We are using sitecore 9.0 and SXA 1.8.1

We want to add a favicon for our site.

There is an option available in the path /sitecore/content/Tenant/Site/Settings to upload the favicon, but when I try to upload it by selecting the item from the media library, it says:

The selected item does not contain an image.

The type of image I am trying to select has an extension .ico. Please let us know if anything is missing.

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Did you add ico as a mediatype for Sitecore? You could add it with a patch like this:

<configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/" xmlns:env="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/env/">
        <mediaType name="icon" extensions="ico">

This should make Sitecore recognize ico files and solve the issue.

  • Thank you it worked !! Sep 24, 2019 at 11:31
  • Good one. Thank you for the patch. Mar 12, 2020 at 0:15
  • This helped me as well. Thanks! Oct 28, 2020 at 16:34

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