How easy it is to change that little icon in your browser tab bar.

A favicon (favorite icon) is an icon belonging to a website, which is usually displayed in the tab bar in web browser, Feed Reader, and other places.

At first, to add a favicon to the site, we just need to provide the ICO icon . However, currently there are many icon formats that are supported by several web browsers. Apart from ICO format icons, the Basajan theme also supports SVG format and web app manifests .

It is undeniable that the use of this favicon is a fairly complicated topic. But, we have made it as easy as possible for you to do it. You can simply place the icon file (with the name defined below) in the assetDir folder. After that, let the Basajan theme take care of it.

If you want to learn more about favicon, you can read this guide .

ICO icon

File name: favicon.ico

ICO format icons are long supported icons. Not only web browsers, several other applications such as Feed Reader also support it.

By default, the Basajan theme only uses this formatted favicon. So, if you only want to provide one favicon, you should at least prepare the icon in ICO format to replace the favicon used by this theme.


<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" sizes="any">

SVG icon

File name: favicon.svg

Unlike ICO, SVG is a relatively new format for favicon. However, with SVG, you can make a lot of customization, such as differentiating favicon for light and dark theme.


<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.svg" type="image/svg+xml">

Web app manifests

File name: manifest.webmanifest

For those of you who want to use different icons when adding your site to your home screen on your Android device, the Basajan theme also supports web app manifests .


  "icons": [
      "src": "/android-chrome-192x192.png",
      "sizes": "192x192",
      "type": "image/png"
      "src": "/android-chrome-512x512.png",
      "sizes": "512x512",
      "type": "image/png"

For web application manifests only, all icons referenced in the manifest.webmanifest file must be placed in a staticDir folder. That way, Hugo can copy them to publishDir folder when you build your site.

If based on the example above, the intended icons are android-chrome-192x192.png and android-chrome-512x512.png.


<link rel="manifest" href="/manifest.webmanifest">