WHAT IS A FAVICON?

A favicon is the small graphic icon that is displayed next to the URL of your site in a browser's address bar. Additionally they're often displayed next to the name of your site in a user's list of open tabs and bookmark listings making it easier for the user to quickly identify amongst other sites.

CREATING A FAVICON

To upload a custom favicon for your website, you first need to create an image. It should be 16x16 pixels in dimension.

You can create the image with editing softwares like Adobe Photoshop. After you've created the image, it should be in the format of a JPG, GIF or PNG file. These files need to be converted to an .ICO file. You can do that easily with a free online tool like favicon-generator.org. Just upload your image and download the .ICO file.

Once you are done, you can upload it to Obior.

If you don't have Photoshop, or a similar app, you can use an online tool like favicon.cc to draw an icon.



UPLOADING YOUR CUSTOM FAVICON

Go to the 'Design' section in your back-end and click on 'Favicon'. You can upload the .ICO file there.

If you have uploaded new icons a few times and the icon in your browser doesn't change, you might need to rename the .ICO file you upload or clear your browser's cache.

To clear you cache:

  • In Chrome:

Click More (image), and select More tools > click Clear browing data and click the checkboxes for Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files > click Clear browsing data.

Click Tools, and select Internet Options > click Advanced and select Reset.

  • In Internet Explorer:

Click Tools, and select Internet Options > click Advanced and select Reset.

  • In Firefox:

Click Tools > click Clear private data > select Cache (and any other info you'd like to clear) > select Clear Private Data.

  • In Safari:

Click the Safari menu > select Empty Cache > select Cookies... > click Empty to confirm that you want to empty the cache.

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