Those little images in the url links.

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  • #12772

    nosysnoop
    Member

    When I go to alot of sites, they have cute little images in the url link of their site. How do we do that and can we do it at WordPress? Thanks!

    #12875

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I found a place to make them but as best I can determine, we can’t use them here on wordpress.com Seems you have to host your own site to use them

    #12876

    marc
    Member

    Yep, it would require a plugin or javascript dependent on what version your desire to use.

    #12879

    nosysnoop
    Member

    Blogs at Blogger have them. So they’re not hosting their own sites. But maybe because javascript is used though. Thanks everyone!

    #12883

    waitinghere
    Member

    Those are called favicons.

    But as far as I know, you have to upload those into your wordpress directory for it to show up and unless we get FTP, I don’t think we can get those.

    #12889

    ptvguy
    Member

    If you’re talking about favicons, there can only be one for an entire domain, and that image has to be placed directly in the root folder. That’s why all WP blogs get the WP favicon–the circle with a capital “W” in it.

    #12900

    options
    Member

    it’s almost the same kind of problem as with a custom header image. no need for FTP, can be for subdomains as well.

    how about having something like:

    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/files/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

    in the themes/../header.php and an appropriate rewrite rule?

    #12909

    waitinghere
    Member

    @ptvguy

    Pardon but you are mistaken. The Green MarinĂ©e theme has it’s own favicon included in the theme. That proves otherwise.

    #12921

    drmike
    Member

    If you’re talking about favicons, there can only be one for an entire domain

    Subdomains and sub directories can have them as well. It’s either a default or you can direct what file to use with the link that options mentions above.

    #12947

    waitinghere
    Member

    Perhaps we would have better chances of this if we could ask the theme developers to include this option from the dashboard as well?

    #12965

    ptvguy
    Member

    Cool. There’s something I didn’t know. Thanks, everyone.

    #12977

    options
    Member

    Perhaps we would have better chances of this if we could ask the theme developers to include this option from the dashboard as well?

    certainly.

    though, not all theme devs may take into account some wpMU complications, at least ‘Fauna Beta’ (since v4) and ‘Regulus’ are almost ready for that.

    #13008

    drmike
    Member

    Remember most themes were probably designed before MU was created. :)

    #13507

    vxjasonxv
    Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/favicons

    Anyone watching this thread should read through that page.
    Tons of great information about what favicons are and aren’t.
    They don’t require javascript.
    They are not limited to one per domain/folder/etc.
    They are kinda messed up in terms of standards (thanks Microsoft!)
    They could be used by nothing more than uploading them as an image into your blog.
    However, then the HTML has to be modified to point to the icon.
    That’s where wp.com staff comes in.

    #13508

    drmike
    Member

    Actually I see a favicon when I visit by blogs here. It’s the wordpress W in a circle.

    #13509

    timethief
    Member

    I also see the same small black circle with white W “favicon” as drmike sees. I don’t understand what is being asked for. %(

    #13510

    drmike
    Member

    I think they are asking for custom favicons.

    #13514

    vxjasonxv
    Member

    Yes, custom favicons.
    As I said, all that needs to be done is for the user to upload their choice of favicon. Then we need a tiny little function/option to add in the necessary into our theme:
    Preferably both the broke IE method, and the accepted standard:
    <link rel="icon" href="http://example.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://example.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

    I think I’ll whip something up and submit it to wpmu and ask to have it sent over here first…

    #13515

    drmike
    Member

    Heh heh heh. Good luck. Let time I checked, we were still trying to get Google Sitemaps to work on MU. :)

    #13666

    betsypratt
    Member

    Fav icons! We want them!!!

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