Tips & Tricks

How to replace the favicon on your Joomla site

Changing the favicon (the icon on your browser window) can be pretty easy, if you know the right way to do it.

How to replace your favicon video Video summery:

  1. Create an image for the favicon, the width and height should be the same
  2. Go to and upload your icon
  3. Download the favicon and save it on your computer
  4. Find out where the image is located on your server
  5. If you don’t already have it, download and install Firefox and the “Web Developer Tool Bar
  6. Find the location of the image
  7. If you don’t already have it, download and install extplorer extension on your Joomla admin
  8. Find and replace the icon
  9. Go to front end and refresh the page(CTRL + F5) to clear cache

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Merav Knafo

Merav Knafo is the founder and CEO of iJoomla, Inc. She loves writing about Joomla, usability and Social Networking.

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    Or just replace the favicon.ico file in the root directory of your template (Joomla 1.5+) … for the Beez template, for example, that’s templates/beez/favicon.ico


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    I’ve done it too but it keeps changing it back to Joomla logo.