This article is broken down into the following steps to help you successfully create and install a favicon for your Joomla Instance.
A favicon is a very small icon (usually no more than 16X16 pixels) that appears on the header of your web browser. You favicon will appear differently in different web browsers. This is how a favicon appears in a Google Chrome browser:
Two favicons appear when using the Firefox browser:
There are many free sites out there that will help you to generate your favicon. We created ours using favicontool.com. Once you have the favicon .zip file, be sure to save it to your computer for easy access later.
Installing your favicon into your Joomla Instance involves accessing your Instance using file transfer protocol (FTP). Learn how to access your FTP login credentials.
After creating and saving your favicon .zip file, it's important to extract the .ico file from the .zip file. Do this by opening up the favicon.zip file and removing the .ico file. We recommend that you place the .ico file on your desktop or a different, easily accessible location. Next, log into your Joomla Instance using FTP. Locate the .ico file on your computer, open the httpdocs directory, right click on the file's name, and select "Upload".
At this point, the upload will be complete unless you had a preexisting favicon .ico file. If you would like overwrite the preexisting file, you will be asked if you want to overwrite. Select "Yes" or "OK". FTP is advanced, and technical, and if you're unfamiliar with it, it can take some time to learn. Remember, if you are a CloudAccess.net client, you can log in to your CCP, submit a support ticket, attach your favicon .ico file, and one of our support team members will install your favicon for you.
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