Remove “w-logo-blue-white-bg.png” for speed freaks.

WordPress Mobile Speed

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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.
wp-includes/images/w-logo-blue-white-bg.png

A silly 4k PNG icon – WordPress logo.

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.

It takes 102 millisecond to lazy load.
The image file weighs 4 kilobytes.

REFERENCE: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/favicon-is-changed-in-version-5-4/

Want to get rid of the silly thing? There’s a plugin for that:

WP Favicon Remover plugin. 1.8k download zip folder.  Super lightweight for speed.

WP Favicon Remover

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:

REFERENCE: https://sympli.io/blog/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-favicons-in-2020/

REFERENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

REFERENCE: http://pagepipe.com/how-to-make-the-fastest-loading-favicon-for-mobile-first-speed/

NOTE: Miraculously, the extra WordPress logo doesn’t load on mobile devices. Just on desktop and tablet browsers.

Godspeed-

Steve Teare
performance engineer

 

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