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Maljonic

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I want to put my favicon on my message board but I can't work out which file the, <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/ico">, is supposed to go in?
 

Shovel

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That goes in the <head> </head> section of each page you want the icon to appear with :)

For most new messageboards you should be able to add bits to <head> content fairly painlessly, but if not you should find that there'll be a .php file called "header" or something that contains <head> content
 

Maljonic

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If only it were so easy :) The meta tags for the message board go in overall_header but putting the favicon code there (like you would with a normal html page) doesn't work. I think I need to put the code where this stuff is:

<link rel="top" href="./index.php" title="Dream Message Board" />
<link rel="search" href="./search.php" title="Search" />

<link rel="help" href="./faq.php" title="FAQ" />
<link rel="author" href="./memberlist.php" title="Memberlist" />

but I can't find it, it shows up when you view page source from the message board but it isn't in the overall_header file like the meta tags are; where the above code is in view page source it says {NAV_LINKS} in overall_header.
 

Shovel

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That's odd. I'm afraid I don't know then - I'm not a PHPBB user myself.

Erm, one thing: In your original post one of you <link /> tags has rel="icon" and the other rel="shortcut icon". Is that right? Is one wrong? Are you using the wrong one?
 

Maljonic

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The second one is an extra that's supposed to help in some obscure browers but it isn't really needed I think.
 

pgh

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Code:
		<title>:: p g h [dot] o r g [dot] u k</title>
		<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="main.css">
		<meta name="author" content="Michael Brannigan / pgh." />
		<meta name="description" content="Homepage" />
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
		<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
My <head> atm. Doesnt work in both FB and IE. *scratches head*. Even without the link IE is still supposed to automatically check if there is a 'favicon.ico' in the root directory and use it if so. Doesnt work either. I know you can just link to an external javascript which can set it but shouldnt need to do this. Anyone got another way? :)
 

Maljonic

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I works in Netcape too but not IE, I found this out last night :(
 

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