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Since WordPress core version 5.4 release date: March 31st, 2020, there’s a odd image file lurking on your site.
Can you believe it? WordPress redirects requests for favicon.ico to /wp/wp-admin/images/w-logo-blue.png. Dirty rats!
What does this thing do?
It’s branding for WordPress. It has nothing to do with you.
Want to get rid of the silly thing? There’s a plugin for that:
The WP Favicon Remover plugin lets you remove the WordPress default favicon added to WordPress core version 5.4. If the favicon doesn’t change after plugin installation, clear your browser cache. If you add a Site Icon via Theme Customizer, uninstall this plugin. You don’t need it anymore.
Don’t know what the heck a favicon is? Here’s some bedtime reading to help put you to sleep:
NOTE: Miraculously, the extra WordPress logo doesn’t load on mobile devices. Just on desktop and tablet browsers.
Instead of band-aid approaches, we drill down to the root cause of your slow site. This is origin optimization. Also known as site tuning. To do this, we analyze site components:
- Scripts and third-party services.
- Images and media library.
- We minimize globally loading plugin effects.
Find out more details about Site Tuning – Get Speed!