How to Display a Different Favicon for WordPress Admin

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Do you want to display a different favicon for wp-admin? This snippet comes in handy if you want to have a different favicon for both your WordPress dashboard and the frontend.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function favicon4admin() {
echo '<link rel="Shortcut Icon" type="image/x-icon" href="' . get_bloginfo('wpurl') . '/wp-content/favicon.ico" />';
add_action( 'admin_head', 'favicon4admin' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. This works in 2023. Thanks.

  2. I use wp plugin Code Snippets to modify functions.php

    I have performed a copy/paste but nothing happened.

    I wonder if I need to place my admin favicon.ico within any specific place and modify php code to write the place where new favicon is.

    I’m an absolute rookie.

    Thanks for your help!!

    1. Sometimes the browser itself can be the issue. You may want to test it on a device/computer that has not accessed the site before.

  3. what if it already does that? and you didn’t change anything? and there’s nothing like that in the functions?

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