Adding iOS Icons for Bookmarks

Since newer PHP Melody themes such as the Echo theme are responsive you might want to add your own app-like icon for iOS devices.

That’s because when bookmarked, your site will have a nice little icon on the user’s screen; just like a native app.

Pro tip: You can create the required icons from your own logo:

Your default icon should be 57x57px. But iPad and Retina devices need to provide more sizes. iPad requires icons with the size of 72x72px, while Retina devices need icons with 114x114px size.

Once you have the icons you need to edit your PHP Melody theme header.

/templates/[current theme]/header.tpl


<link rel="shortcut icon" href="{$smarty.const._URL}/templates/{$smarty.const._TPLFOLDER}/img/favicon.ico">

After, add:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>

How to Add a New Link In the Header Menu

Including a new link into your PHP Melody header menu (see image) is very easy.

All you have to do is open the template file responsible for the header and include the HTML for your new link.

In the following example we’re going to include a new link, named ‘Special Link‘ which points to Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open your /templates/[current theme folder]/header.tpl file with a plain-text editor.
  2. Search for the following code:
    {if $smarty.const._MOD_ARTICLE == 1}
  3. Add your new link right after the closing {/if} like so:
    <li><a href="" class="wide-nav-link">Special Link</a></li>

Here’s how the code should look:


That’s it. Upload the updated header.tpl file back to your PHP Melody installation and the new link will appear in the header menu.