Change your WordPress Theme Favicon

Really easy to do, but rarely done

Not sure how to create your favicon? I typically use GIMP, along with this tutorial. It has some good info on creating “proper” favicons, too, so it’s a worthwhile read even if you aren’t creating a favicon at the moment.

I like X-Icon Editor, too (it’s in the screenshot attached to this post), and there’s tons of converters for creating .ico favicon files.

Just add this modify the following and add it to your theme’s functions.php file, or add it to your WordPress functionality plugin.

function my_favicon() { ?>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/path/to/favicon.ico" >
<?php }
add_action('wp_head', 'my_favicon');

Change /path/to/favicon.ico to point to your favicon.ico file and you’re done!