WordPress settings after installation (part 1)

In this post, we will see the WordPress settings. Some of these settings are a must and you need to configure them before publishing your site. let’s see them one by one.

General Settings

If you will click on the settings tab you will get to see the different types of settings. Click on the first link i.e General Settings. General settings contain settings related to your website Title, URL, etc.

Site Title:- Site Title is shown on the tab of browser. It is actually your site name for example Codetej, Google, Facebook, etc. We defined this while installing WordPress.

Tagline:- Tagline is a text which appears just beside your Site Title. It is a short description of your site. You need to change this explicitly.

WordPress Address(URL):- It contains your site Url only. When you will host your website then it will be your domain name.

Site Address(URL):- This is the URL that is responsible to show the data on the browser. It is basically the same as the site domain name.

Administration Email Address:- Provide your email address here it helps to recover your account.

Membership:- If you check this checkbox then anyone can register an account on your site.

New User Default Role:- In this dropdown, you can set the default role for the registered person. So when anyone registers himself he/she will have that role.

Site Language:- As the name suggests Site Language will allow you to set the site’s default language.

Timezone:- You can set the Timezone according to your location.

Date Format:- Here you can select the date format as you prefer and it will be shown on your site for posts. You can have your custom Date format.

Time Format:- Like Date Format, you can select Time format and it will be shown on your site. You can have your custom Time format.

Week starts on:- Select the weekday which you want to start for a WordPress calendar.

Click on save to save these changes.

Writing Settings

These settings provide the settings related to WordPress posts. Settings provide the features related to adding and editing the posts, Post pages, and categories. It also provides the features like Remote Post Publishing, Posting blogs using email.

After the general settings, there is an option for Writing settings.

Default Post Category:- By default the post category will be uncategorized.

Default Post Format:- This default post format is selected by the theme you are using for the WordPress site.

Post Via Email:- You can create and post your content using your email. But to use this feature you need to have secret POP3 access. If you receive any mail at this address it will be posted.

Mail Server:- It is the server where your email will be sent and their content will be retrieved and will be shown as a post.

Login Name:- You need to give the login name for your mail server. It is basically the mail address that will be used to create a post. This should be kept as a secret.

Password:- Enter a password that corresponds to the mail address.

Default Mail Category:- This is the default mail category for the posts that will be posted via mail.

Update Service:- When you publish any new post, WordPress will automatically notify the given site update services. For more info see the Update Services on the codex.

Click on Save Changes to save settings.

Reading Settings

Reading settings contains the settings related to the Home Page. You can specify what you want to render on your home page. Also, you can set the limits to the post that should be displayed on the home page.

Your Homepage Displays:- Here, you can select the content you want to display on your Home Page.

  1. Your latest posts:- If you select this option then on the Home page your latest post will be shown.
  2. A stastic page:- If you select this option then you can choose what you want to display on your home page. You will get two options after selecting this options:
    • Home page:- Select the page which you want to display on the load of the site. You will get to see the dropdown to select the page.
    • Post page:- Here you can select the page which conatains the posts.

Blog pages show at most:- Here you can add the number of posts that should be visible on each page. By default, it is 10.

Syndication feeds show the most recent:- If the user downloads the site feed then this is the number of posts he/she can see. By default, it is 10.

For each post in a feed, include:- This is used to show the posts. We can choose the following formats:

  1. Full Text:- While showing the post full text will be displayed.
  2. Excerpt:- Only summary will be visible if we slelect this option.

Search engine visibility:- If you check this checkbox then your site’s post will not be indexed on the Search Engines. Your site will be ignored by the Search Engine.

Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

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