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How to Change Your Favicon in WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide

September 12, 2019 | | 18 Comments Tags Brand, WordPress


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Have you seen this icon in search results in front of your website URL? It has been visible for a while now in Google’s mobile results. And, as we speak, it’s also rolling out in desktop search results. So no excuses, your site needs a good favicon. Fortunately, setting up a favicon in WordPress is very simple. Here, we will explain how to change the favicon of your WordPress site!

We’ve been writing about favicons for years. This article on favicons and branding will tell you what to think about it. Read it and make sure your favicon is good and stands out.

favicon-mobile-search-results-600x315The Yoast favicon appears when you search for our brand on mobile. How to Change Your Favicon in WordPress

We will now give you a simple step by step guide on how to change your favicon in WordPress. The favicon is called a site icon in WordPress and can be added in the custom theme section.

  1. Login to your WordPress site.

    Once connected, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’:WordPress Dashboard

  2. Click on ‘Appearance’.

    On the left side, you will see a menu. In this menu, click on “Appearance”.appearance-in-wordpress-3

  3. Click on ‘Customise’.

    The “Appearance” settings will expand and give you additional options. Click on ‘Customise’.customize-in-WordPress

  4. Click on ‘Site Identity’ and add your favicon under ‘Site Icon’.

    Here you can set your site name, tagline, logo and icon. The image you set to “Site Icon” will be used as your site’s favicon:Site_Identity-e1569497183607-426x800

It was easy, right? So, no more excuses, get to work. Change this favicon on your WordPress site!

Read more: Favicons and your brand online »

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is the founder of Yoast. After selling Yoast, he ceased to be active full-time and now acts as an advisor to the company. He is an Internet entrepreneur who, together with his wife Marieke, actively invests and advises several startups. His main expertise is open source software development and digital marketing.

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