How To: Change Your Theme Favicon

Favicons are the small icons for your website that are typically displayed in your web browser.

Favicons can be created using various image editing software. Easier solutions involve generating a favicon from an image using a website such as this, or creating your own favicon using Faviconer. If you would like to change the favicon of your theme, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to the server of your site using an FTP client such as FileZilla, or within your hosting options.
  2. Locate the images folder within your themes directory. The path should be similar to wp-content > themes > sw_theme> assets>img.
  3. Upload your favicon.ico file in to the images directory, overwriting the existing favicon file.
  4. You’re done!

Note: Favicons are registered deep in your browsers cache. So you may not see the change right away unless your browser cache is cleared and/or restarted.