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How to Change the “Just Another WordPress Site” Text (Easy)

Does your site have the text “Just another WordPress site” in the header or title bar?

Often beginners don’t know how to change this tagline. But leaving it in place doesn’t look good. Luckily, it’s really easy to change this to something else or even remove it altogether.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change the “just another WordPress site” text, step by step.

Changing the 'Just another WordPress site' tagline text

What is a WordPress Site’s Tagline?

A tagline is a WordPress site’s slogan or description. Many websites use a catchy phrase as their tagline to describe their website and brand.

By default, WordPress uses “Just another WordPress site” for your website’s tagline when you first create a website. Not all themes display the tagline, but many will.

An example of the 'Just another WordPress site' text displaying on a website

You should definitely change this text from the default. In fact, doing so is on our list of the key things you should do after installing WordPress.

Here on WPBeginner, we use “Beginner’s Guide for WordPress” as our tagline. You can see it just below our navigation menu. It’s also in our site’s title tag in your browser.

WPBeginner's tagline shown in the title tag

You don’t have to have a tagline for your site at all.

Your site’s topic or mission might be clear from its domain name.

However, if your domain name isn’t clearly linked to your blogging niche, then adding a catchy tagline could be a good idea.

Method #1: Changing Your Tagline in WordPress’s Settings

The simplest way to change the “Just another WordPress site” tagline is in your WordPress site’s settings.

First, you’ll need to go to your WordPress dashboard. You can normally do this by adding /wp-admin to the end of your website’s domain name.

For instance, if your site is called example.com, then your WordPress dashboard is at example.com/wp-admin.

If you’re not already logged in, then WordPress will prompt you to log in.

Once logged in, you need to go to Settings » General in your dashboard, and you’ll see the tagline field there.

Changing your tagline under Settings - General in WordPress

You can either change the tagline, or remove it entirely by clearing out the box.

Removing the tagline completely in WordPress

For our example, we’re going to use ‘WordPress tips and tricks’ for our example website.

Once you’ve changed that, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Now, you can visit your site and see your new tagline in place:

The new tagline in place on the site

Method #2: Changing Your Tagline in WordPress’s Theme Customizer

You can also change your tagline in the WordPress Theme Customizer.

To do so, go to Appearance » Customize in your WordPress dashboard.

The Appearance - Customize option in WordPress

The main part of your screen shows a preview of your website. Down the left hand side, you have a series of tabs that let you customize different aspects of your website.

The Theme Customizer in WordPress

First, you’ll need to look for a tab labeled Site Identity. This will normally be at or near the top.

The Site Identity tab in the WordPress Theme Customizer

Note: If you can’t see the Site Identity tab, expand other tabs to see if it’s nested under them. For instance, Site Identity is within the Header tab in the Astra theme.

Click on the Site Identity tab to expand it, and you’ll see a box where you can change your tagline.

In the theme we’re using, Button, we also have the option to turn off the display of the site’s title and tagline.

Changing the 'Just another WordPress site' text in the theme customizer

The theme customizer options are determined by the WordPress theme you’re using, so you may see different options here.

Once you’ve changed the tagline to whatever you want to use, click the ‘Publish’ button at the top of the screen.

Publishing your changes after making alterations in the Theme Customizer

Troubleshooting Your Tagline

Normally, changing your tagline goes smoothly. But what if you changed your tagline and the “Just another WordPress site” text is still showing up?

Wrong Tagline on Your Own Site

First, check that you actually saved your changes. Go back to Settings » General and see if your tagline is correct there. If necessary, change it again and click ‘Save Changes’ at the bottom of the page.

If the “Just another WordPress site” text is still appearing on your site itself, then try clearing your cache.

You could also try looking at your site on a different device or in a different browser to see if it’s a browser cache issue.

If the problem still persists, then you need to reach out to your WordPress hosting support for help.

Wrong Tagline on Google

What if the “Just another WordPress site” text is no longer on your website, but it still shows up in a Google search?

The best way to fix this is to with a Google Search Console account.

Simply type your homepage URL into the search bar at the top. Click the magnifying glass or press Enter on your keyboard to run the search.

Search for your homepage URL in Google Search Console

You’ll now see details about the URL. Click the ‘Request Indexing’ link.

Click the Request Indexing link in Google Search Console

Google will then recrawl your page within the next few days, and then it should show the correct tagline, not the “Just Another WordPress Site” text.

Wrong Tagline on Facebook

If the “Just another WordPress site” text is still showing up on your Facebook posts, you may need to clear your Facebook cache. You can do this by going to the Sharing Debugger tool.

Simply enter the URL of your site and click the ‘Debug’ button.

The Facebook Sharing Debugger tool

You should see a section headed ‘When and how we last scraped the URL’. Click the ‘Scrape Again’ button at the top of this section. This should refresh the information that Facebook stores about your site.

Facebook showing when the URL was last scraped, with a 'Scrape Again' button

Your website’s tagline should now display correctly when you share posts on Facebook.

We hope this article helped you learn how to change the “Just another WordPress site” text. If you’re just getting started with blogging, we recommend reading our beginner’s guide to the most common WordPress mistakes to avoid, and our expert pick of the must have WordPress plugins for all websites.

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