Settings Section

Video Transcription

Hi, this is Brad with Firstsiteguide.com and in this video, we are going to be talking about the WordPress “Settings” section, which has a lot of different options in it to change things on your blog. So we’re going to go over here on the left-hand side and click on “Settings”, which is going to open up the “General settings” section. This will include things like your site title, your tagline, your default URLs and a few other settings. If you change anything in here, make sure to click on “Save changes” at the bottom.

Underneath the “Writing” section, you’ll see a couple of options here including the “Default post category” and the “Default post format” options. If you have a category that you would like each post to get added to, you can select it here, and then if you change anything feel free to go down to the bottom and remember to click on “Save changes”.

Underneath the “Reading setting” section, there are a few settings here that allow you to change what displays on your front page, how many blog pages to show, how many syndication feeds that you would like to show, and also if you would like to show the full text or summary of your blog posts and again, if you make any changes click on “Save changes”.

Under the “Discussion setting” section, this area will allow you to control how comments are received on your blog, which includes a few notification settings, and some other kinds of settings that will allow you to approve all comments and will also notify you when someone posts a comment.

On to the “Media setting” section, this one is pretty simple and allows you to customize some of the default sizes of your thumbnails, your medium size images and your large images.

And finally, the “Permalinks” section will allow you to customize your URL structure. So right now we have a custom structure with /our post name. You could also use the “Numeric setting”, the month and name or the day name, and then from there again if you make any changes go on to the bottom and click “Save changes”.

I hope you found this quick demo useful. For more videos and how-to guides, please visit us at Firstsiteguide.com. Take care.

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