Are non-displayed taglines available to search engines, etc?

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    I’ve uploaded a graphic file to use as a header image, and it’s got my site title and tag line as part of the bitmap.

    On the Appearance / Header screen I have that image loaded and “Display Text” checked as “no” so I won’t have two sets of texts.

    I have the site name and tagline typed in the Settings / General screen.

    I’d like to know if search engines can still access the site name and tagline I entered on the Settings / General screen, even though that text isn’t displayed.

    I’m using Fresh & Clear as the theme.



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    The site is Hosted on, but I have it marked as private until I have the layout done.



    The HTML of your blog includes these:

    <title> TITLE HERE</title>
    <meta name="application-name" content="TITLE HERE" />
    <meta name="msapplication-tooltip" content="TAGLINE HERE" />

    These don’t change when you select the “No” option: only the CSS of the theme changes. So the blog title and tagline get hidden from viewers but not from search engines. WP wouldn’t have added that option if it meant eliminate instead of don’t display.



    Excellent! That’s the way I hoped it worked.


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