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How to set favicon.ico properly on vue.js webpack project?

Check out the Project Structure of webpack template:

Note that there is a static folder, along with node_modules, src, etc.

If you put some image into the static folder, like favicon.png, it will be made available at http://localhost:8080/static/favicon.png

Here is the documentation for static assets:

For your favicon issue, you can put a favicon.ico or favicon.png into the static folder and refer in the <head> of your index.html as follows:

<head>    <meta charset="utf-8">    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="/static/favicon.png"/>    <title>My Vue.js app</title>    ...</head>

If you do not define a favicon.ico in your index.html, then the browser will request for a favicon from the website root (default behaviour). If you specify a favicon as above, you will not see that 404 anymore. The favicon will also start showing up in your browser tabs.

As a side note, here is the reason why I prefer PNG instead of ICO file:

favicon.png vs favicon.ico - why should I use PNG instead of ICO?

For some reason, the above solutions did not work for me before converting the default favicon.ico file to favicon.png and renaming it to favicon-xyz.png e.g. (I have put this file in /public folder) and edited the index.html file as follows:

<head>    <meta charset="utf-8">    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">    <link rel="icon" href="<%= BASE_URL %>favicon-xyz.png">    .    .    .</head>

Might be useful for someone.

Little update for Laravel 5/6/7/8, place your favicon.ico or favicon.png into the /public folder and refer to it in your index.html like this:

<head>    <meta charset="utf-8">    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="/favicon.png"/>    <title>My Vue.js app</title>    ...</head>

Hope it helps !