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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby IndyGirl » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:53 pm

I just changed it in mine. All I had to do was upload it in my root template file. I'm running Joomla 1.5 and there was no icon file in mine.

the location is was:
mysite/joomla/templates/mytemplate

Also, another great site for generating an icon file from an jpg, gif or png is:
http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby peter4u » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:48 pm

One more thing I ran into was that it worked in all browsers accept for IE. Then I put the complete url in the address bar like: "http://www.mysite/templates/beez/favicon.ico" and IE didn't show the image, just a red cross. In one way or another there was something wrong with the image. I uploaded a new favicon.ico and after that it worked for IE also. Strange indeed.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby OOmNezar » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:34 pm

Please to mark this as SOLVED
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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby muddessir » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:52 pm

I think the problem not about uploading favicon or IE cache something, i think that user doesnt creating his own icon properly, if you edit current joomla favicon and overwrite your image on it it wont work, you have to create empty bmb and convert it to ico file, and than

there is free online converters available.

i hope this will help

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby WHHammond » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:22 pm

kjmck wrote:
waterboy_ wrote:I noticed that after changing the favicon in current template, the browser still showed the old one from cache. Refreshing didn't help so I wrote the direct address to the favicon to the address bar of my browser, for example

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http://yourjoomlalocation/templates/current_template/favicon.ico
With this address, the browser of course showed the correct favicon image. After this trick, the old favicon did not appear anymore.


Thank you.

Nothing else posted in this thread worked for me until your suggestion.




This also is the only method which worked for me. IDK y; but I tried on windows OS with Explorer & Firefox, as well as Ubuntu on Firefox, with different computers. And this is the ONLY way I could get my personal favicon to show.
Many thanks, I recommend trying this first, after .ico replacement, first.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby fl0w444 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:49 pm

After you upload new favicon.ico

Chmod 755 favicon.ico

Give rights to read favicon.ico

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby Boethius » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:19 pm

I understand this problem and here is the comprehensive solution:

Clear the cache after you've closed the tab with your website open on it not before! If the tab is open the browser holds onto the old favicon.ico image.

Replace the favicon file in both the root of the site and in the template folder in my case:

templates/rhuk_milkyway/favicon.ico

It's also claimed that some templates have a <link rel=""></link> command that points to an favicon icon written into the template index.php file which again you'll find in the same folder as your template's favicon.ico image file copy. You must change that if it points to a location other than those where you've placed your favicon.ico image.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby kat0 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:45 pm

I created my favicon.ico by http://www.favicon.cc/

Then it was overwritten to all template directories. Such as mysite.com/templates/rhuk_milkyway/

Then in Opera I tried to reload the pages. I changed templates, changed default template. Overwrite favicon.ico to administration template...

The result: everywhere, including some templates without favicon.ico at all, icon changed to my one. Excluding my default template. It is Joomla! I don't have idea what to do...

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby kat0 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:22 pm

I created my favicon.ico by http://www.favicon.cc/

Then it was overwritten to all template directories. Such as mysite.com/templates/rhuk_milkyway/

Then in Opera I tried to reload the pages. I changed templates, changed default template. Overwrite favicon.ico to administration template...

The result: everywhere, including some templates without favicon.ico at all, icon changed to my one. Excluding my default template. It is Joomla! I don't have idea what to do...


I'm sorry. After PC was sleeping few minutes... favicon.ico changed to my everywhere-everywhere. So, a little bit patience :D

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby Eskay123 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:55 pm

Successfully changed the favicon for our site. I struggled quite a bit with this and for a long time I thought the issue was related to directories and caching. Turned out that the format of the image needed to be changed. I had just renamed a .jpg file to .ico and thought that should do it.

Finally I used an online image conversion website to convert it into

That's half the work done. I need to figure out how to do the same for our blog now. It's a Wordpress blog hosted on our main domain. Any pointers?

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby MJudge » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:13 pm

Here's what I did to display my new favicon in IE:
I Did my homework when I created the favicon formatting size and color pallet. I know the size is 16x16 but I can't remember pallet for sure.
Found and removed the favicon.ico file in the root folder of the template (currently in use) replacing it with the one I had made.
And here's the biggest issue that I struggled with for a long time: DELETE ALL TEMP FILES IN IE AS WELL AS TOTALLY CLEARING THE CACHE OF ALL FILES. You'll have to navigate through your windows file tree to find this "Temp" folder. For me it sets right next to the "Temporary Inernet Files". Close IE, when re-opened you should see your new favicon!
Hope this helps!

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby ikramniaz » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:13 am

Make your own icon and name it favicon.ico you can make icon using Junior Icon Editor

then upload it to ftp in templates folder

templates >> ja_puraty
also copy it to the template you are using

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby joledw » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:53 am

After you upload new favicon.ico

Chmod 755 favicon.ico

Give rights to read favicon.ico


yes, yes, yes... :D :D :D :D

My frustrations are gone...

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby alwinaugustin » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:07 am

Reffer this site. This will give you a complete idea of how to change the Joomla favicon. Also it includes some steps for trouble shooting.

http://joomlabasics.info/joomla-basics/ ... a-favicon/

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby angrydog2 » Wed May 25, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm having a similar issue with 1.6. My favicon.ico is located in templates\beez20\ and in the root (for ie6 folks).

