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  • Please consider making the default tagline blank, instead of “just another wordpress site”. I’m having an issue with a plugin (wp like) refusing to recognize changes to the tagline, so on the facebook like button it continues to show that annoying bit of verbiage despite the tagline having been changed. However, while that may be a plugin problem, “just another wordpress site” borders on “cute” and isn’t something (should people forget it’s there – and I see it all the time on blogs) that recommends the site as anything other than “average”. Not exactly the impression most people would want to give of their blog or website.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Don’t you think any default tagline will get your reaction from someone? That includes leaving it blank.

    Part of a new WordPress installation does include some work including removing the default post, page, etc.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    ’m having an issue with a plugin (wp like) refusing to recognize changes to the tagline, so on the facebook like button it continues to show that annoying bit of verbiage despite the tagline having been changed.

    Sounds like the cache hasn’t been cleared in Facebook. Run the page through this: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ – Then press the “Scrape again” button.

    Not exactly the impression most people would want to give of their blog or website.

    People are meant to change it. If they choose to keep it then that’s a content choice on their part.

    I’d just like to add, “Just another WordPress site” has really become associated with WordPress, to the point that it’s easily recognizable as the motto. Cutesy or not, it’s the tagline that everyone associates with WordPress, and to change it now would be tantamount to changing Nike’s “Just do it”. Although you may find it a bit embarrassing, I assure you that no one else sees it as anything more than a familiar motto, and it in no way demeans the quality of your site to the reader.

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