Favicons are the small images representing websites around the web.
Many, many sites (very popular ones too!) still do not have customized favicons. It’s a small way to help with your branding and give your site a more professional and cohesive feel.
One of the most common places you see favicons is in your browser tabs. In this image, you’ll see my customized favicon and you’ll also see the default Genesis favicon.
1. Create your favicon
A favicon is simply an image that’s 16px by 16px. Once you create your image, you’ll need to save it as favicon.ico. If it doesn’t have the .ico extension, it will not work. To change the file name, simply rename your image from, say, favicon.jpg to favicon.ico. You can do this by right-clicking on the image name on your computer. You could also open your favicon.jpg file and then “Save as” favicon.ico.
2. Access your File Manager in Bluehost
Simply login to your cpanel and click on the “File Manager” icon.
Navigate to your Genesis child theme
When accessing your File Manager you may see a popup. If so, just choose Web Root.
Upload your favicon to your Genesis images folder and your child theme images folder.
After your root directory opens, click on the wp-content folder–> themes –> genesis –> images. Next, highlight the favicon.ico file by clicking on it once. Then click Upload icon in the top bar. When prompted, replace the file with your new favicon.ico file.
Now do the same for your child theme. You will double click wp-content –> themes –> [child theme] –> images. Repeat the upload process.
Sometimes it takes a few hours for it to show up.
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