WordPress/MU Favicon

—————————- Description: —————————-

This plugin is based off of code from John Kolbert and his plugin, Admin Favicon. While that plugin sticks a favicon only into the admin pages, this plugin was designed so that it would stick a favicon on every blog and every administrative page. Consider it basically a Site-Wide Favicon. It’s useful for community sites that want to apply a favicon sitewide. As of now, unfortunately you need to manually enter the location of the favicon. Soon there will be an admin interface set up for it.

—————————- Download: —————————-

WordPress/MU Favicon is hosted at the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can view the WordPress plugin page here or directly download it.

—————————- Installation: —————————-

  1. Upload wordpressmu-favicon.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory (if you are using wordpress) 1A. Upload wordpressmu-favicon.php to the /wp-content/mu-plugins directory (if you are using wordpress mu)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress (if using wordpress) 2A. Do nothing if using WordPress MU
  3. The Plugin works!
  4. Edit the uploaded plugin file with the location of the the favicon.
—————————- Frequently Asked Questions: —————————-

At this point, there are no frequently asked questions. As this changes, you will see them here.

—————————- Screenshots: —————————-
There Are No Screenshots of WordPress/MU Favicon Available At This Time. As this changes, you will see them here.
—————————- Changelog: —————————-


  • readme.txt fixed


  • First Release
  • Working with 2.8.4
—————————- Support: —————————-

Support is provided at my support forums: http://wpmu.zyrot.com/forums/ or through the comment system here. If you register on the site you will be able to post comments and post in the forum.

Enjoy the Plugin! 🙂


18 thoughts on “WordPress/MU Favicon

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  2. Miryam Stenger

    Thank you so much for this plugin. I have used the latest WordPress version 3.0 to create a multi-site (bravely using an existing sub-folder as opposed to unnecessary sub-domain option), firstly pulling in (importing) two of my existing blogs. To cut a long story short… it has been quite an experience and I'm proud of having got where I am so far in just under 2 days! Getting the favicons to show up on all the multi-site blogs was one of my problems… which you have solved with your plugin. I prefer hard coding to using too many plugins, however I've arrived at the stage where I can't spend too much more time on getting the site(s) up and running satisfactorily. I still have a couple of other niggly things to sort out, however I'm so pleased that this new version of WordPress does now offer the multi-site option. It's also given me the chance to do some 'spring-cleaning' of my Feedburner feeds;Google AdSense, Technorati, etc. outdated information that I had neglected for quite a while. I will give your plugin a plug on my "WordPress Education" blog (http://www.miryamstenger.com/wordpress/wordpresseducation/).

    1. Rohan Kapoor

      Congratulations!! That does sound very, very impressive! Glad that my favicon plugin is still compatible with WordPress 3.0.1. I was worried that the latest (3.0) architecture had broken compatibility but I am quite glad that it didn't break!!

      Cool! Thanks for the plug!!

  3. LTC Lady

    Hi, I too have a WordPress 3.0.1 website with blog and installed your MU Favicon plug-in. I am a novice however and do not know how to complete the last step and what specific code should be input and where. The final step: Edit the uploaded plugin file with the location of the the favicon — is where I'm stuck. I've verified in my website hosting account that the php file is there and plug-in looks like it installed correctly in my administrative panel, so what next? Would appreciate the help. Thanks.

  4. MileHigh

    I like the idea of a sitewide favicon, but I have a question: can I override individual sites with their own favicon by placing their favicon in the theme folder and somehow looking for that first (see if it exists) before using the sitewide as 'default' if a favicon doesn't exist?

    This is because some clients want their own favicon, but I'd like to use mine as 'default', and also as admin favicon for all multisite sites.


    1. Rohan Kapoor

      That’s actually a very interesting question and actually requires a somewhat complicated answer. To put it simply, no, the plug does not currently have that ability mainly because of the fact that it was never designed with anything more than a simple sitewide favicon. As I’m sure you have noticed, the plugin is so simple that it requires manually filling the path to the favicon directly into its php file. My eventual plan for the plugin was to create an administration page for it that would allow users to enter the full path to the favicon icon from within WordPress. The goal would be one sitewide favicon that the site admin could enter which would be overridden for individual blogs by specifying that through an administration page on that particular blog (this would be an option that applied per blog). Honestly, I have been busy and haven’t actually looked into implementing this functionality for about 15 months. Since you have brought it up, and are requesting the feature, it is something that I will take another look at. I do still have all of my notes and the heavily modified version of the plugin that I had started implementing this functionality into. If I had to give a timeline, I would be willing to say that I think there could be some significant changes within the next month (before New Year).I hope that answers your question properly and if not please let me know.

  5. MileHigh

    That would be great. Please let me know if you release an update.

    Ideally it would support override of favicon at the site level by entering a path in the admin, but allow to keep my default favicon for admin side for all my customers.

    There are some existing plugins that allow you to put a path to a site favicon (at the site level), and some that allow to put a path to an admin favicon (at the site level), but none that do both for sitewide and yet still let you override per site.


    1. Rohan Kapoor

      I worked a little on it today. I believe the changes I made today should allow it to accept a standard value from the Administration menus, but it has no support for the global option. If you are interested, it is tagged as 2.0-alpha-2. I would appreciate any feedback if you feel like giving it.Thanks!


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