Thursday, April 4, 2013

How to Add or Change Favicon for Blogger

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Favicon (Favorites Icon) is the small picture (usually 16px x 16px in size) you see beside some some site's name in your browser's address bar. Having your own favicon with a nice graphical reminder of your site beside is a good way to get visitors attention, and they symbol for your blog to be different to others and easy to get to know you, that you are interested in this added and you want to stand out from the rest of the bloggers characterized by the same dull icon: 
              
There are two ways to add a favicon to your blogger blog

The First Way
  1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Template
  2. As always download a copy of your template
  3. Click on Edit HTML
  4. Hit Proceed
  5. Now find below code ▼ in it ---------> Search (CTRL + F)

<b:skin>



        6.  Paste this code just above it:

<link href="your-favicon-links-goes-here" rel="icon" type="image/gif"/>

Note: replace your-favicon-links-goes-here with your favicon's link location

      You can choose from here some cool favicons for your site/blog: http://www.favicon.cc/ (just download the favicon you like - upload it on tinypic or on a blogger's post, then copy the link address/direct link)

       7.  Save the Template ,And you're done!


The Second Way (The Easy Way)


1. Go to Blogger Dashboard >Layout >Add a Gadget







2. Click on the "Edit" link on the "Favicon" setting above the navbar element.
3. A popup window will open where you can search for an image in your hard drive to replace the default favicon image. Click on "Browse" button and search for your favicon (it should have the .ico extension) - then click on "Save".
4. Now you should see your own favicon instead of blogger's default favicon.

It might take some time until your new favicon will appear in your Browser's tab or window.

If you want to add animated favicons to your Blogger blogs, follow  The First Way

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