How to Change Your FlatPress Favicon

Date: 08/05/2019 2 Minutes to Read

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Generally, you can change a website’s favicon with a plugin or by adding a favicon.ico file to the root directory and/or editing the website file with a head section (usually an index.xxx file). However, like many other popular content management systems (CMSs), FlatPress has the pre-installed FavIcon plugin for this.

You must have access to the raw files via SSH, FTP, or cPanel to add a FlatPress favicon.

Note: You can create favicons with GIMP or our online favicon genearator for free.

Upload New Favicon

You’ll need to upload the favicon using web server credentials.

  1. Log into SSH, FTP, or cPanel File Manager.
  2. Navigate to your FlatPress root directory.
  3. Enter the fp-plugins/favicon/ directory.
  4. Upload your favicon.ico file to replace the default one.
  5. Test your changes by checking your FlatPress website in a private browsing session. The uploaded favicon should show. If unsuccessful, ensure you clear any server caching such as Nginx Cache Manager in WordPress Hosting or PHP-FPM in VPS Hosting.

Use Root Favicon

If you already have a favicon.ico file in a root or parent directory, you can disable the plugin to ignore the icon in your fp-plugins/favicon/ directory.

  1. From the FlatPress admin area, click Plugins at the top.
  2. Click Disable to the right of FavIcon. The page will refresh and show “Config saved”.

Remove the FavIcon Plugin

If you want to harden your FlatPress website security by removing unnecessary files, and you only need a parent folder favicon, you can delete the FavIcon plugin after disabling it using your web server credentials.

  1. Log into SSH, FTP, or cPanel File Manager.
  2. Navigate to your FlatPress root directory.
  3. Enter the fp-plugins directory.
  4. Remove the /favicon directory. The Favicon plugin will no longer be listed in the Manage Plugins section.

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