Gig 11, Installing a favicon in a Twenty Ten Child Theme (and make it work in Chrome)

First, I want to apologize for trying to brake one of my key rules of this site: Don’t do anything you can outsource to somebody on fiverr. I tried to install the favicon I recieved in gig five but thanks to my karma being on the negative side (due to stuff we shouldn’t mention online) I failed miserably.

By utilizing Google, my standard way of dealing with small technical challenges, I managed to get the favicon to appear for Firefox users but it’s still not working in Chrome. Since Chrome will be the number one browser within a year or two (after Google conquers the earth and makes us all their slaves) I must fix that as well.

When I had searched the net for a quick fix more than half an hour I realized? Why didn’t I hire somebody on fiverr instead?

On fiverr I found what I was searching for, Instantprofit will help me install a professional wordpress logo and favicon.

Judging from the picture it looks like he is an experienced iconographer.

The message sent to the seller:

Hello Instantprofit!

I just started this site: and ordered a favicon from somebody. However, I can’t get it to work in chrome. Could you please tell me what changes I have to make to the attached files in order to get it to work in all browsers?

Attached is a rar-file with my theme (and the favicon).

Best regards


The result:

He told me to change the following in header.php, between <head> and </head>:

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”<?php bloginfo(‘template_directory’); ?>/favicon.ico” />

And add:
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” />

And move the favicon.ico to public_html directory instead of the theme directory.

I did it, cleared my Chrome cache and not it works. Still don’t know why Chrome is such a bitch when it comes to favicons (a quick search on Google shows I’m not the only one with the same problem).

Even though instantprofit managed to solve my problem I wasn’t satisfied with his work. It took him seven days to deliver these simple lines of codes. In his gig description he promise to deliver within one day. Doing it in 7 is not ok.

This was a test to see if outsourcing a small technical challenge was easier than searching for a quick fix on google. The result of the test is very obvious; it’s not. Google is still number one when it comes to dealing with small technical challenges.

This is also my first thumb down review of a gig on fiverr. 

New rule on fiverr of the day: If you don’t deliver on time, you will get thumbs down.

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