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How to Configure WordPress Settings Menu?

This Tutorial Shows You How to Configure WordPress Settings Menu? Let’s Take a Look at the WordPress Settings Menu Tutorial!

How to Configure WordPress Settings Menu?


Http: //localhost/tutorial/wp-admin/options-general.php If you go to this link (Settings menu / General sub-menu) you can adjust the title of the site, the format of the date while showing the post, etc. As you can see in the picture below:





WordPress Settings Menu Tutorial

Site Title and Tagline will be shown as the title of the site in the browser (front-end). WordPress Address (URL) is the site address and from the Site Address (URL) you can change the directory in the site. Now there is a directory named “tutorial” and if you take the whole site to another directory and put its name in the Site Address (URL) field, the address of the site will change. For example, if you create a directory called “TutorialClubs” on the server and put it there, you will need to enter Http: // localhost / TutotialClubs.

In the E-mail Address field, you have to give the admin’s email. The email that you will give during the installation will show here. It can be changed if desired.

If the Membership checkbox is ticked then the user can register on the site. If there is no user registration function on the site, keep it unchecked.

From the New User Default Role drop-down, the default user key can be registered. For example, if you select “Author”, whenever a user registers on the site, he will immediately become an author and can write new posts. These are when you let someone else blog on your site.

From Timezone, you can adjust the timezone of the site. Like I gave “UTC + 5:30” because it is the timezone of India.

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General Settings

Then there is the Date Format. By default, there are some date formats that you like. Select the one you like. From now on, the post date will be shown in this format. If you don’t like any of these, you can select Custom and give your own format (using the parameters of the date function in PHP‘s manual.)

In the same way from the time format, you can adjust how the time will show in AM, PM, or 24-hour format.

You can set the day of the week from the “Week Starts On” drop-down

Site Language can be used to fix the language of the site.

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Writing Settings

General Settings is followed by the “Writing Settings” sub-menu. The following settings can be shot from here:





“Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display”. If it is selected, some symbols will be changed to emoticons when you write in the post. For example 🙂 If you give this sign, a smile will appear on your face. These are called emoticons. If you have a tick mark on this option, then “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically”.

By default, all the posts will be saved/saved by selecting the category from the “Default Post Category” drop-down. You can fix “Default Post Format” from here. Did you notice on the right when creating the post? “Standard” because here it is selected (i,e Standard by default) is selected.

I showed the work of “Press this” in the “Tools” menu.

Then there is another feature in “Writing Settings”, which can be posted in WordPress via email. See settings below:





Name of your mail server in place of Mail Server. When you create mail from c Panel and go to the Configure option, you will see the name of the mail server.

Enter the mail that you created in “Login Name”. It is best to keep this mail confidential. All you have to do is let him know that you are using this mail to post on your blog. Instead of “Password”, select the password of the mail and the category in which you want to save the posts from the “Default Mail Category” drop-down menu. Then save everything by clicking on the “Save Changes” button.

Now enter any of your mails and send a mail to the mail that you gave in “Login Name” to check, then enter the admin of WordPress and see in the post option a post has been created.

Why use “Post by Email” ?

Suppose you ask someone to write a special article on a topic on your blog. He agreed, now he just has to register on your blog to write an article which is a hassle. So tell him you send the post to “recive_posts@tutorialclubs.com”, this will send the mail as a post on your blog. Before the post is published, however, another small thing to do is to run the wp-mail.php file with the browser once. For example, if I want to publish all the emails sent to my “recive_posts@tutorialclubs.com” and if the wp-mail.php file is at root, then tutorialclubs.com/wp-mail.php should run it once.

Usually running the file manually in this way is a hassle and WordPress also forbids doing so so it is best to run a Cron job. You can set a cron job in cPanel which will run this file (wp-mail.php) once or twice a day.

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Writing settings

Writing settings are followed by reading settings. See all the options in the picture below:




First, by default, in the “Front page displays”, the “Your latest posts” option, that is, the blog is selected. If you do not want to have a blog on the home page, but a page that I have created myself, then select the “A static page” radio button, select the page you created from the “Front page” drop-down and select the blog page from the “Post page” drop-down. Select the page on the post page, when you go to that page, that will be your blog.

“Blog pages show at most” This text box will show the number of posts on the blog page.

You can change the number of recent/recent posts in the feed from “Syndication feeds show the most recent”. Many people do not subscribe to blogs with RSS or feeds? That’s it. Fix the number of last posts that the subscriber will see from here.

“For each article in a feed show” from here, you can decide whether the feed will see the whole post or some part of the post.

If you tick “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” the search engine will no longer take this site to its database, so your site will not show in the search results. Tick ​​it when you are doing experimental work. For example, if I had shown this example on a live server without showing it on the local-host, I should have kept it. Because I’m just doing this to show in the tutorial, what search engines will do with it.

