Tagline & Meta in your Blog

Play with your Tagline

This is a note for WordPress bloggers: Most WordPress themes allow you to display a Tagline (a subtitle). The tagline can explain your blog’s title or tell your readers a bit more about your blog. The fun thing about the tagline, is that you can change it whenever you want to experiment with the feel of your blog name without changing the actual name of your blog.

Some folks are unaware of the TagLine and thus their site only shows the boring default provided by WordPress :

Just Another WordPress.com Site“.  (yawn!)

So give it a try (if you haven’t). Here is how to play with your tagline:

  1. Go to your dashboard
  2. Look down the left column and choose “Settings/General”
  3. The second field you see is the “Tagline” field: type in there

Get Meta off your Blog

Also, many folks don’t realize that WordPress pollutes your columns with another default called “Meta: WordPress Controls”. It puts links in your column that neither you nor your readers use — junk.

Here is how to get rid of them:

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Go down to Appearance and choose “Widgets”
  3. In the right column you will see “Meta: WordPress Controls” – click it and choose “delete”. Either that, or click and drag it back into the left column called “Inactive Widgets”


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2 responses to “Tagline & Meta in your Blog

  1. Welcome back! I took an (unexpected) blogging break, too. I’m glad you didn’t start your blog by writing about not blogging, LOL. Life happens. Another great WordPress tip is the WPTouch mobile theme. Now Jetpack has a mobile theme as well. Some blogs, like sciencebasedmedicine.com, are so easy to read on my iPhone that I specifically go to them on that platform.

  2. Hi Kevin.
    BTW, the correct url is a .org :
    I agree with you, it is a great site, so I wanted to make sure readers had the link.

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