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[HOW TO] Add a favicon (bookmark/favorite icon) to your forum

Started by ccbtimewiz, April 30, 2008, 03:01:10 PM

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JBlaze

Jason Clemons
Former Team Member 2009 - 2012

TheListener

Thanks bud.

Will give it a couple days then throw a stinkbomb at ya if nothing has happened.

JBlaze

* JBlaze takes said stinkbomb and loads it with enough flatulence to kill king kong
Jason Clemons
Former Team Member 2009 - 2012

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TheListener

The root is the main directory where you first get taken to via ftp or your server control panel.

WillyP

Firefox: go to "Tools", "Clear Recent History", check "Cache" and click "Clear Now". Then close FireFox, reopen and it should update your favicon. To update your bookmark icon, delete the bookmark, and re-bookmark it.

Kat9119

This worked great with the current version of Firefox! Thanks!

ScottDB

Thank you,
Scott

If at first you don't succeed. post and post again.


thesikaleon

Quote from: ccbtimewiz on April 30, 2008, 03:01:10 PM

Find:
Code (index.template.php SMF 1.1.x and 2.x) Select
<title>', $context['page_title'], '</title>';

Replace with:
Code (index.template.php SMF 1.1.x and 2.x) Select
<title>', $context['page_title'], '</title>';

echo '<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico" />';
echo '<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />';



How do I upload the favicon.ico image?

For the image, name it "favicon.ico" and save it in the Windows ICO format. Make sure this image is 16 x 16, and that it is located in:

%root%/public_html/



That works perfect!

But how can I use an animated gif ?

WillyP

How annoying. But if you must, try this site, http://www.favicon.cc/?, I am not sure if you can directly upload an animated gif, but you can make animated icons. Or here's another: http://www.html-kit.com/favicon/

lazywealth

I added the codes to my ad mod just the way we add the adsense codes but did not permit it to show anywhere in the boards  Then i uploaded the icons to my webroot. And the icon is showing.....  Here

Here

Here

Arantor

lazywealth: for more on the Ad Mod please ask in the Ad Mod's topic or at smfads.com (their support site), this is not relevant to this tip/trick.

Libelcom

QuoteQuote from: ccbtimewiz on April 30, 2008, 03:01:10 PM

Find:

Code: (index.template.php SMF 1.1.x and 2.x) [Select]
<title>', $context['page_title'], '</title>';
Replace with:

Code: (index.template.php SMF 1.1.x and 2.x) [Select]
<title>', $context['page_title'], '</title>';
echo '<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico" />';
echo '<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />';

How do I upload the favicon.ico image?

For the image, name it "favicon.ico" and save it in the Windows ICO format. Make sure this image is 16 x 16, and that it is located in:

%root%/public_html/


That works perfect!

I've installed the mod about 1 hour ago and so far I haven't seen any favicon on my forum :(, how long should I wait until it's going to work  ???
libelcom®

Arantor

Did you add favicon.ico to the right directory? If so please can we have a link to your forum?

Libelcom

For my part I did add the favicon.ico to the right directory :D But, please help and my URL:  http://www.libelcom.com/community/ [nofollow]

Thank you!
libelcom®

Arantor

I didn't see a file for favicon.ico either in www.libelcom.com/favicon.ico (where it really needs to be) or www.libelcom.com/community/favicon.ico (where it wouldn't work anyway)

Libelcom

Really? in that case, please guide me through it and explain to me how to add it correctly (step by step pls :)) Thanks...
libelcom®

Arantor


Libelcom

My forum is http://www.libelcom.com/community/ [nofollow] so, I added the favicon here: /public_html/libelcom/community/favicon.ico

Or should I have added it somewhere else?
libelcom®

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