How to change, remove the default Site Description, “Just another WordPress site” or “Just another WordPress blog” of WordPress from older version until the newest version. These texts are usually next to blog’s title in your header.
This tutorial is going to help you if you want to change or even remove default site’s description that displayed next to your blog’s title by many ways, depends on the version of WP you are using.
If you are using more recent version, it is very easy, if not, you can do that by hiding it with css code. I will show you all the methods, so read along 🙂
I strongly recommend that it should not be deleted.
Site or blog’s description is very important to explain what your blog is about in search engines result page.
If you are using Twenty Ten theme, this site description can be a little bit annoying because it shows your blog’s description in the top right of your header.
So here are the tutorials how to change that site description and hide it from your header. If you want to rename “Home” in Twenty Ten, check this out.
Settings – General – Tagline
How to change “Just another WordPress site” (this will work in any WordPress websites with any versions, even if you use wordpress.com):
1. Login to your dashboard. yourblog.com/wp-admin.
2. Look for Settings and then “General”.
3. Then you will see, General settings page, and tagline. Type in what is your blog about, put some keywords in it.
4. Click “save changes”
For WordPress 3.4 or Newer Users
Apart of above method, you can also use your Customizer.
After WordPress 3.4 was released, “Theme Customizer” was introduced, and it is very easy since then to edit or change this text.
While you are logged in to your dashboard, either you can go to Appearance → Customize.
Or if you are in the front-end and logged in, you’ll see “Customize” button on your admin toolbar.
Click that to open your Customizer. Then you should see your Customizer options, click on Site Identity.
In “Site Identity” look for Tagline (see the red framed section on the screenshot below). Edit or Change this text for your preference. Even, in WP 4.7 version or newer, you can click the blue pencil icon to edit your Tagline quickly.
In case, you don’t like to show it, you can uncheck the “Display Site Title and Tagline” box.
I show people how to use the Site Identity and other options in WP 2017 theme with this YouTube tutorial on how to use Twenty Seventeen step by step.
If You Use Self-hosted WordPress.org with older version than 3.4
WordPress Customizer was introduced since WordPress 3.4 was released. If you are still use older versions than 3.4 then this is the step. I am using Twenty Ten theme for this tutorial.
Now if you want to hide that “Just another WordPress site” or your custom site description, get rid of it by following these steps:
1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance and then Editor. Make sure you have Twenty Ten Child active. Download or follow the steps how to create one in this post.
2. Make sure on the top, where it says, “Select theme to edit” has “Twenty Ten Child”. Look for style.css
3. Add this following code:
/* Hide Just Another WordPress site text on Twenty Ten*/
4. Click “update files“.
Now you should be able to get rid of this “Just Another WordPress Site” Text in the older versions of WordPress, updating the older version to newest version of WordPress after backup is recommended still.