I did a search on Google and found 6,490 with the same tagline on WordPress.com.
Looking at self-hosted versions of WordPress, 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.
- In the Administration Panels, go to Options > General Options and look for your tagline.
- Change it to something that describes your blog’s purpose. Using clear keywords is helpful to the reader and search engines.
- Click Update Options.
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
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.