Using IE8, my favicon appears in the tab while the page loads, then changes back to the joomla icon once the page completes loading. I have no other .ico files on the site, I don't know where it is even seeing that icon.

However, if the user calls the site without the www prefix ( http://mysite.com/ ); the favicon displays correctly. They only see the default joomla icon if they use the www prefix (http:/www.mysite.com/).

Chrome and other browsers work fine.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby markzzxx » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:41 am

Forget all the above...the little bugger hides here...yoursite/plugins/system/jat3/jat3/base-themes/default/images/favicon.ico

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby LittleSkink » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:31 pm

markzzxx wrote:Forget all the above...the little bugger hides here...yoursite/plugins/system/jat3/jat3/base-themes/default/images/favicon.ico

cheers


markzzxx - thank you, thank you, thank you

I have wasted too much time trying to do a 1 minute job with this template - what possible reason there is to have a third favicon hidden away like that I cannot imagine. Sorted now though
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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby consultant2b » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:21 am

I am using 1.7 and still having issues with this. This is what I have done so far:

1, Copy the favicon to the template I am using and Chmod it to 755
2. Tried finding this location - yoursite/plugins/system/jat3/jat3/base-themes/default/images/favicon.ico - but there is no jat3 folder in system?

what can I try next?

Thanks

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby planetjane414 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:53 am

waterboy_ wrote:I noticed that after changing the favicon in current template, the browser still showed the old one from cache. Refreshing didn't help so I wrote the direct address to the favicon to the address bar of my browser, for example

Code: Select all

http://yourjoomlalocation/templates/current_template/favicon.ico
With this address, the browser of course showed the correct favicon image. After this trick, the old favicon did not appear anymore.

All the suggestions here did not work on my site except with this.

Thank You! :)

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby thayes » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:40 pm

planetjane414 wrote:
waterboy_ wrote:I noticed that after changing the favicon in current template, the browser still showed the old one from cache. Refreshing didn't help so I wrote the direct address to the favicon to the address bar of my browser, for example

Code: Select all

http://yourjoomlalocation/templates/current_template/favicon.ico
With this address, the browser of course showed the correct favicon image. After this trick, the old favicon did not appear anymore.

All the suggestions here did not work on my site except with this.

Thank You! :)



Two notes:

This "access the ico directly then it works fine when the whole page loads" also solved my problem on FIREFOX (18.0.2) but not SAFARI (6.0.2), despite histrionics with the cache, restarting the browser, etc. :( Sightly dated version of OSX (10.7.5) may be part of the issue, since SAFARI is so intimate with OSX.

So now I know I've got a working server-side setup, but the original/default joomla favicon continues to show in SAFARI - and that meant more searching. Here's a newer wrinkle than most of the inquiries/replies in the thread:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-04/25/firefox-fires-favicon
"Mozilla kills favicons in the address bar, with good reason"

Of course, since I am seeing favicons that's not the issue with Safari, at least yet. But I'm betting that's the issue for at least some folks chasing down the topic. Still, bear in mind there are browser version issues, too.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby hirudo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:52 pm

I had the same problem with the contents of my problem was resolved
Review of the document http://docs.joomla.org/Changing_the_site_favicon could be of help.
http://docs.joomla.org/Favicon
Clear the Browser's cache. Close the Browser. Open the Browser and check.

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby rajeshdhnashire » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:51 am

Thanks for giving me the useful information for a long time I thought the issue was related to directories and caching. I think I need it. Thank you


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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby fibrevillage » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:51 pm

I'm not sure If I'm the only person experienced this.
In my case, I put favicon.ico to http://yourjoomlalocation/, it shows up but only for my login session.
Actually it was the case before Joomla 3.4.3

I tried to copy the favicon.ico to
http://yourjoomlalocation/templates/current_template/
It doesn't work either properly either.

Then I deleted favicon.ico in
http://yourjoomlalocation/templates/current_template/
but keep it in
http://yourjoomlalocation/
Seems now my site shows correct logo.

My current Joomla version is 3.4.3

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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby discovolante » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:40 pm

Favicon is an enigma! This post has been opened in 2007 and in 2016 someone (me) is still facing problems with favicon.
I have read tons of posts about on how to force the update of favicon. I tried all the suggestions, but none of them worked completely.
The only useful suggestion is the one that suggests to add a parameter to favicon.ico using <link> tag e.g.: <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico?v=2" type="image/x-icon" />

So I definetly SOLVED the problem in Joomla modifying the file html.php located in /libraries/joomla/document/ simply adding the current timestamp as parameter for favicon.ico using the following piece of code (without quotes)
". '?v='.round(microtime(true) * 1000)"
Now my site will have fresh favicon everytime I want to change it.
For the details on how to force the update of favicon changing html.php you can read the following article:

http://discovolante.altervista.org/173-force-the-update-of-favicon-in-joomla-solved.html
http://discovolante.altervista.org/ - many guides for the installation of modules and plugins for Joomla


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Re: Can't change Joomla favicon

Postby rajeshdhnashire » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:54 am

[quote="rajeshdhnashire"]Thanks for giving me the useful information for a long time I thought the issue was related to directories and caching. I think I need it. Thank you


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