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Site Icons

A Site Icon is a unique icon for your website. It is shown across WordPress.com, in your visitor’s browser tab, in widgets like Blogs I Follow, and as a bookmark and home screen app icon when saved to a browser or phone. Here are several examples:

Site icon on a desktop browser tab
Site icon on a desktop browser tab
Site icon on a mobile device shortcut
Site icon on a mobile device shortcut
Blogs I Follow widget display
Blogs I Follow widget display

Watch a quick video on how to add or change your Site Icon below.

Add a Site Icon

You can upload a site icon by following these steps:

  1. Go to My Site → Appearance → Customize → Site Identity.
  2. Click on Select Site Icon. Your Media Library will be shown.
  3. Choose an existing image or upload a new one.
Uploading a site icon.

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For best results, upload a square image that is at least 512 pixels wide and tall.

  1. Click Select. You may then be given an option to crop the image to make sure it’s square. You can also skip the cropping step if you wish.
  2. Click the Save Changes button when you’re happy with the icon.

It may take a few hours before you see your new site icon. In case the icon does not update, you can also try clearing your browser’s cache.

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Remove a Site Icon

You can remove a custom site icon by going to My Site → Appearance → Customize → Site Identity and clicking on the Remove button.

The button to remove a site icon is marked with an orange arrow.
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