WordPress 4.3 Billie Adds Site Icons

WordPress 4.3 “Billie”, named in honour of jazz singer Billie Holiday, adds a few things here and there, but it’s the site icon that I like most.

Remember we have to manually add a favicon.ico file to the root directory, or use a third party WordPress plugin? No more such hassle! Now you can sit back and simply pick an image from your media library (or upload a new one) of at least 512 pixels wide and tall, and boom! you’ve got yourself a site icon.

More importantly, it also doubles as an app icon, which shows up nice and neat when you add your website to home screen on a smartphone or tablet, and forget about those stupid links in your head tags. Isn’t that lovely?