Customize your favicon on your website

August 30, 2022 - Aziliz Prébois

1 minute

Advanced and Unlimited websites can customize their favicon with their own image. The small square icon is used in most browsers in the address bar, in the bookmarks and next to the website title in the tab.This tutorial explains how you can change your website favicon and where you can find great favicons for free.

What is a favicon?

A favicon (short for favorite icon), is a small square icon associated with a website. Browsers display a website's favicon in the browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a favicon next to the page's title on the tab.

How do I change my website favicon?

With SiteW, changing your favicon is fast and easy. Go to My Websites, click on the button Settings and select Favicon(*) (you can also open this tab by clicking on the favicon located on the left hand side of your website's address on My Websites).

A window pops up, allowing you to either pick one of our available favicons or to send your own image. If you send a large picture, your image will be resized to be small and square.

Change your website favicon

Please note that most browsers do not detect immediately that your favicon changed. You can either empty your browser cache or wait for a few hours...

(*) This option is only available for Premium and Pro websites. Starter websites can only have this favicon SiteW favicon.
If you want a custom favicon, upgrade your website (domain name, more pages, interactive blocks, professional designs...).

Where can I find free favicons?

You can download icons for free on many websites. Here is a list of websites where you can find icons and favicons:

Once you found an image you like, right click on it and click on "Save the file as..." to save it on your computer. You can then use it as your website favicon by using to the form described above.

Aziliz Prébois
SEO & Content Manager
I am a neo-Parisian with human qualities. I have different functions. I promote SiteW worlwide and I demystify SEO. 🤯

Last update: August 30, 2022

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