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Blog Icons is now officially cool

Blog Icons is now officially cool

August 14th, 2008 – 22 Comments

I announced the plugin this morning, but I’ve been coding like crazy on it tonight, and it’s now way cooler than it was this morning. So I present you: blog icons 1.0.

Update: the functionality of this plugin is now part of WordPress core!

You can now upload a favicon or apple touch icon in the backend, and, as a new feature, you can also upload & add an image to your RSS feed with this plugin now! Check out the looks of that in Firefox:

feed image

On top of that, it will autodetect your favicon if you have one, and set it correctly in your Atom feeds!

Check out the cool backend:

blog icons admin panel


22 Responses to Blog Icons is now officially cool

  1. alkhafji
    By alkhafji on 11 September, 2009

    thanx alot it’s very uesful

    Marketing services business in Al Khafji

  2. Cynthia Yockey
    By Cynthia Yockey on 28 May, 2009

    I’m using your favicon plugin and it’s great. I only have one problem — at Blogger blogs that have a widget for news feeds from selected sites, my favicon does not show up although other custom icons from WordPress blogs do. For example, see the news feed at where I’m listed as “Cynthia Yockey” but without my favicon. I’m using Thesis with Openhook and put the favicon HTML in the Thesis header on the Thesis Options page, but I don’t know if the favicon is in the right place on my server. Any ideas?



  3. Mirko
    By Mirko on 14 May, 2009

    This plug make a server error if you don’t insert the favicon.ico into root directory…. i fix the bug… inser your favicon also in root dir of your website.

  4. My Life Thinking
    By My Life Thinking on 28 March, 2009

    Excellent work!

  5. Mirko
    By Mirko on 12 March, 2009

    Here the translation in Italian language.

  6. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 17 August, 2008

    @Markus941 thx! great feedback, I’m looking into adding an option to convert to .ico in the plugin, would be cool if faviconr.com had an API…

  7. markus941
    By markus941 on 17 August, 2008

    You are on a roll recently. Thanks so much for all these awesome plugins.

    For favicons, I’d recommend going with .ico files for maximum compatibility. Faviconr (http://www.faviconr.com/) is a quick way to convert any jpg of png or gif into the standard favicon ico file.

  8. archshrk
    By archshrk on 16 August, 2008
  9. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 16 August, 2008

    @archshrk: what was the name of the file you were trying to upload? did have a .jpg or a .jpeg extension?

  10. archshrk
    By archshrk on 16 August, 2008

    Seems to have troublw with jpegs. Saved them as gifs and no problem.

  11. archshrk
    By archshrk on 16 August, 2008

    Nice. I installed it this morning and hadn’t even personalized it yet (updating 6 WP sites kind of blows your morning)

  12. Lars Bachmann
    By Lars Bachmann on 15 August, 2008

    @Joost: I know what you mean.. i got a 2 year old my self ;)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  13. Ernst-Jan Pfauth
    By Ernst-Jan Pfauth on 15 August, 2008

    Thanks Joost, really useful!

  14. Lodewijk
    By Lodewijk on 15 August, 2008

    Thumbs up Joost, works like a charm!

  15. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 15 August, 2008

    @Lars: Sleep? I’ve got a 2 year old :)

  16. Lars Bachmann
    By Lars Bachmann on 15 August, 2008

    Bravo.. Good work, Joost.

    Don’t you ever need to sleep? :)

  17. Richard
    By Richard on 15 August, 2008

    Thanks! Just set it up and it’s working a treat.

  18. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 15 August, 2008

    Thx for all the comments everyone :)

    @Bregwin: don’t you worry :)

  19. brewgin
    By brewgin on 15 August, 2008

    You must have awesome time management skills.
    Pooping out plugins like there’s no tomorrow and keeping your family happy.
    Just don’t skip on the healthy meals. ;-)

  20. Elijah
    By Elijah on 15 August, 2008

    You are a machine.
    When does it ever end?

    Awesome stuff!

  21. Daniel Ionescu
    By Daniel Ionescu on 15 August, 2008

    Great work. Thanks a lot. :)

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