Exploring WordPress Preferences
WordPress delivers a lot of settings for customizing how your site works.
If we hover on this menu, you’ll see a submenu appear with choices for various WordPress settings including:
expand the WordPress settings menu.
Click General Settings.
The first thing you will notice from General Settings is your Website Title and Tagline. You will want to be certain these titles match your website as your website title will be observable in Google search results. By default, WordPress includes”just another WordPress site” as your website’s tagline. You will most likely want to update this tagline to be descriptive of your website, since the website tagline will also appear in Google search results on your site.
For the website address URL, you can input the URL address if you would like your website homepage to be different from the directory in which you installed WordPress. In most cases, it’s best to leave these two URLs alone.
Next you are going to see the Email Address that’s used for admin functions, like brand new user notification.
Next are settings for Membership.
With WordPress, you can let anyone to register for your website. This is a good feature if you’re running a membership website. The New User Default Role is by default set to subscriber. You’ll probably wish to leave this setting, since you don’t need to give administration privileges to just anyone that registers to your website.
Next is Timezone.
Scroll through the listing to choose the city at precisely the same timezone as you then pick you are chosen date format. Keep in mind this date format will be observable on blog posts. If you have any queries about this format, you can check out the documentation on date and time formatting by clicking the hyperlink beneath this section.
As soon as you’ve upgraded or change those settings
, click on Save adjustments .
WordPress Writing Settings
Next up are Writing Settings. From the menu on the left side, click to start the Composing Settings page. All the placing on this page apply to composing and publishing content for your site.
The top segment controls the editor within the WordPress Dashboard, while the remainder control outside publishing methods.
In the first segment, you’ll see options for formatting and default classifications and format of articles.
The Post via email settings enable you to send an email to your site with content. To use this, you’ll need to prepare a secret e-mail account with a POP3 access, and any mail received at this address will be posted. Because of this, it’s a good idea to keep this address key.
The last section is for upgrade services. For more information, check out the Update Services link in this part.
WordPress Reading Settings
Now it is time for Reading Settings. This screen contains the settings that influence the display of your content.
Here you can select what is displayed on the front page of your site — your newest posts or a fixed/static page. Once we’ve established several pages, the following pages will be recorded here as choices for what is displayed on your front page and for where to display your posts.
The second part is where you could control the screen of your content in RSS feeds, for example, maximum numbers of posts to display and whether to display full text or a summary.
The previous part is to get search engine visibility. If you’d like search engines to ignore your website, click the checkbox next to Discourage search engines from indexing this website . This might be a helpful setting if you are currently developing your site and you’re not prepared for it to be indexed by search engines.
Click on the Save Changes at the bottom of the screen to update these changes.
WordPress Discussion Settings
WordPress Discussion Settings supply a lot of alternatives for the management of controlling and comments links to your posts/pages.
The first section is for default option settings. The first setting deals with links you make to other blogs. The second deals with ping backs and trackbacks, or hyperlinks back to your site.
The third setting at the default article settings that allow people to post opinions on posts that are new. If you would rather not allow individuals to comment on your articles, uncheck this box.
In Other remark settings, you can chose the instructions for how folks post comments and how their opinions have been handled.
Next, in the email me if section, you can choose to get emailed when someone posts a comment or any time a comment is assisted in moderation.
The Before a comment appears sections deals with how comments are printed. Here you can chose whether an administrator should always accept remarks or if to publish mechanically if the comment author had previously posted a comment.
From the Comment Moderation area, you can customize how a remark is held depending on the amount of hyperlinks. In this box, you can also add words, names, URLS, emails as well as IPs to filter remarks into the moderation queue.
Both this section and the comment blacklist section are fantastic for helping defend your site against spam comments.
Next, have a peek at the avatar section. An avatar is a profile image you can have assigned to your email address when you comment on avatar-enabled websites. Here you can enable the display of avatars for those who comment on your website, filter by their rating or selected a default avatar for people that don’t have a custom one of their own.
Click on the save changes button at the bottom of this page.
WordPress Media Settings
The Media Settings page allows you you to set maximum dimensions for images inserted into the body of a place. These settings are great for saving time if you always want images to be the same size or if you want to apply default settings for medium and large picture dimensions.
The Uploading files option allows you to select whether your uploads are organized into month and year-based folder.
Click Save adjustments.
WordPress Permalink Preferences
Permalinks are the permanent URLs to individual pages and blog posts, as well as category and tag archives. Basically, a permalink is your web address used to link to your content that is permanent, and never changes — that’s why they’re known as permalinks.
The WordPress Permalink Settings display allows you to choose your default permalink structure. You can pick from common settings or create custom URL structures. You’ll most likely wish to change your permalinks here to another structure to improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your own links.
If you’d like more details on establishing your permalinks, click the Help tab at the top of the screen. Here’ you’ll find a summary of common settings and structures to help select your permalink structure.
WordPress Privacy Settings