (32 px by 32 px).

2. Change the file extension to a .ico file. (usually, just renaming the file does the trick)

3. Tadah! Upload it onto WordPress. Depending on your website’s theme, it is usually under “Appearance” -> “Customize”

… or you could use a favicon generator like this one.

It isn’t that complicated, really.

I hope this has helped! 🙂

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I was just in my canva and the smallest px you can do is 40X40.

Hey, you can do it in Canva and then resize it on your computer after you export it.

Thanks Raelyn
Your Guide Really helps me to setup blog
I’ve not set my Site logo till now

Great to hear that! 🙂

I wanted to add favicons but didn’t know how; now I do, thanks to you! YIPPEE-SKIPPY!! 🙂

Awesome!

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