Settings »General Settings

The General Settings let you control how your site is displayed, such as the title, tagline, language, and visibility.

To change your site’s general settings:

  1. Go to the General Settings page.
  2. Select your site to open that site’s General settings tab.

Changing your Site Title and Tagline

Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings.

The first setting you will see is Site Title. The Site Title is displayed in the title bar of a web browser and is displayed in the header for most themes. Your Site Title will also appear in the following locations:

  • Admin Bar — blog menu (top left) when viewing your blog
  • Admin Bar — main menu (top right) when viewing the blogs linked to your account
  • My Sites on the home page
  • The sender’s name when your followers receive notifications

Your site title can be anything you’d like; it doesn’t have to be the same as your blog’s URL or your username. You can use a cleaned-up version of your URL (e.g., myawesomeblog07 can become My Awesome Blog), or change it to whatever best reflects your site’s personality and topic. Note: No matter what you change your site’s title to, your address remains the same.

Tagline is next and is a short description or catchy phrase to describe what your blog is about. Some themes will display the tagline in the header or in the sidebar.

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The Language option lets you select the language to use for some of the theme text shown to your blog visitors. If you select an RTL language (for example, Hebrew), then the theme’s layout will mirror itself so that the text can be read properly from right to left.

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The Privacy settings control who can and cannot view your site.

Privacy Settings


More details about these settings can be found on the Privacy Settings support page.

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