The time has come, the time to create your website. When launching our businesses or blogs, Wix is a popular choice for many of us. It’s easy to use and offers an online presence vital to businesses in this day and age.
But often, some parts can be tricky to negotiate. Especially for first-time users and site builders, it can be overwhelming to navigate, leaving you to wonder, why did I ever try this?
It can be a daunting thought, but it needn’t be! For we have all the answers for you here! Today we are looking at how to add a favicon on Wix, so without further ado, let’s get into it!
What is a favicon?
For those that need a little refresher, a favicon is a small icon that appears on a tab in your internet browser. It’s located next to your website’s name in the tab you can customize to match your brand!
It can be a fantastic addition that helps users identify your site and brand. You can use practically any image ranging from coffee cups to mountains. If you don’t have your image to use, you can use one from Wix.
You can use their logo tool to create your own and add this to your site. These personalized logos can be excellent choices, especially for those looking to expand their business, but factor in cost as you will need to pay for these.
It sounds like a great tool, doesn’t it? But how to add a favicon?
Let’s find out!
How to add a favicon on Wix
To add a favicon on Wix, the first thing you need to do is have a premium plan with Wix. Those with a Connect Domain Plan won’t need to do this, but the rest of us will.
Wix walks you through the conversion to a premium plan, and there are a few options for you to choose from.
You can pay in monthly installments or a one-off yearly cost of the premium plan and can cancel should you wish. It’s worth noting that you will lose access to the premium benefits once you have canceled your subscription, including your favicon!
Once you have joined a premium plan, you can connect a domain to your site. Again, this is easy to do, and Wix will talk you through the whole process. These steps are essential to add a favicon to your Wix site.
All setup? Great, now we can move onto your favicon. To add a favicon to Wix, click on Settings on your site’s dashboard. Next, you will need to locate the website settings and the Favicon section of the page.
You will see your current favicon or no favicon at all. Using the update image button next to the favicon, you can add your favicon to Wix. Once you click on the button, you will select files and update your image’s favicon.
It’s worth noting that the favicon must be a multiple of 48px square, for example, 48×48 or 96×96. You can also use an SVG file if you want. Google will then rescale your favicon to 16x16px, which is the size people will see when searching for your site.
Once you have selected your favicon (and the Wix logo made can be downloaded and uploaded in the same way), you can preview it before it goes live! Perfect for those who like to check everything before it goes live!
And there you have it, adding a favicon to your Wix site is complete! It’s an easy task to do; just make sure that your image is to scale and you have upgraded to a premium plan beforehand!
Can I change or remove my favicon on Wix?
Yes, you can change or remove your favicon on Wix. Should you change your mind at any point, you can adjust your favicon with ease. To do this, open settings in your site’s dashboard and select the website settings option.
From here, scroll until you see the favicon option. You will see the update image button that we used earlier. You can use this to select another image and update your favicon.
Alternatively, next to this button, there is a remove image button. Selecting this will remove the favicon entirely, leaving the space next to your site on a tab empty. While a favicon is a fantastic addition, not everyone enjoys them, and removing them is easy.
You can, of course, add a favicon back in or make adjustments to your favicon at any time!
And just like that, your favicon has been added, changed, or even removed with minimal effort! Just make sure that any image you use is to scale, and you are good to go!