A favicon (that little logo you see in the URL bar) is another great way to make your blog stand out from the rest. Every little bit of branding helps, and it looks better than having your logo rather than your browsers logo.
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A favicon (short for favorites icon), is a 16×16 pixel square icon and it is displayed in the browser bar and in the favourites menu.
I blogged previously why you should create a logo for your site. Another great reason to have a logo is you can create a favicon from this logo.
How to make a favicon
A favicon is made up of a 16×16 pixel square icon. If you are proficient in paint shop you can make your own from a 16×16 square.
For everyone else, the easiest way to make a favicon is by using a favicon generator. I have found the Dynamic Drive FavIcon Generator to be the most useful tool for creating a favicon. It compresses your logo with very little distortion and is easy to use.
Favicon for WordPress
Once you have made your favicon you will need to upload it. If you have FTP access you can upload it to your root directory, so it will reside at yourtravelsite.com/favicon.ico
When you are creating a favicon for WordPress, the location will depend on the theme you are using. Many themes will have an image uploader where you upload site logos. It is here that you will also load your favicon.
Favicon WordPress Plugin
If you don’t wan’t to mess around around with loading the favicon yourself, there is a plugin that can do it for you.
The Shockingly Simple Favicon is a simple way to put a favicon on your site without messing with theme code.