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Was there a technical reason why this has not been standardized? I am curious as to why SVG support has not already been added.

SVG has been around for 20 years (technically, 19 years, 20 this September). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics It became a browser standard 10 years ago (since 2011) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics#Native_browser_support I am surprised to learn even discontinued Internet Explorer 9 - 11 all supported SVG.

Or was this an oversight? 🤔




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SVGs are definitely great for logos and non-complex images, they scale nicely being vector images although they can add a lot of bloat to a page but fortunately they're cachable. Something that came to mind, I'm not sure what if any protection is in place within IPS for non-IPS provided/third party uploaded SVGs. You need to be careful and make sure that they’re sanitized to stop SVG/XML vulnerabilities affecting your site.

There's a good library available here that can help to avoid opening up security holes by allowing uploads of unsanitised files, it's used by some highly rated SVG Wordpress plugins:


Just something to be mindful of. 🙂

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On 1/6/2022 at 1:06 PM, Jim M said:

SVG is not supported yet for a theme logo. Some of the icons, depending on the manifest specification from the provider, allow it but others do not so we only allow it where that is possible.

There's a feature suggestion here that you're welcome to add on to with your comments: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/461372-svg-for-logos-and-icons-and-webp-for-images/


Is .webp currently supported for logos? Unless I am mistaken, within the ACP, I only see an option within "Posting" to set images upload extensions but I see no other abilities to set extensions throughout the site. Am I missing where I can enable this?

When I try to upload a .webp logo, I get the error:


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