In my post, I show you how to create a favicon on Canva for your WordPress website.
Canva is a free online graphic design platform. It is an essential tool for bloggers.
After creating a favicon, upload it to your website.
I use Canva for blog banners, YouTube channel thumbnails, and favicons.
Create a free account at Canva.com (*paid link) today to access an excellent free design tool.
A favicon is an image in browser tabs. With Canva, you can get a favicon for your website in a few minutes.
Create A Favicon On Canva
Step One – Create a Favicon On Canva
Go to Canva.com (*paid link) and create a free account.
Sign up with an email address, Google, or Facebook.
When signed in, click Custom Size on the right.
Favicons are 512*512 pixels. Type 512 and 512, and click Create New Design.
You start with a blank canvas.
When you have an image you want to use as your favicon, use Uploads.
Once uploaded, add the image to the canvas.
Ensure your image covers the canvas.
Alternatively, you can design a favicon for your WordPress website.
Click Text to add letters.
Select Add A Heading and type your letters.
You can increase the letter size by dragging the borderlines.
Click the white background to change the color.
Choose a color from the list, or enter a color code.
To get HTML color codes, go to https://htmlcolorcodes.com.
To change the font, size, or color of your letters.
Click the letters, and a toolbar appears.
Some of the fonts are available to paid customers.
Once editing is complete, download the favicon.
Step Two – Download Your Favicon From Canva
Canva allows you to download your favicon for free.
Then click Download.
Next, upload the favicon to your WordPress website.
Step Three – Upload The Favicon To WordPress
Hover your mouse over Appearance, and click Customise.
Select Site Identity.
The location of the Site Identity option depends on your theme.
Refer to your theme’s documentation.
Look for Favicon or Site Icon.
Click Select Site Icon.
Select Upload Files.
To upload your favicon, click Select Files. Choose the favicon you created on Canva.
Once uploaded, you return to the Media Library.
On the right, add a Title and the Alt text.
Once completed, click Select.
When the image is more than 512*512 pixels, you need to crop the image.
On the right, there is a preview of the favicon.
Select Crop Image or Skip Cropping to set the favicon.
Step Four – Publish The Favicon
Finally, click Publish.
How To Create A Favicon On Canva Video Tutorial
What To Do If Your Favicon Is Not Showing
When the favicon does not appear after publishing, it is probably due to caching.
Caching is when a browser serves saved files rather than updated files.
You must clear the cache to force your browser to retrieve updated files.
Left-click the padlock in the address bar.
Use Delete to remove cookies.
Finally, click Done.
Refresh the page.
When you use a cache plugin on your website, clear the cache on your plugin.
Creating a favicon on Canva takes just a few minutes.
Favicons are 512*512 pixels. When using Canva, ensure you start with a canvas 512*512.
When the favicon is complete, download it to your computer.
Use the theme customizer to upload the favicon to your website,
Publish to make the favicon live.
When the favicon does not appear, try clearing your browser cache.
Design your free favicon today on Canva.com (*Paid link).
I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.