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Old title and tagline WordPressWhen you first install WordPress through Softaculous, you may set up the site with a temporary site name and tagline just to complete the installation process. See the snapshot to the right. In the event you want to update the main title of your WordPress site, you can change it in the WordPress dashboard general settings. Next are the steps on how to do this.

Changing the Title and Tagline

  1. Log into the Wordpress Dashboard.
  2. General Settings WordPressOn the left in the sidebar, hover over "Settings" and click General.
  3. Change title WordpressThe "Site title" and the "Tagline" can be changed here. Enter a new title and tagline.

    Save changes WordPressClick Save Changes.

    New Tile and tagline WordpressNow Visit your WordPress site and you will see the title and tagline changed.

Congratulations, now you know how to customize the Title and Tagline in your WordPress site!

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2018-01-12 9:26 pm

I changed my site title in WP settings > general, cleared cache, cleared browser cache and contact form 7 email says: This e-mail was sent from a contact form on [old site title] 

1,841 Points
2018-01-12 9:46 pm
I would check the Contact Form Settings, their documentation here, can guide you on modifying the contact form to ensure it is updated accordingly.
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2017-11-01 4:50 am

Hi, thanks for sharing. simple and very clear to understand

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2017-07-25 3:06 am

hi, thanks for sharing how to change title tab it is very usefull for all digital marketers

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2017-02-08 4:26 pm

Hi! I 've edited the Site title and Tagline, but still, the header in the tab of my browser shows the domain name of the site instead of the Site title.

30,503 Points
2017-02-09 2:50 pm
I first recommend clearing your browser cache, to rule this out.

This setting location can differ based on the specific theme you have. Check the settings for your theme to see if there is a separate location to set this.

Also some plugins (such as SEO plugins) can add a seperate area for specifying the setting.

Thank you,
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2017-11-07 3:00 pm

Thank you. Was trying to figure out why my name is still showing old even when I changed it in general. The them has an SEO section and I forgot I had set the old name in there. Changed it and now it is showing the right site identity. Kind of hard to have a site teaching game development when your site is named Get the Girl.

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