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In this video you will see how to fix 404 errors being generated by apple-touch-icon.png files. This method will also fix 404 errors being generated by files named:

apple-touch-icon-57x57.png

apple-touch-icon-72x72.png

apple-touch-icon-76x76.png

apple-touch-icon-114x114.png

apple-touch-icon-120x120.png

apple-touch-icon-144x144.png

apple-touch-icon-152x152.png

apple-touch-icon-180x180.png

 

 

00:00 - Introduction and Sponsor Message

00:32 - Identifying 404 Errors for Apple Touch Icons

01:03 - Using a SEO tool to find missing files

02:08 - Explanation of Apple Touch Icons and their purpose

02:51 - Importance of creating and uploading Apple Touch Icons

03:17 - Using iconifier.net to generate required icon files

04:51 - Downloading and extracting icon files

05:27 - Uploading icons to web hosting file space

06:07 - Using cPanel to manage file uploads

07:18 - Pro tip: Placing favicon.ico in template folders

08:15 - Special consideration for Joomla websites

09:35 - Handling Apple Touch Icon pre-composed versions

10:16 - Conclusion and Final Remarks

 

Summary

 

Tim Davis explains how to resolve 404 errors related to missing Apple Touch Icons on Joomla websites.

He introduces the issue and its impact on SEO and user experience.

Using a SEO tool like Weebler, he identifies specific missing files including various Apple Touch Icons.

Tim clarifies that these icons are used by Apple devices and browsers like Safari to display site icons.

To fix the issue, he recommends generating these icons using iconifier.net, a free service by webalicious.com.

After generating the icons, he demonstrates how to download and extract them into a folder on the local machine.

Tim then guides viewers through uploading these icons to their web hosting using cPanel's file manager.

He provides a pro tip about placing the favicon.ico file in template folders to ensure comprehensive icon coverage.

For Joomla users, he advises duplicating icons for different templates to cover all instances.

Finally, he concludes with reminders to subscribe, like the video, and stay updated with Joomla tips.

This tutorial effectively guides Joomla administrators through the process of resolving specific 404 errors related to Apple Touch Icons, ensuring better site performance and user experience on Apple devices.

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