How to remove the generic title of your blog…

When you install your wordpress blog, the only things it asks you for is your blog name and your email address.

So you enter them.  Then you upload the fancy new “clothes” that you’ve just had designed for you and your blog title, appears in the header.

You do what seems the simplest fix and that’s to take it out of the Title line in the settings, but then you realize that your RSS feed doesn’t show your blog title.

And we can’t have that, can we?

Believe it or not, there’s a simple fix.

For most templates, you’re going to want to go into your header.php file and find the string that looks like this…

<a href=”<?php echo get_option(‘home’); ?>/”><?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?></a>

Take out the part that says <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>

Save your changes and your Title should no longer show up.

That easy. 😀

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6 Comments

  1. I’m trying to do this very thing in WordPress, but I’ve spent hours trying to figure out where I can access the header.php file in the first place! My blog is hosted at WordPress.com. Is that my problem, or has WordPress made the administrative control of this very well hidden now? Help!!

    1. Great!

      Thanks for stopping by. If there’s any other questions you have, just let me know and we’ll try to answer them online. If you’re thinking of the question, it’s likely others are to.

  2. Got WordPress loaded into my site and running just fine UNTIL I messed with the header.php & who know what other files trying to customize my look. Bad idea. Now I can not see my blog content. Only the blog title shows. check http://www.boatengine.com/WordPress/

    Do you know how to fix this? I tried re-loading WordPress into my site with no luck.

    Also, my search bar is in the middle of the header. Is this easy to fix or should I just choose another template?

    1. Hi Beth,
      What you messed with is in the “template” files system. They are located here: MYBLOG.com/wp/wp-content/themes/mythemename. Get a copy of the theme that you were messing with, and re-load it to your server; AFTER you have deleted the old one. That will solve your problem. 🙂 http://w3schools.com/css has some basic tutorials on css to get you started with editing. Enjoy!

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