[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47398: Remove wp_favicon_request

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Tue Feb 25 15:26:37 UTC 2020

#47398: Remove wp_favicon_request
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp                     |       Owner:
                                               |  SergeyBiryukov
     Type:  enhancement                        |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal                             |   Milestone:  5.4
Component:  Bootstrap/Load                     |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                             |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  has-patch seo commit has-dev-note  |     Focuses:

Comment (by keepmovingdk):

 Replying to @SergeyBiryukov:

 Thank you for elaborating and for sharing your thoughts.

 From my own perspective I'm proud to use WordPress as a platform, and I do
 realize that it's easy for people with even a tiny bit of technical
 insight to see that a site has been implemented using WordPress.

 But I think that exposing the WP logo as favicon is taking it too far.
 Because it becomes *very* visible.

 I would be less concerned if it only affected new installations. Because
 people then would have a chance to notice the favicon while building the
 website - and then finding out how to replace it if they don't like it.
 But this change will affect all sites upgraded to WP 5.4 (and in such
 situations, the developer and/or site owner might not immediately be

 And yes, I do realize that only a very small number of company websites
 don't have a favicon.

 BTW, what is the recommended, minimal amount of code to add a hook for
 outputting the current blank favicon if there is no site icon? My guess is
 that it would be to hook into 'do_faviconico' and redirect to the blank
 favicon. Does that sound correct to you?

 Thanks again.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47398#comment:26>
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