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Website Launch Checklist

Did you know that some settings on your Wix website are available only with the premium plan, so you have to go live to be able to configure them? That's probably why they often remain untouched. They aren’t crucial and you can easily go without them (many do) – but these are the very settings which make your website look professional, completing the picture.

To help you make sure that your site is really ready to welcome new users, I’ve gathered a checklist of the least obvious settings!

1. Favicon

The “favicon” (from “FAVouriteICON”) is a small image displayed next to the name of a website in browser title bars or bookmark lists. The standard size for a favicon is 16 x 16 pixels – it’s a tiny but very important element that plays a big role in usability, identification and branding. Despite the accepted standard size, we recommend publishing a larger image (minimum 48 x 48 pixels). You don't need it to be this exact resolution, but the image must be a square shape. The preferred file format for the favicon is PNG, as it supports a transparent background and will be displayed correctly by almost all browsers.

Set up favicon Wix

If your logo doesn't have any separate graphic detail (which is a perfect option for a favicon), you need to come up with it. Using a full logo or a detailed image is not recommended, as it won't be legible at a small size. We always create a favicon in our branding packages (this is responsive logo design). You can upload a favicon to your Wix website in the dashboard settings.