You may have heard of the ‘favicon’ which is short for ‘favourite icon’. A favicon is the small image that appears on the browser’s tab or in the browser’s browser action area when a website is visited. Think of it as the virtual ‘dog-bite’ image on your website the moment you load a fresh blog post.
It’s often used in web and mobile design to visually identify a webpage, and many websites use them to identify various services, companies, and products. When someone visits your site, they may click on that little icon to quickly navigate to another page or go to a specific section of your site. In this article, we’ll teach you how to easily upload a favicon to your site in WordPress using the free WordPress Image Editor (from the WordPress repository) in conjunction with a free tool from Google.
First, Open Your WordPress Dashboard
To begin, you will need to open your WordPress dashboard. If you are signed in to your account, you will see the header image displaying above the tabs. If not, you will be navigated to the login page. Once you’re signed in, you will see the red toolbar with your site’s name. On the left-hand side, you will see a link to the WordPress repository (from where you can download WordPress).
Then, Click On “Settings” In The Menu Bar
Next, you will need to click on “Settings” in the menu bar. This will open up a sidebar on the right-hand side of your screen.
Next, Choose The Image To Upload
Now, you want to choose the image to upload. You can either use the browser’s upload interface or click on the “Choose File” link next to the “Image” button. In this example, we will use the browser’s upload tool to navigate to the image folder on your computer and choose an image to upload. You can click here to visit the browser’s image folder. From here, you can visually browse through your images. You can click here to view a list of the images in your folder.
When viewing an individual image, you can right-click on it and select “Open Image in New Tab” to open the page in a new tab. You can also hit “Control-Enter” on your keyboard to open the page in a new tab. This will make it easier for you to navigate your images when uploading.
Once You’ve Found The Image You Want To Upload, Click on “Choose File” To Start The Upload Process
Once you’ve found the image you want to upload, click on the “Choose File” button. This will start the upload process. You will first be asked to enter a title for the image in the “Title” field. You can enter a short description in the “Alt Text” field. When uploading an image to WordPress, you have the option of using either the original filename or an existing caption (as long as you enter a title in the “Title” field). You can also tag the image in the “Tags” field. This is a great way to organize images into various categories. For example, you could use “family”, “food”, or “holidays” as tags for an image of you with your children at a park. When a visitor clicks on a tag, they will be navigated to that category’s page on your site.
Once The Image Has Been Uploaded, Click On The “Update” Button To Save The Changes
Once the image has been uploaded to WordPress, you can click on the “Update” button to save the image. This will cause the image to be associated with the post you are editing. When a visitor clicks the Favicon in the browser’s tab or in the browser’s browser action area, they will be taken to the post they are referencing.
That’s All There Is To It
You may now want to close the settings sidebar and return to your post. You can do this by clicking on the “X” in the upper right-hand corner of the settings menu or by clicking on the “X” in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Once you are back to your post, you can see the image you just uploaded in the sidebar.
As you can see, editing a WordPress post via the Dashboard is a lot easier than having to log into an external editor and fix the post by hand. This also means that if you ever decide to go back and edit the post, you can do so without having to go through the pain of having to log into an external editor.
You can also make use of WordPress’s built-in SEO tools to enhance the discoverability of your articles. To do this, you will want to create a few articles with interesting content and then use those articles to inform your keyword research for the rest of your site. When researching keywords, you should always try to find words that are most people are actually searching for rather than focusing too much on one or two word searches. Doing this can help you find the best keywords for your niche and ultimately, your site.