To begin, you’ll need to prepare the favicon by uploading it to a document library or using an existing one. This ensures that you have the image file ready to be applied as the favicon. Next, obtain the URL path of the favicon, which will be needed for the customization process.
Please note that this workaround may not work for users of Internet Explorer. It’s important to keep this in mind if you are using this browser.
If you are using SharePoint Online, changing the favicon involves placing the custom favicon in a library and updating the master page accordingly. It’s recommended to edit the master page rather than replacing the default favicon.ico file in the 15 hive. This ensures a smooth and hassle-free process.
For those using SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, you can follow similar steps to change the favicon. The overall process involves uploading the custom favicon and editing the master page.
By following this step-by-step guide, you can easily customize the favicon in your SharePoint site and give it a personal touch. Start implementing these changes today and make your SharePoint site stand out!
- Upload the Favicon: Start by uploading the desired favicon to a SharePoint document library. You can either create a new library specifically for the favicon or use an existing one. Ensure that the favicon is in a compatible format, such as ICO, PNG, or GIF, and that it meets the recommended size guidelines.
- Obtain the URL Path: Once the favicon is uploaded, you need to obtain the URL path of the favicon file. This can be done by navigating to the library where the favicon is stored, right-clicking on the file, and selecting “Copy Link Address” or a similar option. Make sure to keep this URL handy, as it will be needed in the next step.
Using ShortPoint Modern Theme Builder
|May not work for Internet Explorer
|Allows customization of SharePoint sites
Make sure to save your changes and test the new favicon by refreshing your SharePoint site. If everything is done correctly, you should now have a customized favicon that represents your brand or matches the theme of your SharePoint site.
Changing the favicon in SharePoint can be done differently in SharePoint Online and older versions, and this section will provide the specific steps for each.
To change the favicon in SharePoint Online, you will need to place the custom favicon in a library and update the master page accordingly. Avoid replacing the default favicon.ico file in the 15 hive. Instead, it is recommended to edit the master page. This can be achieved by navigating to the master page gallery in the SharePoint Online site and selecting the appropriate master page, such as Seattle.master or Oslo.master.
Once you have opened the master page in SharePoint Designer or any other HTML editor, locate the head section and insert the necessary code to link to the custom favicon. The code should look something like this:
<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/sites/your-site/your-library/favicon.ico" />
Remember to replace “/sites/your-site/your-library/favicon.ico” with the URL path of your custom favicon.
In SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, the process is similar. First, upload the custom favicon to a document library or use an existing one. Obtain the URL path of the favicon by right-clicking on the favicon file and selecting “Copy Shortcut” or “Copy Link Address.”
Next, navigate to the master page gallery and select the appropriate master page. Open the master page in SharePoint Designer or any other HTML editor, locate the head section, and insert the code to link to the custom favicon. Save the changes and publish the master page to apply the new favicon.
By following these steps, you can easily change the favicon in SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2007, and SharePoint 2010, giving your site a personalized touch.