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My Own Apple Touch Icon wont' show, only generic one

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Post by easyarne on October 18th 2015, 4:30 pm

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Description of problem

Read the Tutorial Apple Touch Icon

Created by own icon, put on my c drive/root directory (is that correct?), in a folder called apple-touch-icon-precomposed

In that folder is a png image (12K) called easyarneicon

I inserted at Admin panel>> Display>> Templates>> General>> overall_header…after last line:
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="/LINK_easyarneicon">
instead of the tutorial’s <link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="/LINK_ICONA">

I can get a generic icon – thank you – but would like my icon called easyarne.
What am I doing wrong?

Lastly, I believe I am on PHPBB2 forum, if I am incorrect, please let me know & I will change profile...I did look at the help and was stumped as I have a home button.
Newbie here, so trying to get it right.

Thanks in Advance.

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Post by brandon_g on October 18th 2015, 4:32 pm

Hello,

Which tutorial are you reffering to?

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Post by easyarne on October 18th 2015, 4:38 pm


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Post by SLGray on October 18th 2015, 6:08 pm

<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="/LINK_easyarneicon">
Does the link exactly have the word LINK in it?

Also did you publish the template?


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Post by easyarne on October 18th 2015, 6:16 pm

I have done with and without "LINK"...just put link back in, in case you look at.
Still doesn't show my own icon, only generic icon.
I do publish each time I make a change.

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Post by SLGray on October 18th 2015, 6:21 pm

Ok.  After reading your post again, you need to upload the image to an image hosting site.


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Post by easyarne on October 18th 2015, 6:42 pm

How do I upload an image to hosting site?
Newbie here, bear w/me.
I tried pic management, forum main logo, upload a pic, browsed to find, but then there was no "host" button. But I did save. Went back to Templates general and refreshed/published again...still generic icon, not mine.

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Post by brandon_g on October 18th 2015, 6:46 pm

You can use the one that comes built in to every forumotion forum, servimg. If you go to pics management (advanced mode) you will see an upload button, copy and paste the link it gives you where it is needed.

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Post by easyarne on October 18th 2015, 6:54 pm

Brandon
Where is the 'link needed' to be there for an apple icon, i.e.I don't believe it is a "background picture' and I cant figure out which area to pick.

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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 2:27 am

Can we discuss this more, i.e.

Where is the 'link needed' to be there for an apple icon, i.e. I don't believe it is a "background picture' and I cant figure out which area to pick.

Or is it a favicon I am looking for? I've been trying to figure this out...just want my icon to show on the app, not a generic icon.
Thanks in advance



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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 3:46 am

I have you uploaded your image to an image hosting site?  If yes, they give you different links to use.


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 3:52 am

Image was uploaded, now what do I do?

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 4:00 am

Now look for a link like the one below by the image you uploaded.
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http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/18/51/81/51/image-11.png


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 4:02 am

I have that link, now where do I put it in forum?

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 4:12 am

In the code from here:  http://help.forumotion.com/t140924-tutorial-apple-touch-icon-how-does-it-work#959248 .
Code:
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="LINK_ICONA" />

Replace LINK_ICONA with the image's URL.


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 4:22 am

<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/19/34/14/42/easyar10.png" />

replaced LINK as above, published, and still generic icon??? quotes OK, and spaces? thanks so much.

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 4:26 am

Clear your browser on your mobile device and check again.


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 4:33 am

cleared browser, No luck.. cleared on ipad, no luck. tried on iphone 5 (that has yet to access forum) no luck.

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 4:38 am

Please post a screenshot of what you see on your mobile device.


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 4:50 am

ugh, have it in a picture file on my computer, how do I get it here. ie insert an image? "host an image did nothing. I'm so sorry.

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 5:06 am

Are you using the classic version on your mobile device?


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 5:12 am

I was, so just did mobile, still no luck...and cleared browser again.

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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 5:14 am

should this be a favicon instead? obviously im not technical, but something I ran across yesterday while trying, but didn't dare touch that.

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 5:15 am

Did you save the changes in the template and then publish the modified template?


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 5:19 am

yes

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 5:20 am

Post the modified template with the code tags.


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 5:25 am

<td valign="top" width="100%">
<!-- BEGIN html_validation -->
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
<!-- END html_validation -->
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" href="http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/19/34/14/42/easyar10.png" />


I only inserted last line.
and to be sure, this is the: right spot:
overall_header /Top of the page/ Default/ Value/ Published /Modify/Delete

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Post by SLGray on October 22nd 2015, 5:27 am

Did you press the button for the menu to add the icon your phone?


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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 5:38 am

That is what I am doing and the issue here, It is giving me a generic icon/screenshot of the forum. I would like the icon to be the one I created and uploaded.

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Post by easyarne on October 22nd 2015, 6:04 am

Can we continue this tomorrow nite. need to end my day here.
I very much appreciate all your help and patience. Goodnight.

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