How can I get a favicon to show up in my django app?

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I just want to drop the favicon.ico in my staticfiles directory and then have it show up in my app.

How can I accomplish this?

I have placed the favicon.ico file in my staticfiles directory, but it doesn't show up and I see this in my log:

127.0.0.1 - - [21/Feb/2014 10:10:53] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 404 -

If I go to http://localhost:8000/static/favicon.ico, I can see the favicon.

This question is tagged with django favicon

~ Asked on 2014-02-21 15:09:56

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If you have a base or header template that's included everywhere why not include the favicon there with basic HTML?

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="{% static 'favicon.ico' %}"/>

~ Answered on 2014-02-21 15:13:12


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One lightweight trick is to make a redirect in your urls.py file, e.g. add a view like so:

from django.views.generic.base import RedirectView

favicon_view = RedirectView.as_view(url='/static/favicon.ico', permanent=True)

urlpatterns = [
    ...
    re_path(r'^favicon\.ico$', favicon_view),
    ...
]

This works well as an easy trick for getting favicons working when you don't really have other static content to host.

~ Answered on 2014-02-21 15:21:46


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