Joomla 1.5: Using my own favicon via template?!?

Well, there am I trying to convince joomla 1.5 to use my template’s favicon instead of the default jommla flower Original favicon of Joomla a.k.a. The Flower. But no matter what it wouldn’t let me replace it by my own. What I’ve done so far:

  • create the .ico file with Gimp, 32×32 (tried 16×16 also), 4 bpp 16-slot palette
  • placed it in ../templates/my_template/favicon.ico
  • reloaded page in browser

But still no favicon is shown in neither Opera nor Firefox under Windows.

Update: It seams I somehow used wrong colour palette, layer or whatever optioins. After I uploaded a png file to FavIcon and used the result it at least shows in Firefox. Opera seams to chuck up on the HTML header created by Joomla:

 <title>Welcome to the Frontpage</title>

  <link href="/joomla/templates/div_template/favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" />
  [... repeated multiple times somehow ...]
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://localhost/joomla/templates/div_template/css/template_css.css" type="text/css"/>
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://localhost/joomla/images/favicon.ico" />
  <link href="/joomla/css/template.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

As far as my understanding goes Opera doesn’t mistaken as to overwrite the earlier favicon.ico link with the later and hence (as Opera does) show the correct, i.e. intended favicon for a glimpse of a second and than show none as the /joomla/images/ one is not there. If I place a copy in that directory on the server Opera also shows the icon — I asume the wrong one though!

Well, anyway, now I know where the rub is…

Update 2008/05/08: I should have digged into templating a bit further and not just take it “as is”. Now in the html header of .../templates/my_template/index.php I just leave out the line where it points to the joomla template but rather only have one “shortcut icon” href as below:

	<jdoc:include type="head" />

	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/system/css/system.css" type="text/css" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />

	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/layout.css" type="text/css" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/typography.css" type="text/css" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/browserhacks.css" type="text/css" />
	<link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/icon/favicon.ico" />


  1. Friday, 3rd Apr 2015 at 21:32

    Uwielbiam twojego bloga jest rewelacyjny.Pozdrawiam

  2. Thursday, 3rd Sep 2009 at 06:28

    Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. Kevin said,

    Tuesday, 29th Jul 2008 at 21:15

    I know having this issues. I get mad because of this problems !

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