How to create your own favicon for your blog.

“Using Adobe Photoshop Plugin ICOFormat-1.6f9″

Before I start with the procedure in creating favicon (”favorite icon”) for your website you must have the following:

1. Adobe Photoshop (Click to Buy from Adobe Online Store)
2. Adobe Photoshop ICOFormat Plugin
3. FTP Access or Fire FTP

Procedure

1. Download the ICOFormat plugin and save it then extract it to your Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins File Format Folder.


[Figure 01]

2. Create or design your favicon into a 64 x 64 px image. In this demo I’ll create a favicon for Zorlone.com as an example (figure 03).


[figure 02]


[figure 03]

3. When you’re ready to test the design select Image>Image Size menu and enter 16 x 16 in the pixel dimensions. Click on Resample Image and choose “Bicubic Sharper” from the drop-down menu (CS only for this step). This is the best setting for making sure that an image doesn’t blur as it’s being resized.


[figure 04]

4. Then when you’re ready to save the file go to File>Save As> then save it as favicon.ico.


[figure 05]

5. Upload the file on your /public_html/ (root) folder using the Fire-FTP Client or any FTP client. (I’ll provide another post for on how to use the fireftp next time.)


[figure 06]

6. Then open your Word Press wp-admin then go to Appearance>Editor>
and edit your header.php (Header). Add the code below to help your browser locate the icon.

Here is the link code to include:

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” >

It should be added between the <head> … </head> tag. Then save what you have edit.

7. Lastly to be able to view changes, clear the browse cache and refresh your page.


[figure 07]

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43 thoughts on “How to create your own favicon for your blog.”

  1. Whoa!!!

    This is a cool tutorial bro! I am sure a lot of bloggers would learn form this. Ehem! That favicon is awesome!!!

    Z

  2. Wow! So you’re the man behind Doc Z’s favicon. I had noticed it from his site, and I thought who made it. That was nice Jhong. You’re so artistic. I am not, he he. So, remember to create my 125 x 125 banner ha? LOL!

  3. Wow! So you're the man behind Doc Z's favicon. I had noticed it from his site, and I thought who made it. That was nice Jhong. You're so artistic. I am not, he he. So, remember to create my 125 x 125 banner ha? LOL!

  4. Cool tutorial. I have been using other tools to create a favicon, but this is much better. Thanks for taking the time to preach your knowledge on this. Hmmmm, Zorlone’s favicon is awesome…

  5. Cool tutorial. I have been using other tools to create a favicon, but this is much better. Thanks for taking the time to preach your knowledge on this. Hmmmm, Zorlone's favicon is awesome…

  6. Thanks Jhong for this informative post. Well, I got a ready-made favicon for my blog and I just needed it to link it to my blog. I think it looks nice. bty, a nice tutorial 🙂

  7. Thanks Jhong for this informative post. Well, I got a ready-made favicon for my blog and I just needed it to link it to my blog. I think it looks nice. bty, a nice tutorial 🙂

  8. What a cool tutorial. But please make good on your promise to write a tutorial next time about using FireFTP. I need to learn that Jhong. I still haven’t upgraded Thesis to 1.6 because I can’t figure out how to use FireFTP. Yuck.

    Promise, I promise not to call you Teofilo anymore. 🙂

  9. What a cool tutorial. But please make good on your promise to write a tutorial next time about using FireFTP. I need to learn that Jhong. I still haven't upgraded Thesis to 1.6 because I can't figure out how to use FireFTP. Yuck.

    Promise, I promise not to call you Teofilo anymore. 🙂

  10. Thanks Jan. I'm still cooking the post. BTW, you can send me the error regarding your upgrade process to Thesis 1.6. So I can exactly address the problem on my next post.

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