favicon.png support request

    • 73 posts
    July 18, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

    The favicon extension has been extended to png rather than ico, and mobile also supports png. (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
    When creating a theme, there is only an ico extension in the source, but please also support png.

    • 265 posts
    July 18, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

    The majority of web browsers will prefer .ico over .png


    https://caniuse.com/#feat=link-icon-png (hover over note 1). ICO allows the webmaster to better present the icon to be used as long as it has been configured correctly.

    • 265 posts
    July 18, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

    You can use https://favicon.io/favicon-converter/ ;(not a reccommendation, checks terms etc before using) to create a suitable .ico file from a PNG if that's all you have available.

    • 73 posts
    July 18, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

    I understood well. The option to support png files was also asked by a third-party creator to apply for the theme.

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    • 6923 posts
    July 18, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

    BTW, 5.2 new feature allows you to upload the favicon in the admin panel now, in the file & media manager. Just to let you know. I use The Gimp (free) to make my ico files. We can look at this but we have to research best practices as png files may not be as optimized as ico for this purpose.

    • 73 posts
    July 18, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

    Donna and Abuk!  Always thank you

    This post was edited by Lee KiWon at July 18, 2020 8:13 PM EDT