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

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

Settings > General

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.  

Site Title

Your site title and tagline are one of the first things someone sees when visiting your site.

Example of site title and tagline


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

Add 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.

Time zone 

The default time zone on all newly create sites is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is in London, UK.

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


Date Format

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

Date Format

Time format

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

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 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 site.

Admin bar

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

Site Language 

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

Site Language