Sometimes you don't have a
favicon.ico or it's not in your
404s in your debug output.
Here's how you can serve up a hard coded icon (or any file really) directly from django.
I got this transparent icon from transparent-favicon.info
wget http://transparent-favicon.info/favicon.ico base64 favicon.ico
I put this in my main project
urls.py but feel free to put wherever.
# project/urls.py def favicon(request): from textwrap import dedent from django.http import HttpResponse import base64 icon = """\ AAABAAEAEBACAAEAAQCwAAAAFgAAACgAAAAQAAAAIAAAAAEAAQAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAA////AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD//wAA//8AAP//AAD//wAA//8AAP//AAD//wAA//8AAP//AAD/ /wAA//8AAP//AAD//wAA//8AAP//AAD//wAA""" icon = dedent(icon) icon = base64.b64decode(icon) return HttpResponse(icon, content_type="image/x-icon") urlpatterns += [ url(r'^favicon.ico', favicon, name='favicon'), ]