Favicon stuck on old profile photo

I read in the help files that:

Micro.blog-hosted blogs have a basic “favicon” based on your profile photo.

Currently, my favicon is stuck on an old profile photo. I’m not sure how to fix this. I used this site to make sure I’m not seeing a cached favicon, and I also tested this in multiple browsers.

Micro.blog is probably caching favicons and, for one reason or another, your old one hasn’t been replaced. It might be that it will resolve itself after a while (the cache time might be long) or something is up and @manton will need to figure out what it is.

If you want a quick fix, you could edit the file head.html in a custom theme and replace the current shortcut icon with the following:

  rel="shortcut icon"

In the snippet above, I’ve replaced the icon URL with, what I think, is the one you want.

It’s also worth pointing out that your browser probably caches favicons as well. So, even after a change, it might take a while before the new icon shows up.


Related question. When I transfered my site over from WordPress, it seems my old favicon is showing up here…any way I can remove it?

That’s probably your browser caching the old icon. The tool Favicon Checker reports no favicon for bobwilson.ie.

Thanks Sod.