Having the WordPress site’s default tagline may be catchy for the company, but it often looks unprofessional to WordPress website owners operating a specific brand with the platform. If you’re using a WordPress version before 6.1, you’re most likely going to have it by default on any site you create.
For beginner WordPress users, removing this tagline can sometimes be a challenge, but we’ll be helping with solutions in this article. In subsequent writing, we’ll be giving you a step-by-step guide on different methods on how to change “Just another WordPress site”
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Method #1: Changing Tagline in WordPress Settings
One of the simplest and quickest ways to change your website’s tagline is through the WordPress dashboard. Follow these steps:
- First, Log in right to your WordPress administrative dashboard.
- Next, Navigate to “Settings” and then “General.”
- Find the “Tagline” field from the menu area and click on it.
- Adjust the tagline to something else that suits your brand or message.
- If necessary, you can also add a URL to the text.
Click “Save Changes” to ensure your new tagline is applied to your website.
Method #2: Changing WordPress Tagline with Site Editor
If you work with the Block Theme, you can change the tagline with the Site Editor by navigating through Appearance >> Editor. On the text page, you should see the option “Edit tagline text”, click on it, and make our edit as you see fit. If for any reason you don’t see the edit tagline option right away, you may want to browse the templates to locate the Site Tagline Block.
Alternatively, you can decide to remove it altogether by clicking on the option button
(the three dots) then navigating to “Remove Site Tagline.” When done, ensure you click on “Save” so that your changes will be effected.
Method #3: Change WordPress Tagline with Theme Customizer
To use the WordPress theme customizer to change your tagline, on your dashboard, simply navigate through Appearance >> Customize >> Site Identity. Now you should see the option of “Just another WordPress Site” on the right side, Click on the pencil close to it, and edit the Tagline to something else of your choice.
Just another WordPress site still Showing Google Search: How to Fix
There are some times when you may have successfully changed your tagline, but it still isn’t changed by Google search when your site is being previewed. To fix this, you’ll want to go to your Google Search Console account.
Enter your website’s URL and search, when the result shows the details of your site, click on ‘Request Indexing.’ Your website will be recrawled in the next few days and the new tagline will be reflected.
In conclusion, changing the default WordPress site tagline is a simple process that can help you create a more professional and customized online presence.
Whether you choose to do it through WordPress settings, the site editor, or the theme customizer, updating your tagline is a small but significant step toward making your website uniquely yours. Also, it is important to ensure that search engines like Google reflect your changes, this will further enhance your site’s visibility and branding.