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Favicon from Toolbar gone

  1. Something strange has happened to the some Favicon's today.

    They now no longer show on my blogs (in the tab) and as I clicked them on my Bookmark Toolbar they literally disappeared before my eyes. The bookmark is actually still there, if you hover the cursor over the space, but no actual Favicon.

    I recently cleared my Cache from Firefox but that was a few days ago. This actual page (Forum) shows the WordPress Favicon, as does My Blogs dashboard, just not the blogs themselves.

    Any ideas what I did or how to get them back?

    Many thanks

    Clare

    The blog I need help with is clarecriterioncollection.wordpress.com.

  2. I am not seeing that you have a "blog picute/icon" uploaded in Settings-->General. That is what will create your favicon for a WordPress.com site.

    You can find more instructions here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/blavatars/

    Let me know if you have any trouble.

  3. Thanks for the tip but I have never had to do this before and up until yesterday my Blogs, plus the one I follow, had favicons. I don't understand how they have been deleted :-(

  4. provinceditalia
    Member

    I have just the same problem, in different computers, too (with different OS).
    Sorry for my english. ;-P
    Cheers from Italy and thank you in advance for your help.
    Paolo

  5. Just to clarify, are you talking about a favicon in a browser bar, or just the icon next to the blog in "my blogs"?

  6. Favicon in the browser. When I click new tab, to open a new window and type the web address, thee is no Favicon. There is a space where it should be, it is just blank.

  7. I will look into why the default favicon is not showing up any longer. But in the meantime, the best choice is probably to upload your own favicon using the instructions I posted above.

  8. I have done that, thanks. It does not help that I cannot add the Blog I follow to my toolbar as I have no control over that site.

    I have failed to also mention that when I open a new Tab and enter the URL, the page loads and where the Favicon would normally be, the circle spins around and kinda flickers, stops and has a think, spins again then disappears. It is like trying to load but cannot find something :dunno:

  9. Correct, if a blog you follow hasn't set a favicon, there is nothing you can do to make one appear.

    the circle spins around and kinda flickers, stops and has a think, spins again then disappears.

    That would happen if there was a favicon there as well. It is just the page loading various components. Some things load first because they are more important, other things load later.

  10. Correct, if a blog you follow hasn't set a favicon, there is nothing you can do to make one appear.

    But there was one up until the weekend, that is what I cannot understand. I think this may have something to do with me clearing my cache. Would that explain it?

  11. It's possible. Or the site owner may have removed them as well. What is the site?

  12. Hi Nick. Thanks for the reply. I highly doubt it was the other site owner. As I said previously, this has only been a issue since I deleted my cache and is the same for all WordPress blogs.

  13. multisenserealism
    Member

    I'm having a similar issue, where the icon suddenly disappeared. I got them back in by changing the the blavatar and gravatar images, but posts that I link from Facebook still have a blank preview image.

  14. Exactly what is or are the URL or URLs of the site or sites in question? Without URLs there will be no means to provide a specific and accurate answer.

  15. @multisenserealism
    Your issue not the same issue at all. It's a Facebook issue. We have no control over the images that Facebook chooses to display or when they choose to flush their image caches. We really only send them the URL of the post, and they hunt through that for the excerpt and images to include.

    Please see http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
    and http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/fb-link-has-no-thumbnails?replies=4#post-936861

    See here too http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/pachyderm-theme-image-size-on-reader?replies=9#post-1349306

    See this thread for more tips please > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wp-post-wont-publish-images-to-fb-but-was-previously?replies=8

  16. multisenserealism
    Member

    This was the most recent link - http://multisenserealism.com/2013/11/30/on-human-specialness/

    It's just that it happened simultaneously as the loss of the favico within WordPress.

  17. multisenserealism
    Member

    Thanks for the links though!

  18. I have no idea how or why, but the favicons are back :-)

    If it happens again I will be sure to take a screenshot.

    Many thanks to all that replied

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