I'm trying to get my favicon.ico to show up. The website is vvv-gaming.com.
I have ensured the I am using a properly formatted favicon.ico and I have tested it on the following server, southpawgaming.com It worked there without problems. On the new website, I have uploaded the favicon to the root folder of the website, I have cleared my cash and I have also did ?flush=1
I have downloaded the icon from southpawgaming and uploaded it to vvv-gaming.com, and then flushed the website, cleared my cash, flushed the website again and it is not updating. I have asked other who have never visited the website before to load the website and tell me what icon they get and they are still getting the silverstripe icon.
I have searched through all files but there is no favicon.ico for silverstripe anywhere. Does anyone know what is going on?
The favicon problem got fixed but I don't understand how. I have not changed the code and I have not uploaded a new image, it just all of a sudden started working. Is it possible this was a problem on server end, it was caching the old one?
I get this a lot when changing/adding favicons. It's definitely a caching issue, probably with the browser.
I've never been able to directly fix it but it always as you said sorts itself out.
My rule of thumb is as along as the favicon.ico is in the right directory and is being called using what Thomas said, <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" /> in the page.ss template, then it will work eventually :)