Favicon Shows Up on WordPress Pages, but Not on Actual Website
WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) out there, and it’s perfectly understandable why. The tool makes publishing content easy and accessible for anyone. If you’re looking for a free, simple CMS tool to help you build your website, you should consider WordPress.
But sometimes, the default look of your WordPress-powered site isn’t quite what you’re looking for. If you’ve ever used a CMS to build a site, you’ll know that you can easily customize the look and feel of your site to fit your needs. In this article, we’ll discuss how to make your Favicon (the small image that appears at the top of your browser’s tabs) show up on your WordPress pages, but not show up on your website itself. This way, when a user clicks on a tab, they’ll see your Favicon instead of the WordPress default icon.
Add Favicon To The ‘head’ Section Of Your WordPress HTML
If you’ve ever built a website using WordPress, you’ll know that all webpages are built using special HTML tags. One of these tags is
head. This tag helps control the look and feel of your entire website by influencing the CSS styles of your site’s HTML documents. The
head section of your WordPress website’s HTML document will almost certainly look something like this:
<title>Your Website Name</title>
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/flat-fonts-2/512/android-16.png” type=”image/png” />
The above code indicates that your website has a Favicon. The first line of code above (shown in bold) refers to the small image located next to your website’s URL at the top of your browser’s tabs. This image is known as your Favicon and appears on every page of your site as an icon called a Favicon. The second line of code above (shown in bold) indicates that this is the icon that will appear next to your URL in your browser’s browser tab when users click on a link on one of your pages.
If you’d like your Favicon to appear on your WordPress pages, but not on your website’s homepage, you can add the Favicon to the
head section of your WordPress HTML. To do this, simply add the following code to the
head section of your HTML:
<link rel=”icon” href=”https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/flat-fonts-2/512/android-16.png” />
Use The WordPress Customizer To Style Your Sites Favicon
WordPress allows you to completely customize the appearance of your site via its built-in Customizer tool. This tool brings simplicity and personalization to web design. To use the WordPress Customizer to style your sites Favicon, click on Appearance in your dashboard and then select the Customize button located at the top of the panel that pops up. Then, click on the icon that represents your Favicon (the one that you’ll use if you adhere to our suggestions in this article) and you’ll see the Customizer panel open up with a preview of how your site’s appearance will look. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to customize the appearance of your Favicon specifically how you want it.
Position Your Favicon In The Corner Of Your Browser’s Tabs
If you followed the steps above to add your Favicon to your
head section of your WordPress HTML, it should now appear in your browser’s tabs when users click on a link or run across a paragraph that mentions your website. To position your Favicon in the corner of your browser’s tabs, follow these simple steps:
1. Right-click on your browser’s tab and choose ‘Open in a new window’ from the menu. Now, your browser’s tab will open up in a new window.
2. Click on the tab that has your Favicon and drag it to the corner of the browser’s window as shown below (make sure you have your browser’s tab in a horizontal position so that you can drag the corner to the desired position):
It’s important to note that for this technique to work, your Favicon must be the same exact size as the browser’s default icon. If it’s not, you may see some pixels when you click on a link or view a website that uses this technique. If that happens, simply upload a new Favicon that’s the same size as the browser’s default icon.
Display A Description Of Your Website’s Purpose
Often, we don’t give much thought to the text that appears below the icons in our browser’s tab. In most cases, the text is just there to tell the user what the icon represents. But on rare occasions, the text can serve as a means of describing the purpose of the website. If you’ve ever visited a website that didn’t have an icon but instead had text in the form of a short blurb below the link, you’ll know what we’re talking about.
For example, if you’re on the About Us page of a website and click on the Contact Us link, you’ll see the following:
<p><strong>Purpose:</strong> We aim to help businesses grow organically through targeted content, marketing, and community-building.<p><strong>Services:</strong> We specialize in content strategy, research, and marketing plan development.<p><strong>Goal:</strong> To help businesses across the country scale their growth and achieve operational efficiency.<p><strong>Contact:</strong> Email us at [email protected] or visit our website
As you can see from the above text, the purpose of the website is briefly stated. If you look closely, you’ll also notice that the website is aimed at helping businesses with their content strategy, research, and marketing. This type of information can be useful to a business owner who is exploring the option of using a content strategist to help them develop an organic marketing strategy for their brand.
Make Sure Your Website’s Address Is Correct
When someone visits your website and clicks on a link or sees a paragraph that mentions your organization, they’ll probably be directed to another website. In most cases, this won’t cause any problems. But in some rare instances, this could lead to a dangerous situation known as a redirect chain. To avoid this, make sure that your website’s address is correct throughout all of its pages. If you make a mistake somewhere along the line, you could find yourself in a situation where you’re no longer able to control where your users are going. You may also experience a significant drop in traffic if this happens frequently enough.
Protect Your Website’s Design And Content From Being Stolen
Now, let’s say that you’re the creative mind behind a successful blog that generates a large amount of traffic each month. One day, you wake up and discover that all of your content has been stolen and republished on multiple websites. This is a nightmare scenario for any business and something that you should always be on the lookout for. Make sure that no one is allowed to republish your website’s content without your permission and that your website’s design isn’t accessible to the general public. There are simple measures that you can take to protect your website’s content against being stolen. Always ensure that your website’s URLs are unique and don’t share any similarities to other websites. If someone were to steal your website’s content and republish it on their own blog, it would be easy for readers to discover that the content is fake. Similarly, make sure that no one is able to view your website’s source code without you granting them access. If someone were to steal your website’s source code, they’d be able to essentially ‘copy and paste’ your content onto their own blog or website. This could potentially cause a lot of damage to your business if not handled correctly.