Per the recent study, 74.6 million sites are using WordPress for their blogs and websites. All the free platform users such as bloggers are also migrating their blog to WordPress after one stage. They wish to make their business more professional and efficient. They do not want to let down their business by using free products. Most of them are using Genesis or Thesis framework for their blogs instead of using free theme platform.
As we know both the WordPress theme framework, networks are doing best in the industry. But, Genesis and Thesis framework not provided a direct option to set a favicon for the WordPress sites. So, the site owners had only one option to change the default favicon image. That is they have to edit original theme file to display the different favicon or to use any third party plugins. However, editing the original theme file is more complicated and need some more knowledge on programming. Fortunately, now Jetpack for WordPress.org made a revolution. The latest updated Jetpack for WordPress enables you to set a favicon for your sites. We also provided the tutorial to set a favicon for Genesis or Thesis framework allow WordPress site.
How to set a favicon for Genesis or Thesis framework WordPress sites?
First, you have to confirm whether you have updated to the latest Jetpack version 3.3 on your blog. Otherwise, you have to update or install the latest version of Jetpack from official WordPress.org plugin page and activate the plugin.
You can check the Jetpack plugin version from plugins-> installed Plugins -> Jetpack.
Click on Jetpack menu that located on the top right of your blog’s dashboard.
You will get the Jetpack settings page as like below. Scroll down the page and you can able to see the Site icon frame under the Jetpack features.
Click on the Site icon and select activate in the pop-up window.
Now click on Settings -> General menu that is located on the bottom of the dashboard.
Select add icon button from the listed menu as like below.
Note: Before uploading your favicon to your Genesis or Thesis enabled WordPress blog, you have to make sure to confirm the both width and height are 512 px.
Now upload your favicon icon file by selecting the Choose File button and finally click ‘Upload Image’ button.
After a successful upload, you will be forwarded to crop image window. Here you can crop the picture. This crop window helps you to set the image more focused.
If you do not want to crop the picture and want to set the whole image as the favicon for WordPress site, just click on crop image.
That’s over. You have successfully updated the favicon for your Genesis or Thesis framework enabled WordPress sites.
Note: The favicon will not display immediately after uploading, it depends on the cache and the browser you are visiting. To check out the changes, you can use incognito mode or clear the cache and visit your page. The changes will be live to every user from 5 days to 15 days.
Updated: Set Favicon in WordPress 4.3 or above:
By default, WordPress now allow users to set favicon through customizer. All you have to do is upgrade your site to WordPress 4.3 or above version. Once updated to WordPress 4.3, go to Appearance->Customizer and upload your favicon through site identity.
If you have any clarification regarding setting favicon for Genesis or Thesis enable WordPress blog, you can post the comment below, and we will assist you.