WordPress users: your favicon up-to-date. Automatically.

With 60,000 active installs, Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator WordPress plugin is the most favicon-related WordPress plugin. Since a few months, the plugin looks for updates and notifies you whenever the favicon should be refreshed.

There is new stuff. The plugin is now able to update the favicon automatically. Next time Apple introduces a new Touch icon resolution for its latest iPhone, your favicon will be regenerated overnight.

Automatic update notice

This feature relies on the non_interactive_request parameter of the interactive request API. Each time you use the plugin to create a favicon, it not only installs the generated package. It also saves all settings: the iOS design, the compression rate… So whenever an update is available, the plugin is autonomous and can create your favicon update, yet taking advantage of the improvements of RealFaviconGenerator.

Is it the end of manual updates? Nope. Some updates require human interactions. For example, RealFaviconGenerator will someday supports Coast by Opera. This update does not make sense in an automated fashion. It requires you to pick the design that matches your icon and site. So still expect to work on your favicon again from time to time.

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Philippe Bernard

I'm a web developer and the author of RealFaviconGenerator. I created this site because I felt frustrated when I tried to generate the favicon of my previous web project.

6 thoughts on “WordPress users: your favicon up-to-date. Automatically.”

    1. Thank you!

      Almost! 🙂 Next time there will be an update, you will need to update the favicon manually one more time. This is because the plugin never recorded the favicon settings (the design settings, which master picture to use, etc.) until now, thus it has no idea how to generate your favicon again. So it will need to annoy you again once.

      But magic is now enabled: favicon settings are saved each time the favicon is created manually, in order to prepare the automatic update whenever it’s needed.

  1. WOW! Thanks for the time you spent writing such a clean app. I had tried the manual way any knew there had to be something better. You even made it a WP plug-in.

    You even went as far as letting me create a short iOS home screen name instead of using the site name that doesn’t fit. You went even further and write a way to create a custom Win8 icon.

    10 EUR is in your account. Go have a pint – or a coffee – or dinner on me!

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