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Favicon notification count

Im looking for a plugin that shows the notification count in the favicon. I think this is a really good feature to have for a forum.

Currently im running a view webshops that show the amount of products in the cart and i also installed a gmail 'addon' that shows the unread count, so i know it possible.

Any ideas someone?


  • R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    A simple js way would be to include a library like and use a script like that:

    $(function() {  
       var notificationCount = $('ul#Menu li.UserNotifications > a > span').text();
       var favicon=new Favico({

    But it would be much nicer to include that (great idea by the way) as a php plugin

  • Hey! thanks for the tip i forgot about favico.js but it works now. Only problem is the notification on the website don't check live only when you refresh. Is there a option

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    You can get the current count of notifications for a user with the following PHP code:

    $Session = Gdn::Session();
    $NotificationCount = $Session->User->CountNotifications;

    Get that code executed however often you want and update your favicon. I would suggest making it a plugin. Hooking into the inform notifications method would be a good idea.

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