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So I want to  add a favicon to my school's website because all it shows is this blank page icon. I've been trying to find tutorials but it keeps saying to upload to the root directory and I don't know what that is. I was hoping there is a simple explanation on how to add it.

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It's hard to say what the root directory is if we do not know what type of server or hosting you have. The root directory can be a public_html folder that has everything in it. It could be a www folder that has everything in it. You just create a picture (64x64 and then scale it down to 16x16) and name it favicon.ico

Here is ours favicon.ico

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Take what Dave said and you should be able to do it. X-Icon Editor can help you to edit and upload your image. There are already sized slots which you can use so it is faster. Once you are done export it to ICO file. It is the most used file format, I think it will be helpful. On their site, there is a description of the steps you should take that might be helpful as well. You should name your pic favicon.ico, as Dave already said so that the browser will be able to find it. After that just go to the site and just drop it into the root of the website. Hopefully, it will work.

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There's just one problem; I don't know how to drop it into the root of the site. I'm not that great with coding and such so an explanation or link to an explanation of how to drop it into the root would be greatly appreciated.

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Do you know what kind of server your site is running on? Who your provider is (Hostgator, Bluehost, GoDaddy, etc...)? If you had a control panel you can log into, you can usually upload the file that way. Or of you have access to the admin username and password you can use an FTP program (like FileZilla) to upload files. I just am not sure what to tell you not knowing what system you are running on. If you can provide more details, I might be able to point you in the right direction. 

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if it helps the website says secure, https, and then the name no www.5a031940689ed_WestminsterChristianSchool-GoogleChrome11_6_20179_57_34AM_LI.jpg.20ee535330e4f7f10848c3450ade8beb.jpg

And i am not an admin for this website I am a student who would like to get rid of the blank page as the icon

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I see. Unfortunately, you will need access to the root directory where the files and directories live. You have to upload the favicon to the directory, but if you do not have access that will be impossible. It is a good idea to do this--maybe suggest it to the people that run the site. 

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