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Add a Favicon

What is a Favicon?
A favicon (aka favorite icon) is a file containing a small icon associated with a particular website or web page. These are the small logos/icons that you often see in the address bar (or tab) when browsing the web. You can create this icon and upload it to a website, thus giving you a small but noticeable touch of branding.

How to Create a Favicon
There are some limitations on favicon files. They must be one of the following dimensions: 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, or 64×64 pixels. They can only be up to 32-bit color depth. There are several options for file types, but the one supported by the largest number of browsers is .ico. You can use any image you'd like, but we recommend using a simple logo or stylized letter that represents your site/company.

Once you have the image you'd like to use for your favicon, you can convert it to a .ico file by using the site here. Once you've uploaded the image, chosen your dimensions, and downloaded the converted file, you're ready to install it on your site!

How to Add a Favicon to Your Site
Version 10 is ready for a favicon by default! All you have to do is ensure that the favicon is named "favicon.ico" exactly (if it isn't, rename it!). Once you have the properly named file, connect to your site using FTP, and upload it to your site's root folder. This folder is named wwwroot, and has a long list of all your site files. The best way to check if you're looking in the correct place is to see if there is a file called "web.config."

Once you've uploaded the .ico file, just go to your site in a browser and force refresh the page by holding Ctrl and pressing F5. You should then see the favicon appear in the tab of your browser.



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