Updating favicon

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i'm trying to update the favicon for the admin UI without any luck - i'm probably just missing something obvious (have tried following the docs for white labeling on the payload website).

in my


file I have added this line:

app.use('/assets', express.static(path.resolve(__dirname, './assets')));

and added an import for 'path' from 'path'.

in my payload.config I have added this meta-block to the admin object:

meta: {
  titleSuffix: '- Name for CMS',
  favicon: '/assets/favicon.svg'

The guide says I need to create a folder named 'assets' and put my images in there. It does however not specify where to put this folder - I have tried both in the root of the directory, and withing the


folder - both resulting in a 404 error trying to fetch the image.

  • default discord avatar
    4 weeks ago

    If you are using standalone payload app then this should do the job assuming you have assets folder in root of project.

    app.use('/assets', express.static(path.resolve('assets')));
  • default discord avatar
    4 weeks ago

    this does not work in my application


    I've got my 'assets'-folder at the root of my project, outside of the 'src'-folder.

    My admin.meta looks like this:

    meta: {
                titleSuffix: '- Site Name CMS',
                favicon: '/assets/favicon.svg'

    And my server.ts har this line:

    app.use('/assets', express.static(path.resolve('assets')));

    In the browser I get a 404 error for the favicon, but if I visit the URL its trying to fetch from myself I can see the favicon just fine

    looks like it might have been a cache issue, resolved itself after a few more refreshes. thanks for the help :)

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