If you are a regular reader of The Smart Income Detective Blog, by now one thing should be abundantly clear.
I hate messing with the coding of my blog.
When I use the word ‘messing’, I really do mean just that. And it usually results in me going to my trusted coder who I found on Elance to put things right.
So when I realised that my blog didn’t have a favicon, you would have forgiven me for thinking ‘Here we go again’. But not so this time, thanks to a very simple plugin. In this short guide, I want to show you how you can change your favicon on sites running Genesis, without having to touch a single line of code.
What Is A Favicon
First of all, what is a favicon? A favicon is a small icon that appears in the tabs when you open a new browser window. The word ‘Favicon’ is short for ‘Favourite Icon’. They serve no other purpose than helping visitors identify a site visually in their open tabs. They also help a site look professional versus a site with no favicon.
Here is the Google favicon for example :
And here is the favicon used on this blog:
Where Can I Get A Favicon?
You have a couple of choices here.
How To Upload A Favicon on Genesis
First of all, you will need two things:
1. A WordPress site that runs the Genesis Framework.
2. A favicon.
You will then need to go to this site and download a plugin. This will be downloaded in .zip format. Once you have downloaded the plugin, follow these simple instructions:
1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.
2. From the selection at the top, click ‘Upload’.
3. Choose the .zip file that you have just downloaded.
4. Upload and then activate the plugin.
Once the plugin has successfully activated, a new option will now appear under your Genesis tab on your WordPress dashboard. It looks like this:
Open the plugin extension, and simply follow the very simple instructions to upload your favicon to your site.
So…absolutely no need to go into your editor, CSS files or tinker around adding code. Download the plugin, plug it in, and upload your favicon. It couldn’t be any more simple than this.
All the best,