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HTML metatags being output

Responsive Favicons

This module adds the favicons generated by to your site. The responsive name comes from the fact that many devices are catered for including iPhone, Android, iPad, other tablets and desktops.

This module can prove to be really useful in Drupal multisite setups where you do not want to pollute the base of the docroot with loads of icons that pertain to only a single site. This module allows you to store per site variations of the icons, in each site's respective public files directory.


Installation and configuration

  1. Generate the favicons and the HTML code on
    • You will need a 260x260px PNG file with appropriate transparency already created. Smaller files can be uploaded but these will produce inferior results.
    • When asked for the "path" in select "I will place favicon files (favicon.ico, apple-touch-icon.png, etc.) at the root of my web site. Recommended." - this is because Drupal will rewrite the URLs based on your configuration of the module for you.
  2. Install Responsive Favicons module as you install a contributed Drupal module. See
  3. Go to /admin/config/user-interface/responsive_favicons to configure the module.
    • Here you will need to paste in the HTML provided by and upload the zip file they provided you with.
  4. [optional] You can also allow this module to take over common paths like:
    • favicon.ico
    • apple-touch-icon.png
    • apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png
    • browserconfig.xml

    In order to do this you need to:

    1. Comment out the line

      #RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico
      in the Drupal root .htaccess file.
    2. Alter the fast 404 syntax (see the README for the Drupal version specific to your site for the full details.

You site will now output the required metadata for the favicons to work. You can
always check the status report page to find out if your site has been correctly

Note. The 'favicon' module duplicates some of the functionality of responsive
favicons, so it is preferred that you only install one of the two modules.

Can I have a video telling me how to do the above

Sure, I made a 5 minute screencast on how to do install and configure the module.

Further reading

This entire module was spawned from a blog post on the topic located at

Drupal 8

There is a stable release out now. If you find issues, please submit an issue in the issue queue.

Supporting organizations: 
Initial module development sponsorship
Sponsored development time

Project information