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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#7328 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add favicon to /wp-admin/

Reported by: bi0xid Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: trivial Version: 2.6
Component: Administration Keywords:
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I think it can be a good feature to have a favicon for our WordPress admin site.

We all use tab-navigation style browsers, and this will help us identifying our main page and our admin page.

It's as simple as adding the following line into our admin-header.php

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://s.wordpress.org/favicon.ico?2" type="image/x-icon" />

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Change History (7)

#1 @Viper007Bond
7 years ago

  • Version set to 2.6

-1. If I have multiple admin areas open at once, I can't tell them apart. I can now as each of my sites have a different favicon. I think a plugin might be a better solution for adding the favicon.

If we do add one though, it needs to be locally hosted rather than being pulled from a remote server. Besides being bad practice, it also avoids the paranoid users from thinking this is a tracking ploy or something.

#2 @thee17
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.6.1 to 2.7

#3 @ionfish
7 years ago

I agree with Viper. The admin area should inherit the site's own favicon just like other pages do.

#4 @Otto42
7 years ago

Seems like plugin territory to me.

<?php function admin_favicon() { ?> 
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="your-admin-icon.ico" type="image/x-icon" /> 
<?php }

#5 @Viper007Bond
7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Plugin material.

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