Multicons: Favicon Code Generator

Multicons is a multi-favicon code generator which automatically inserts the necessary
meta tags for both favicons (site-wide and/or admin) and Apple Touch / iPhone icons.


Completely re-written in version 4.2 Multicons is a multi-favicon code generator which automatically inserts the necessary meta tags for both favicons (site-wide and/or admin) and Apple Touch / iPhone icons. Please note that it will be necessary to update your icon link locations.

Not sure what a favicon is? "A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 or 32×32 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab. Some programs allow the user to select an icon of their own from the hard drive and associate it with a website." – Wikipedia

Favicons have a subtle, if small, role in building the branding of a website. When a user takes notice of a favicon it can often be a good indication they have come to the right place serving as visual representation of a website not only in the browser address bar but also when sifting through bookmarks. It is no secret that our eyes gravitate towards images before text and not just on the web but iPhones and iPads as well.

The meta data output by Multicons:

• Location: Website [and Dashboard if no Dashboard Favicon is specified]
• Meta tags generated:



• Location: Dashboard only • Meta tag generated:


• Location: Website Only
• iDevice Effects Added such as Gloss and Rounded Corners
• Meta tag generated:



• Location: Website Only
• No iDevice Effects Added (Square Corners)
• Meta tag generated:

If no links are provided then no code is output. If a Dashboard image is not provided this option will default to the Site-Wide Favicon.

This plugin includes two sample files to assist in building the required images. We have included both a favicon.tiff and an apple-touch-icon.tiff file. These sample images are pre-sized and ready for a creative mind. Open these files in a graphics editor of your choice, make the necessary changes, save them in their appropriate file format and upload them.

  1. Download the plugin and expand it.
  2. Copy the multicons folder into your plugins folder ( wp-content/plugins ).
  3. Log-in to the WordPress administration panel and visit the Plugins page.
  4. Locate the multicons plugin and click on the 'activate' link.
  5. Set up the plugin by visiting Settings > Multicons and provide links to your favicon images.

40 Comments, Questions & Answers

  1. I can't seem to get this plug-in to work. I've followed the directions. Can someone help me with this? Thanks!

    • Sandra,

      I'm looking at your website now and will be emailing you shortly. Thank you for your patience.