The blog addresses we choose don’t always align with what we’d like our blog’s actual title to be — but just because your address is janesmith733.wordpress.com doesn’t mean your blog’s title has to be janesmith733. Give your blog a shot of personality and let readers know what they’re in for by tweaking your title and tagline.
Your blog’s address will always be the one you initially registered.* Your title and tagline — what appears in the header of the site itself — can be anything you want. Your address may be myawesomeblog.wordpress.com, but your blog’s title can be My Awesome Blog, Jim’s Awesome Blog, Jim’s Awesome Blog About Widgets, or even Jim’s Widget-o-Rama; the choice is yours.
The same is true for your tagline. Every WordPress.com site comes with a basic tagline, like, “This WordPress.com site is the bee’s knees.” You can change that to anything you’d like, or delete it altogether.
Making these updates couldn’t be easier. Just head to Settings → General in your Dashboard. The first two options on that page are Site Title and Tagline:
Set them to whatever you’d like, scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the “Save Changes” button, and presto!
(For those of you still searching for the perfect name, look for a full post on choosing a great blog title in the next few weeks.)
*Okay, you can change your address, but that’s a topic for another post! If you’re interested in that, check out our Support document.