Some of search engines (yandex in my case) want me to output favicon with type image/x-icon.

But drupal 7 outputs it without this type. How could i override this through template.php or any other suggestion? Thanks!


The following code in your template.php should do the job.

function MYTHEME_preprocess_html(&$variables) {
  $favicon = theme_get_setting('favicon');
  $type = 'image/x-icon';
  drupal_add_html_head_link(array('rel' => 'shortcut icon', 'href' => drupal_strip_dangerous_protocols($favicon), 'type' => $type));

Change image/type to image/x-icon

  • Unfortunately it did nothing to the output of the favicon (i did cleared the cash). Thanks – Rootical V. May 16 '12 at 9:57
  • I've just tested it and it works fine for me. You have change MYTHEME to the name of your theme, yes? – Chapabu May 16 '12 at 10:09
  • Yes of course i did.. – Rootical V. May 16 '12 at 10:11
  • Hmm...you might want to try clearing your cache a couple more times, and the browser cache - the code definitely works. What sub-theme are you using? – Chapabu May 16 '12 at 10:15
  • I am using selfbuilt html5 theme. Ok thank you for the answer i`ll be hoping it will change someday ) – Rootical V. May 16 '12 at 10:26

To alter or remove the favicon URL Drupal 7 points to by default (not just add another favicon link) try this:

function YOURTHEME_html_head_alter(&$head_elements)
  // Search the head elements for the Favicon
  foreach ($head_elements as $key => $element) {
    if (!empty($element['#attributes'])) {
      if (array_key_exists('href', $element['#attributes'])) {
        if (strpos($element['#attributes']['href'], 'misc/favicon.ico') > 0) 
          // Change the URL
          $head_elements[$key]['#attributes']['href'] = '/'.drupal_get_path('theme', 'YOURTHEME').'/path/to/favicon.ico';

          // Or, delete the favicon link entirely

Another Simple Solution to this problem would be using a contributed module https://drupal.org/project/favicon.

Using this module, you can avoid getting 404 on those browsers which make a call to <>/favicon.ico to retrieve sites fav ICON. This behavior will cause a 404 Entry to show up in drupal logs.


In Drupal 8 you could use the following to remove the Icon Link (Don't remove the favicon.ico itself) as a Link is depreciated.

in the file: themes/YOUR_THEME/YOUR_THEME.theme

 * Implements template_preprocess_html().
 * Search the head elements for the Favicon and remove it.
 * See: http://realfavicongenerator.net/faq#why_ico_not_declared.
function YOUR_THEME_page_attachments_alter(&$page) {
  foreach ($page['#attached'] as $key => $element) {
    if ($key === 'html_head_link' && !empty($element)) {
      foreach ($element as $k => $item) {
        if (isset($item[0]['rel']) && $item[0]['rel'] === 'shortcut icon') {
  • What would you recommend to add all the different favicon-files to Drupal? Just putting them in the html.html.twig or is there a better way? – Ideogram Jun 30 '17 at 7:50
  • 1
    You may have a look on Drupal Metatag module. Personally I mostly ended up adding icons to html.html.twig, as the are static part of the theme. – digitaldonkey Jun 30 '17 at 12:54

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