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The next thing I did after installing a theme was to edit my site’s identity.
If you had read my first post, I chose the “Quick Install” option to setup WordPress. What it did, it set the site’s name and tagline to default “My Blog – My WordPress Blog.”
I knew it can be edited later on from the WordPress dashboard so I went ahead.
Let me show you how…
From the WordPress dashboard menu bar, click on Customise > Site Identity.
Here, you can edit the following items:
- Site Name
- Site Icon
I don’t have a logo and I’m not planning to create one anytime soon. I have yet to finalize the blog’s design but I was thinking of focusing more on creating content to have something rather useful.
Without any content, it would be very difficult to visualize and tweak the layout of the site. I might put one up later on. We’ll see.
Site Name + Tagline
As the title suggests, it shows the name of your site and a brief description of what it is about.
Since I use my name for the domain, I decided to put the same out there. For the tagline, I might need to come back to it later on since I haven’t decided yet.
I feel like I’m enjoying building a website from scratch and I’m kind of developing a passion around it. I also do have other areas of interest where I believe I can
For now, I’m just happy to share what I’ve been learning so far. And I hope this is somehow providing some sort of value to someone looking to start a blog as well.
The site icon is that tiny image you see on your browser tabs or bookmarks bar.
After I installed a theme, it came with
I created a simple icon, just my initials using Canva. It’s a free online tool that you can use to easily create professional-looking graphics for your website.
To create a site icon, make sure to set the size to at least 512 x 512 pixels. Though it says it should be square, you can actually create any shape you prefer like what I did to mine.
Just upload the site icon you’ve created. When you’re done, click on Publish to save and apply all the changes you’ve made.
There you go! I hope you learned from this tutorial. If you find this post useful, please share this so others can learn from it too.
If you have some questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading!