Are You Just Another WordPress Blog?

Filed as Features on January 31, 2008 11:16 pm

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I must have been really bored one day. I went through the Blogs of the Day list on and counted 7 out of 100 blogs with the tagline: Just another WordPress.com blog. Not a bad ratio.

I did a search on Google and found 6,490 with the same tagline on WordPress.com.

Looking at self-hosted versions of , Google turned up 12,900, including some articles on how to how to remove “Just Another WordPress Blog” from your WordPress blog.

Last year, on another boring day, the numbers were more than triple that, so people are getting the clue that they need to write a tagline for their blogs.

A tagline is also known as a blog’s subtitle, the words or phrase that describes what your blog is about.

It’s amusing is that some of the top bloggers and businesses using WordPress to run their blogs have not changed their taglines, including FORTUNE: Apple 2.0, FORTUNE: Daily Briefing , and FORTUNE: Big Tech, all very popular blogs run on WordPress.com by CNN.

The problem comes when the WordPress Theme design removes the tagline from the Theme, or buries it beneath a graphic header. Unless it’s visible in the design, people tend to forget it is there.

Changing Your WordPress Blog Tagline

If you are one of those who still has a tagline, or doesn’t know, that reads “Just another WordPress or WordPress.com blog” it’s easy to change.

  1. In the Administration Panels, go to Options > General Options and look for your tagline.
  2. Change it to something that describes your blog’s purpose. Using clear keywords is helpful to the reader and search engines.
  3. Click Update Options.

WordPress tagline - how to change your WordPress blog title tag line

If your WordPress Theme displays the tagline, it should now be updated. If it isn’t visible, turn off your blog’s CSS in your web browser, or go to View > Page Source or Source and look at the source code view of your generated web page. Scroll down or search for your tagline and if your design supports it, you will see it. So will search engines and the visually impaired or disabled using text reader browsers.

Don’t be just another WordPress blog. Be your own blog. :D

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  1. By Aaron B. Hockley posted on January 31, 2008 at 11:49 pm
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    I just bought an appropriate domain for my self-hosted WordPress blog: http://www.anotherblogger.com

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  2. By Ryan Detzel posted on February 1, 2008 at 12:55 am
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    Haha, that’s great…I bet 80% of those are splogs.

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  3. By Chetan posted on February 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm
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    Haha i wonder why people are so lazy, and why do they really think to blog when they don’t find time to change the default title and description too :P

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  4. By Joanne posted on March 3, 2008 at 1:14 am
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    You know… there are people who don’t really care in changing their title and description. What really matters to them is that they have a place to outburst what they feel or to poured out what they are thinking.

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  5. By el chefe posted on May 14, 2008 at 8:38 am
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    Thanks for this article! I got crazy on that “just another wordpress blog”.. :) thx

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  6. By larry posted on June 23, 2008 at 10:57 am
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    Hi thank you all for reminding me to wise up about it

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  7. By LFX posted on November 23, 2008 at 10:16 am
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    Hm, it’s called settings with me, but thanks anyway.

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  8. By Casey Hyer posted on October 28, 2009 at 2:06 am
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    Great post! It actually took me days to figure this out. I don’t know why because its just right there.

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  9. By Jacob William posted on October 29, 2009 at 6:20 am
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    Great post. I love wordpress. WordPress can be used for basic content management.
    Awesome Blogging Script is its winning secret.

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  10. By wdsy posted on November 7, 2009 at 11:23 am
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    Some high profile companies there, with the standard tag line, v funny
    thanks

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  11. By Bill posted on December 18, 2009 at 1:20 am
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    I find that so funny.. Every time I read that on blog that’s highly visited.

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  12. By ugurturker posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:27 am
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    so thanks, i spent whole night how i can get rid of that trouble… thanks a lot againn…

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