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Alan Shiers
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Hi there,

I've downloaded JForum and trying to get familiar working the configurations. The address field of my browser is defaulting to the Tomcat favicon icon and I want to change it. Is it possible to change it?

Alan
robert crowther
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Must say I'm intrigued. Building a forum is a big business, which is why, I suspect, even very professional forums don't have them...

Dump your myImage.ico into the /images folder.

Add this in the <head> of webContent/templates/myTemplate/header.htm



These paths may need to be adjusted depending if you use source, binary, custom templates, etc,

There is a current web recommendation to use profiles (not simply dumping the favicon in root, which apparently works). Code above is kinda halfway there,

http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon
Ulf Dittmer
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Assuming that JForum runs as the ROOT web app, dumping favicon.ico into the root directory of the server would take care of it.

If it's just one web app of several, you'd need to take the approach mentioned by Robert and change the header template.


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Ulf Dittmer
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robert crowther wrote:Building a forum is a big business, which is why, I suspect, even very professional forums don't have them.

What do you mean by that?
robert crowther
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Not proven, but my experience is that, of the possible forms of websites, forums often have limited theming , an indication of which is a lack of a Favicon. Favicons are often described in tutorials and the like as a quirk, or a "slick" or "professional" touch. I once wrote to a forum asking them to add one (which they did the next morning) because I couldn't distinguish their forum from other sites. So I rate them. As to why forums, in my experience, are like this, that's speculative, a separate thread. I was upvoting tiredness...
Alan Shiers
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Thanks for the responses fellas. I was able to work it out.

Alan
 
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