How To Show An Icon Next To Your Blogs URL In The Address Bar!

Dear Al:
I have a problem. I am jealous. How did you get the little picture up by your url of your blog? I want a picture by mine when some clicks on my blog.

Thanks! -- Linda, http://beadinggalinms.blogspot.com

Dear Linda:
I said hockus pockus, and like magic, it appeared! Weird huh?

What I did was create an jpeg icon about 16x16 , then I uploaded the jpeg icon to a new post, and copied it's URL: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1787/2191/1600/dralicon.jpg You don't have to publish the post, because once you upload an image, it's in your blogger account if you use it or not.

I then pasted my jpeg icons URL into this code:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1787/2191/1600/dralicon.jpg" />

then I added the code to my blogs template underneath the <head> tag


Published the template, and that's it!

Note: Readers can't see the icon next to the URL in the address bar if they're using the Internet Explorer. So far I know it works for Firefox, but you might be able to see the icon if you also use Opera, or Safari, but I'm not sure.

14 comments:

Shaun said...

FYI: it does show up in Opera.

Valerie said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing with me. Saw you got skipped over at Michele's so I thought I would stop by.

Sweety said...

Who uses IE anyway? That's SO 1995.

mar said...

I should try this one out...thanks!

Vengelyne said...

Ooh... that saves me the trouble of having to google how to do that. Thanks, Al, you're a gem! ;)

And yes, I know you were kidding about Chuck. I already mentioned countless times that all good men are taken. And Chuck's still single??? *ponders* Hmm...

Rose said...

Unrelated to the topic I know, but Happy Father's Day Al.

Webmiztris said...

i use IE7 at work. It's just like Firefox!

thanks, al....I did it, and it worked!

ramblings said...

Hey there AL, Happy Father's Day!!

beadinggalinMS said...

thank you!!! thank you!!!!! Your the best AL!

Monika said...

Al, you're so fancy.

Juliana said...

It shows up on Safari, too. [:

The Stiltwalker said...

uh I can't see this on my bar. I'm still jealous though.

Soupdragon said...

I'm on Safari too ~ it works.

Ta!

And nice to see people dispensing proper advice.

:)

t2 said...

lol talk about shortcuts.Thanks
:)