Windows 8: How to add/pin your website tile to start menu (meta tags)

 Overview

You will learn how to add necessary META your website as a tile to support windows 8 tile start menu pin using IE 10. Just like windows 8 application do!.

Instructions

With the new windows 8 metro interface your can now add META to your web-site <HEAD> to enable PIN to start menu of your webside using IE 10.

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<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#123456"/>
<meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="your_logo.png"/>
  • First Meta, msapplication-TileColor is the Tile background color. you can use any Hex Color generator.
  • Second Meta, msapplication-TileImage is link to a .png file contains your logo to display inside the Tile. if missing, Windows 8 will use the favicon.
  • Must be inside the <head></head> tags

Note: Tiles come in one size: 144×144 pixels,
the required type is PNG 32bit (PNG 24bit save to web in Adobe Photoshop).

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You can also Connect your website to your Windows Store app (Windows) at MSDN

 

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If you are using WordPress you can use our custom WordPress plugin here.

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