How to upload an icon file to Joomla! media folders

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eyore15
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How to upload an icon file to Joomla! media folders

Post by eyore15 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:20 pm

I am running Joomla! 3.9.6. I'm building a site using the Helix 3 template [from JED].

The template provides a place for an icon.

I added "ico" as an authorized file type [lower and upper case]

I used Irfanview to create a 16X16 image and saved it as an icon file. The resulting file is named:
"minion_deacon_500_etA_1.ico"

When I select the file for upload, the upload fails with this error message:

Error
Illegal mime type detected: image/vnd.microsoft.icon

I found some references to problems with legal mime types, but they referenced a much earlier version of Joomla!

Any help appreciated

mm

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Re: How to upload an icon file to Joomla! media folders

Post by robe001 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:30 pm

If it's a favicon I think you have to rename it to favicon.ico and upload it to your template folder.

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Re: How to upload an icon file to Joomla! media folders

Post by geof » Mon May 20, 2019 8:15 pm

helix3 accepts .png and .jpg image files that will be a favicon.
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Re: How to upload an icon file to Joomla! media folders

Post by mjparadac » Mon May 20, 2019 9:49 pm

Hello

Your could try with this extension:
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/phoca-favicon/

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