In WordPress Basics Part 4 you will learn what are Writing and Reading Settings. And how to set up these settings. But first yu have to log into WP Dashboard.
Now check or leave blank fields, as shown below. These settings apply to all writing configurations on the blog. You have the following options.:
- Formatting. Select both boxes, WP will automatically correct invalid HTML code to your pages and posts and convert emoticons to graphical characters.
- Default Post Category. Select a specific category as a default category. By doing so, each new post is assigned to this category. But remember to create different categories to be able to choose one of them.
- Post via e-mail. This is a feature for advanced users. Allows you to automatically publish new post sent to the specified e-mail address. To enable it you have to create a confidential e-mail box via the POP3 protocol, enter the server address, username, password for the mailbox and choose default category for entry. For security reasons don’t use your email address disclose to others. I personally do not use this option.
- Save changes. Do not forget to click Save Changes to save the settings.
Go again to Settings and click Reading.:
Again check or leave blank fields and select numbers as described below.
- Front page displays. Here you can choose what will be shown on the first page of your blog. By default latest blog posts are chosen but you can also set a static page.
- Blog pages show at most. Select how many posts will be shown on one side of the blog. The more you choose (eg. 50), the longer the page will be. So do not overuse it.
- Syndication feeds show the most recent. It indicates how many posts will be on the RSS feed.
- For each article in a feed, show. Select what part of post is shown, either full text or a summary.
- Search Engine Visibility. If you check this box search engines (eg. Technorati, Bing, Google) will not index your blog. But remember it does not give you 100% confidence that robots will not index your blog.
- Save Changes. And of course do not forget to click Save Changes to save the settings.
Now you know everything about blog’s Reading and Writing Settings. In WordPress Basics Part 5. – I’m going to show you how to set up Discussion Settings.