- If you are looking for help on changing a community's wordmark, see Help:Wordmark
A favicon (short for 'favorites icon') is a small image shown on browser tabs as a visual representation of a site. It is shown next to the article/site name, and is also used for browser bookmarks. Uploading your own customized favicon can give your wiki a unique touch!
How do I replace the default favicon?
Create an icon (16 × 16 pixels) from an image file using an online favicon generator or image editing software.
(Note: This file must be saved in ICON format, using software designed for generating .ico files -- simply renaming a .jpg/.gif/.png file with an .ico extension will not work.)
To upload the favicon, open Theme Designer, then look for 'Favicon' on the Wordmark tab. In this section you can upload the .ico file and Fandom will do the rest for you!
Note: you may need to append the url with
?action=purge to see the favicon appear right away.
Should I protect the favicon?
Once uploaded via Theme Designer, the favicon file exists in the wiki as File:Favicon.ico. Although favicon vandalism is very rare, it is recommended that an administrator or content moderator protect the logo and favicon so that only admins and content mods can re-upload it. Admins and content mods can click the "protect" link/tab on the image description page to protect these files, in the same way as any other page on the wiki.
- Favicon article on Wikipedia