When visitors arrive your website, the first thing that they will see are site title and tagline. So it is important to make sure that site title and tagline are correct. In this tutorial, I will take you through how to change site title and tagline in WordPress.

Let’ take a look at how to change site title and tagline from Appearance and Settings.

Change WordPress site title and tagline from Appearance

The first thing you need to do is to log in your website. Then go to Appearence > Customize option.

visit Appearence and Customize option in WordPress dashboard

Once clicking Customize option, you are taken to next page,then please click Site Identity option at the left side navigation menu.

Click Site Identity option to next page

Next, you can edit site title and tagline on Site Identity page. At last, don’t forget to click Publish button to save changes.

Edit site title and tagline on site identity page

Change WordPress site title and tagline from Settings

At first, you need to go to WordPress admin dashsboard and visit Settings > General option.

Visit Settings and General suboption in WordPress dashboard

After clicking General option, General settings page appears and you find that site title and tagline are available to edit on this page. When you are done, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click Save Changes button.

Edit site title and tagline on General settings page

That’s it. You have successfully changed your WordPress site title and tagline.

Conclusion

Method one needs a few more steps, but you can instantly preview the changes from the right side of screen once published. Method two needs fewer steps, however, you need to open the site in the new tab for checking the changes.

To change site title and tagline is recommended for a brand new website. For an already running site, these kind of changes will confuse and mislead your visitors. Moreover, it will hurt your site traffic and trust.

I hope this guide helped you learn how to change WordPress site title and tagline. You may also want to see our guide on how to create 301 redirects in WordPress.


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