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The General Settings is where you configure the broad settings of your blog including change your blog title, tagline, blog admin email address, timezone, date/time format and blog language.

You can change these settings at any time by going to Settings > General, make your desired changes and then click Save Changes.

Settings menu

Below is an overview on each General Setting:

Site Title

The Site title is displayed in the title bar of a web browser and in the header of most themes.  This is also known as your blog title.

Site Title

Your blog title is one of the first things a reader sees when visiting your blog.  Choose a name that reflects the purpose of your class blog and your students can relate to.

Title and tagline

Tagline

The concept behind a blog tagline is to create a memorable phrase that sums up the tone and premise of a blog.  The tagline is normally displayed just below the blog title.

Add tagline

Ideally all blogs should have a tagline since they instantly tell first time readers what your blogs all about and whether you write posts in topic areas that interest them.  Not all blog themes display the tagline.

Email Address

The email address is where all comment moderation emails are sent.  It is also where receipts are sent if you’ve signed up for Edublogs Pro using a credit card.

Email Address

Notifications of new comments published on a post are sent to the email address in Users > Your Profile.

Timezone 

The default timezone on all newly create blogs is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is in London, UK.

Just select your location or timezone and click Save Changes to set your timezone.

timezone

Date Format

The date format allows you to select how dates are displayed on  your blog.

Date Format

Time format

The time format allows you to control how time is displayed on your blog.

Time format

Week Starts on

The Week Starts on is used for the calendar widget.  This allows you to display what day is displayed in the first column of the calendar.

Starts on

The calendar widget creates a calendar in your sidebar with clickable links to your blogs posts for particular dates. Dates that appear in bold type indicate dates you’ve posted.

The calendar widget doesn’t let you setup a calendar of events.  It’s only use is to display links to your posts by date.

Show top toolbar when viewing site

Controls if the admin toolbar is displayed at the top of your blog.

Admin bar

The admin bar is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to areas in your dashboard you regularly use.

Admin bar

Site Language 

The Site language controls what language is used inside your dashboard.

Site Language