Unable to add custom favicon to site

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  1. hellbeeg

    hellbeeg New Member

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    Hi there, I've been trying to add a custom favicon to my site to no avail. I've added the code to my HTML file, and added the favicon to the public_html file, but it's still not showing up.
     
  2. essellar

    essellar Community Advocate Community Support

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    I'm seeing it. Browsers treat favicons as about the "stickiest" things imaginable. If they think they've got an icon for the site already, even if it's just the default not-an-icon icon you get when manually creating a bookmark, it'll be an awfully long time before they look for a replacement. You'll have to completely clear your site from your browser's history (and clear any bookmarks as well), restart your browser so that it doesn't remember your site from the current in-memory information, then visit your site again.
     
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    bdistler Well-Known Member Prime Account

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  4. ken.gervais89

    ken.gervais89 Member

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    Both esseller and bdistler gave you good options, but for me at least, I've gone the lazy way whenever if change my favicon. When I would load the page to check the new one, the old one would still show. So I gave CTRL-F5 option a try and my favicon change showed up immediately. Now whenever I make favicon (or any other change) that doesn't readily show up when I load the page, I use CTRL-F5.

    A normal F5 will simply reload whatever your browser currently has in its cache, while CTRL-F5 will clear the cache and then load the page. It works for me, and should work for everyone. If it doesn't feel free to blame Microsoft, because I am just a messenger of sorts. LOL
     
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