Step 11 - General WordPress Settings

Updated : 20-Mar-2023

Make the following changes to the WordPress General settings for your Seed Site.

From the WordPress dashboard click on Dashboard → Settings → General. Once there, change the following setting as follows.

  • Site Title
    Put the name of your site. For example, in my case I put Bricks Seed Site. When later updating this for a real site, if your site name is really long, try to put a short version of it that your brand is also known as.
  • Tagline
    Make this as short as you can and try to sum up what your site is about. In my case for the Seed site, I put Standard Starter Site For WordPress
  • Admin email address
    Your main email address.
  • Language
    Select your language
  • Timezone
    Select your timezone
  • Date format
    custom : d-M-Y
  • Time format
  • Week starts on

The site title should be as short as possible as it could end up being added to title tags automatically by your SEO plugin. This may or may not be best SEO practice at the time (things change) but in case it is, think of something that is brandable for you, but short. 

The tagline can show up in unexpected places so best not leave it reading, “Just another WordPress site”. You can put a tagline that helps to explain what your site does or the purpose of your site.

The other settings are up to you.  I use European dates and time formats as shown above. 

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