I'm not sure if this setting is handled in my wordpress installation or by Feedburner but right now my feedburner feed is displaying the feedburner favicon. How can I set it to use my blogs favicon?

  • Displaying where exactly? I don't think favicon is part of RSS specification at all.
    – Rarst
    Dec 8, 2010 at 20:06
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    This is not a WordPress question. Feedburner is a third party application and is not even locally hosted. Dec 8, 2010 at 23:12
  • @John - I realize that it's not locally hosted but it populates the feeds with information from Wordpress so it followed that it would also pull the favicon from some setting in wordpress.
    – matt
    Dec 9, 2010 at 0:27
  • @Rarst - For one, on my feedburner feed site. Two, there are a number of places that pull feeds and display them along with their favicon. For example portfo.li for some reason is displaying the Feedburner favicon for my site dispite showing the correct one for other sites that are also using Feedburner. If the favicon is not part of the RSS specs at all then it's apparently not a wp issue.
    – matt
    Dec 9, 2010 at 0:29

2 Answers 2


As @Rarst pointed out, there is no implementation of a favicon in the RSS spec (although there does seem to be one for Atom).

Feedburner (and other readers) rely on the de-facto standard that the favicon exists at the website root;


Some clients may also try .png or .gif, but your safest bet is the standard .ico.


The problem is that Feedburner looks for a favicon in a directory that doesn't exist. Wordpress is simply using the blog name as an alias.

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