Adding a favicon to your WordPress site can improve its branding and identity in your visitor’s browser; it is also very easy to do!
What Is a Favicon?
It is the logo you see on the tab of the website you are browsing or that same website’s bookmark. Here is an example showing the Hostwinds logo in a browser tab.
To setup your own favicon you will need an image with a resolution of at least 512 x 512 pixels in size; the file can be formatted as a JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.
First login to your WordPress admin page which is usually found at yourwebsite.com/wp-admin or at a similar URL.
Then from the Dashboard Administration Screen go to:
Appearance -> Customize
Site Icon -> Change Image
Now drag & drop the image file from your computer, or Select and browse to the image file on your local computer, that you wish to use.
After you upload your file it will automatically select the image you uploaded within the Media Library tab, just click Select in the bottom right to continue.
If your image is not square then WordPress will automatically crop it as shown here. Just click on Crop to complete the image selection.
Click Publish in the top right if you are happy with the appearance of your favicon to complete the installation.