WordPress – Settings

WordPress offers settings for customizing how your site functions. From the WordPress Dashboard, locate the Settings menu. If we hover over this menu, you will see a sub-menu appear with various options for settings including:

  • General
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Discussion
  • Media
  • Permalinks

General Settings

Go the setting and click the WordPress General Settings. The General page setting include:

  • Site title
    It is the name or blog of your site, will display this title at the top of the page. Please make sure these title match your site because your site title will be visible in Google search results. WordPress also uses this title as the identifying name for your Syndication feeds.
  • Tagline
    By default, WordPress includes “just another WordPress site” as your siteโ€™s tagline, But you can change. Tagline simply means few words about your site. Try to write some meaning full as it is also visible in Google search results.
  • WordPress Address (URL)
    It is the full URL of your WordPress directory where all your core application files are present.
  • Site Address (URL)
    It is the site URL which you want your site to display on the browser. Its a public URL where you want people to type in their browser to reach your WordPress blog or site.
  • E-mail Address
    Enter the e-mail address which helps to recover your password also you want WordPress to send messages regarding the administration and maintenance of your WordPress site or blog.
  • Membership
    if you want anyone to be able to register an account on your site then check this (Anyone can register) checkbox. This is a great feature if you are running a membership site or blog.
  • New User Default Role
    The default role is set for the newly registered users or members. The New User Default Role is by default set to subscriber.
  • Timezone
    You can scroll and select the timezone according to city where you are residing.
  • Date Format
    The format in which to display dates on your site WordPress blog or site.
  • Time Format
    The format in which to display time on your site WordPress blog or site.
  • Week Starts On
    Select your preferred start date for WordPress calendars from the drop-down box. By default it is set as Monday.
  • Site Language
  • You can Sets the language for your WordPress dashboard language.

Wordress Writing Settings

From the menu on the left, click to open the Writing Settings page. The writing settings provides the options for writing and customizing the WordPress site or blog. These settings control WordPress features in the adding and editing posts, Pages, and Post Types, as well as the optional functions like Remote Publishing, Post via e-mail, and Update Services.

  • Formatting
    Formatting simply means to control the formatting of your WordPress blog or site. It got two options:

    1. Convert emoticons such as ๐Ÿ™‚ and ๐Ÿ˜› to graphics on display – It convert all of the emoticons in your posts into graphical icons i.e smiles.
    2. WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically – It automatically corrects the invalid XHTML placed within the posts or pages.
  • Default Post Category
    It is the default category apply to the post. The Category you select from this drop-down is called the default post Category.
  • Default Post Format
    Post Formats are used by themes to create different styling for different types of posts.
  • Press This
    Use Press This option to clip text, images and videos from any web page.
  • Post via e-mail
    Post via e-mail allow you to set up your blog to publish e-mails as blog posts. To use this option all you need is to set up a secret e-mail account with a POP3 access, and any mail received at this address will be posted.
  • Mail Server
    It allow you to receives, reads and stores the emails that you send to WordPress. Your mail server will have a URI address, such as mail.example.com, which you should enter here.
  • Login Name
    The e-mail address that you will be using for the writing post and should be kept as a secret. Feature is wordpress@example.com, then “wordpress” is the Login name.
  • Password
    Here you can set the password for the above e-mail address.
  • Default Mail Category
    WordPress will assign this Category to all of the posts published via the Post by e-mail feature.
  • Update Services
    When you publish a new post, WordPress will automatically notify the update services listed here. For more information, check out the Update Services link in this section.

WordPress Reading Settings

WordPress Reading Settings contains the settings that affects the display of your content. You can set the number of post to be displayed on the main page.

  • Front page displays
    Here you can choose what is displayed on the front page of your WordPress site or blog, either your latest posts or a static page.

    • Your latest posts – It displays latest posts on the front page.
    • A static page – It displays static page on the front page.
    • Front page – In the drop-down box, select the actual Page that you want displayed as your front page.
    • Posts page – In the drop-down box, select the name of the Page that will now contain your Posts.
  • Blog pages show at most
    WordPress allow the number of posts to be displayed per page or site. By default, it is set as 10.
  • Syndication feeds show the most recent
    WordPress allow the user can view the number of posts when they download the site feeds. By default, it is set as 10.
  • For each article in a feed, show
    Determines whether or not the feed will include:

    • Full text
      It includes the full content of each post. By default, it is set selected.
    • Summary
      It includes the summary of the post.
  • Search Engine Visibility
    It Improve your WordPress site rankings but when you check this option your WordPress site will not be indexed and it will effect your site ranking. By default, it is unchecked.

After filling all the information, click the Save Changes button to save your settings.

Discussion Settings