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[Tutorial] How to put favicon on a phpbb forum?

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by glitto, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    I just put a favicon on my phpbb forum and I thought I should let others know how to do it.

    1. Go to this site http://www.iconj.com/generator.php

    2. Upload the favicon.ico file in there

    3. They will generate two codes, you should use their direct linking code

    4. Put their code on your "Overall_header.html" file and upload it.

    5. Go to ACP > Purge the cache

    That's it :)

    Note: If you don't know how to make a favicon you can get it done easily from this website http://www.favicongenerator.com/

    You can see how the favicon is appearing on my forum at www.smsbucket.com/forums


    Hope my little tutorial will help lots of people :)
    SEMrush
    Good luck
    Glitto
     
    glitto, Aug 26, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. aGig

    aGig Well-Known Member

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    The really simple way is to just place the favicon.ico in your root folder. Most modern browsers will pick it up on their own without being told where it is. The only time I use the code to call a favicon is if I have a sub folder (domain.com/folder/) and I want a different favicon.

    Mark
     
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    kailash Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree with Mark. You do not need to modify any code. I have uploaded the favicon.ico in the root folder and I could see it in my browser.

    Kailash
     
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    steven32collins Peon

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    where is the overal_header html
    and how do i download the folder with overal header html
     
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  5. glitto

    glitto Notable Member

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    Me too tried it but it didn't work. I even put the favicon on root > forums folder but it didn't work.

    That's why I used this method.


    Root > Forums > Styles > Style Name > Templates > overall_header.html
     
    glitto, Aug 27, 2008 IP
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    kailash Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why it was not working for you but you may need to clear your browser cache after uploading favicon.

    Kailash
     
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    aGig Well-Known Member

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    It does take sometime for IE to pickup favicons if they are not linked. The one way I get them to be picked up is by making a bookmark.

    Mark
     
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