{Blogging DIY Series} Create your site tab icon ~ WordPress

So you have survived the first few days of the new year, how do you feel? How is 2015 shaping up for you? 

As I mentioned last week I want to be doing some Blogging DIY posts, I do not know how long this will last but I hope to share what I have learnt in my almost 2 years of blogging. I am in no way claiming to be an expert, I am sharing what has worked for me and things I feel some new bloggers (even older) would appreciate.

Last week I shared with you how to Create Your Site Tab Icon for Blogger and received nice feedback, as I promised last week I am sharing today how to install the personalized tab icon for wordpress. My way is a simple way but only if you have installed Jetpack with your wordpress theme, I will share other alternatives that I found whilst doing my research to help those who do not yet have Jetpack plugin installed.

STEP 1a: Create the Icon you want to be associated with your blog, this is part of your branding and identity.
STEP 1b: Save this file on desktop as jpeg, png or .ICO format. The size of the file should be 16×16 pixels or 32×32 pixels and no more.

STEP 2: Jetpack (if installed), add the widget called Site Icons which can be located on the Jetpack dashboard.

STEP 3: Go to settings then click General, scroll to the bottom and upload the favicon file you saved on your desktop. Click save at the bottom of General settings and that’s you done.

For those who do not have Jetpack installed I found these two nice articles which I think are really good and simple enough to help you add the favicon or tab icon to your wordpress site or website.

I hope this was helpful, let me know your thoughts and add any comments on how this could be improved or even done better.

  • Thanks for the tip, it's always great to find blogging tips.

    Turquoise and Tortoiseshells

  • Love this tip!

  • This is a GREAT tip — I did mine a long time ago but had forgotten how, the refresher is always nice!

  • This is a great tutorial! When | was setting up my blog, I googled how to do everything and it was tutorials like this that massively helped me out!

    Katie <3

  • Great tutorial! My favicon was one of the first things I set up – it's so much fun establishing your visual identity. I just wanted to say though… what a beautiful WP interface! I use WP as well, but my interface is pretty bland (white and grey) and even messy-looking in comparison. I never realized there was an option to customize it..!


  • Thanks so much for sharing its great to have some more info on blogging website help
    Many Thanks

  • Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for sharing!

  • I love this series! I love hearing about others' approaches to blogging! Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks for the tutorial on creating a favicon. I appreciate step by step instructions!

  • Nice tutorial! I don't have wordpress but it was neat to see how you set this up!

  • This is great, and you made it look so easy! Thank you!

  • Such great information to know! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Wow – that broke it down and made it easy! Thanks for sharing — I love step by step; makes me feel like I can actually do it too!!

  • Perfect timing! Mine is needing to be changed!

  • Thanks for doing a tutorial for wordpress too! :D! Mine is being a hater and demands that it be at least 512px in both width and length but won't work even when I try that, so I'm gonna mess with it later. ._.

  • Thanks for the tutorial. Have a lovely Tuesday.

  • Thanks for your tutorial 🙂 Very helpful post!

  • I love how you've laid out this tutorial! I do use blogger but still love that you're helping others with tricky stuff like this 🙂

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Thanks for sharing, I'm pinning so I can play around later.

  • Great tutorial! I have blogger, but it isn't too hard to figure out! 🙂

  • This looks awesome! I have Blogger, too, but I'm definitely going to check out the link you left for Kyla above in the comments!

  • Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately I have blogger 🙁