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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#38316 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Remove default tagline, "Just Another WordPress site."

Reported by: patilswapnilv's profile patilswapnilv Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


WordPress leave s the default tag, "Just Another WordPress site."

I am sure this may have been there to help users understand where the Tagline of the particular site/blog should go. But I think it's time we should differ from the older approach.

From what I see today, most WordPress users today are either smart enough to know where the Tagline goes or are so naive that they don't know it needs to be removed/changed as per needs.

I recently came across an article here which say why it's not an good idea to have it as default.

Here is what the article says;

This is bad for a few reasons...

A new website should NEVER be considered, "Just another WordPress site" - that sounds sooooo degrading! You are meant to shine!
It tells people that you don't know what you are doing, or,
It tells people that you do not finish up what you started.

There are a LOT of sites out there that do not bother to change this! I did a search on the exact phrase, "just another WordPress site" and found 56,700,000 results - and that is for a phrase that is inside of quote!

I think we should either change it to something some sensible or better not have a default Tagline at all. The WordPress help or documentation available on the internet is in abandance today, all thanks to the popularity WordPress enjoys with all kind of users.

Let's open this discussion to make the experience with WordPress a little bit better. I really think no user would want his/her site to show up in results when the default Tagline is searched in any search engine.

Marking this in General for now, moderators please feel free to change it if needed.

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @patilswapnilv, thanks for the ticket!

We're already tracking this enhancement in #6479.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by melchoyce. View the logs.

7 years ago

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