How to Change the Resolution of Your Website Icon in WordPress

Having a low resolution website icon is never pleasant. When a potential customer or consumer clicks on your website’s logo or favicon, they usually expect it to be sharp and clear. However, if the resolution is low, they will have to scale it down before displaying it on their screen. This can potentially damage the overall user experience, especially if they are on a mobile device.

Thankfully, there’s a straightforward solution to this problem. All you need to do is change the resolution of your website icon in WordPress.

Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Find the Source of the Problem

The first step is to determine the source of the problem. Review the following list to find out where your website’s icon is coming from:

  • The original source of the problem is on the web (e.g., a designer’s template)
  • The problem is in your WordPress install (e.g., an unresponsive slider)
  • The problem is with a third-party plugin (e.g., WooCommerce)
  • The problem is with a third-party theme (e.g., UberCart)
  • The problem is on your computer (e.g., an infected file)

Now that you know where the problem originates, you can begin to fix it. In some cases, it may be as easy as editing the relevant source file and updating it with the latest version. In other cases, you may need to dig into the code and change something deeper.

Step 2: Change the Resolutions of All of Your Icons

After you’ve determined the source of the problem, you can begin to fix it by changing the resolutions of all of your website’s icons. Begin by opening up the WordPress Dashboard and clicking on Appearance in the left-hand column. Then, click on Icons in the right-hand column to open up the Icons list. Here’s where you can change the resolution of all of your icons at once:

In the Icons settings, you’ll see a box that offers the following icons at selectable resolutions:

Choose the one you want, click on Set icon size, and you’ll see all of your icons in the same selected size (e.g., 2048×1024). If you want to see your icons at a specific resolution, click on the gear icon to open up the Select desired resolution menu. Here, you can choose an icon size and the exact resolution you want (e.g., 512×512). To apply the change, click on the Save icon in the Dashboard.

Step 3: Test the Changes You’ve Made

Once you’ve updated your WordPress install with the latest version and launched it again, you can test whether or not your changes worked. Navigate to your website in a web browser and click on the logo or favicon. If the image displayed correctly, then you’ve successfully set the new resolution for your website. If it doesn’t look right, then you may need to make some adjustments.

If everything looks good, then great! You can rest assured that your site will look the same regardless of the screen you use (e.g., mobile, tablet, etc.). If, however, the image looks bad regardless of which browser or device you use, then there’s probably some additional CSS or template coding you need to do.

One More Thing

There’s one more thing you need to do after you’ve edited all of your icon-related files. You need to clear your WordPress cache. To do this, navigate to WordPress’ Settings page and click on the Caches icon. Choose the Empty Recycle Bin from the drop-down menu and click on the Delete button to confirm. This will remove all of the previous changes you’ve made. Then, click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.