Lets see How to create a favicon for free
A small icon that your readers see when they visit your blog is the favicon.
The red arrow that shows the favicon of the sites. I am going to show you how easily you can create a favicon for your site.
Why do you need a Favicon?
To give a professional look for your website and to increase your brand awareness you need a site icon aka the favicon for your site.
The favicon helps you look legit and you maintain a brand consistency throughout.
Making a favicon is easy-peasy, Let’s go ahead.
The Link between the favicon and SEO:
Experts say only the legitimate people use favicon in their site. In other words, spammy websites don’t use favicon.
Your Favicon appears in the search result.
This has a prime importance of brand recognisation.
What should your favicon look like?
Most of the brands/blogs use the favicon type listed below
1.Initials as a favicon
2.Logo as a favicon
You can choose the one as you wish and lets proceed with the creation part.
How to create a favicon in Canva?
We’ll use a free online design platform Canva for this.
Head over to canva.com
Follow these steps:
1.Create a design framework
3.Add your design
4.Export the favicon
Step1: Create a Design Frame work:
Go to Canva>Click create a design> Add the custom dimensions 100px x 100px.
You will be taken to a blank screen.
Step 2. Choose colours:
Choose your back ground color or leave it transparent incase you need a transparent logo.
Now to change the background colour click on the blank white canvas and
The Color I use here is #9782ad
3.Add your design:
I have a premade design, so I just insert that to make a design favicon. You can insert your Logo too if you want.
The final output is here
For Making Initial Logos:
In the same canvas, Click text>Add a heading >Add the letter
Spice up with your brand colours and elements if you want.
The final look
How to install a favicon on WordPress?
Head over to your WordPress dashboard>Appearance>Themes>customise
In theme customiser
Click general settings>site identity>Site icon>add or change >upload the file.
You are done.
The Final output
As simple as that.
Happy blogging ! Happy Earning!