If you’re making significant changes to content in your WordPress website, you’ll may also want to change your website name to make the whole changes relevant to your brand or site name.
Changing WordPress website name is easy and in most cases you can do it in seconds. Here you’ll find all the needed information:
- how to change WordPress website name in WordPress settings
- how to change website name in WordPress if you’re using Yoast SEO plugin
- what to do if website still shows old name
How to change site name name in WordPress settings
If you’re not using any third party plugins which control WordPress website name and description, you can change them by going to Settings >> General. Website name in WordPress is called Site Title.
You may also want to change Tagline. Lots of WordPress themes use both Site Title and Tagline to make a website name visible on the browser tab. It also reflects in Google search results.
The same settings can be found in Appearance >> Customize >> Site identity tab. There’s no difference where you want to update them. – they will be updated everywhere.
How to change website name in WordPress if you’re using Yoast SEO plugin
Website name is visible for your website visitors. But it’s also important for search engines. That’s why plugins like Yoast SEO take control how your website’s pages and posts should be named. It’s highly valuable data for search engines like Google, Bing, and others.
How to change website name in WordPress pages and posts using Yoast
By default Yoast SEO uses Site Title (mentioned in previous section) in the end of the page’s or post’s Meta Title. Like here:
You can override it or remove it in every single post or page if needed. But if you leave it as it is, it will update automatically if you make changes to Site Title in Settings >> General page.
How to change website name in homepage using Yoast SEO
If your WordPress website shows latest posts on the homepage, you can edit site title (and website name) by going to SEO >> Search appearance in WordPress administration menu.
Just enter the title you want into SEO title field and you’ll have a name you want in the main page of your site.