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The next settings sub-menu is “Discussion”. The settings here are discussed below:




If you tick “Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article” it will send WordPress ping/notifications to all the articles or sites you link to in your post. Like Facebook. If @tutorialclubs posts something like this on your own wall on Facebook, it will give a notification to “tutorialclubs” that someone is referring to “tutorialclubs” on his wall. WordPress does the same, so if you put a lot of external site links/article links in your post when you make a post and your site’s pingback is enabled (pingback discussed earlier) then it will take a lot of time to notify those sites.

“Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks)” This tick will notify your site if another site uses your site articles, etc.

“Allow people to post comments on new articles” By default, it is checked and if there is a check, ordinary users can comment on a newly created post/article. This option is also present in each post while creating it. So it is also possible that all posts will have the option to comment but not for a specific one / few.

“Comment author must fill out name and e-mail” The names of those who will comment and the email field must be filled out. If ticked, you must fill in the fields and then comment.

“Users must be registered and logged in to comment” If this is selected, the user must be registered to comment. Unregistered users cannot comment.

“Automatically close comments on articles older than – days”.

“Enable threaded (nested) comments – levels deep” Here the number of comments given in the space will be categorized as shown below. You can pay up to a maximum of 10.

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“Break comments into pages with — top-level comments per page and the [last/first] page displayed by default. Comments should be displayed with the [older / newer] comments at the top of each page”

This is to determine if the comments will show the pagination. The number of blank comments will be displayed on one page and if there are comments then there will be a link to the next page. If you want to see the last comments first select “last” from the drop-down, and if you want to see the first comments first, select “first”. “older” will show older comments first and “newer” will show newer ones first.

Then there are some settings related to email:

Tick ​​”Anyone posts a comment” if anyone wants to comment (post) in the notification mail.

If you tick “A comment is held for moderation” you can review and then publish the comments. You will actually receive an email in the comment post, then you can cancel or approve the comment if you want. Your admin will only get this benefit.

“Comment must be manually approved” If it is ticked, each comment must be approved first and then published on the site.

If you tick “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” then the comments of those commenters (emails) whose comments have been approved once before will be automatically approved. If the email (commenters) is not per-approved, his comments will be submitted for moderation.

Then there is the option of comment moderation and blacklisting. For example, in the image below where the value is “2”, if a comment has more than 2 links, the comment will not be published but will go to the moderator/blog moderator. Because when I go to comment on many blogs, I only come with a link to my own site.



Then look in the text area below. If the words, emails, or site addresses I have given are found in a comment, those comments will go to the moderation row and will not be published (by the admin) until moderated. And I have given the same word in the field below, so if those words are in any comment, it will be blacklisted. I have given for example that you can enter the desired word, IP, email separately in two fields.

Avatar settings are at the end of all “Discussion” settings. Avatar is like a profile image. Avatar shows next to the user’s name. This can be fixed by showing the avatar of those who will comment on your site. See below as:

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“Avatar Display” is ticked by default and will now display a picture next to each user’s name in comments on the fronted of your site.

“Maximum Rating” Here you can see who can see the avatar. For example, if the “G” radio button is checked, everyone can see the user’s avatar. If you have a “PG” check, only users over the age of 13 will be able to see the avatar of users. 18+ for “R” and 18+ for “X”. Now how can WordPress tell me how old I am? When you create an account, with the date of birth, etc., calculate from there.

Select from the “Default Avatar” option that will show the avatar of the user who did not give any avatar.


“Discussion” is followed by “Media” settings. It’s very simple. Usually, when you add a picture to the library from the “Media” menu, you can adjust the size and shape of those pictures by default. E.g.




Images will be sized according to the size given in the width and height fields. And “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders” is ticked and because of this the images are created in folders by month/year and uploaded there. For example, if you upload an image today (March 21, 2015), the image will be uploaded to a directory named “2015” and inside it to a folder named “21”.

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Here’s what your site’s URL will look like. The default URL is http: // localhost / tutorial /? P = 123. But you can do it differently if you want. See the options in the image below to see how you can create a URL:




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Checking the “Day and Name” radio will show the title of the post in the URL, but will be preceded by the year / date / month, as is the example of the URL along with the radio button. It’s a little search engine friendly URL.

If you give “Month and Name” then only the year and month then the title of the post.

Entering “Numeric” will show articles / posts / archives with ID.

“Post name” looks the most beautiful. Only the URL of the post will be in the tile and the best search engine friendly URL will be.

You can format the URL from “Custom Structure”. There are several options / tags that can be used in the field to get the URL nicely. For example, if I give it in the custom structure field /% category% /% postname% / then the URL will be http: // localhost / tutorial / category_name / post-title /

You can use the following

% year%

% monthnum%

% day%

% hour%

% minute%

% second%

% post_id%

% author%

Looking at the structure tags, it is clear what will appear in the URL if given. What else needs to be explained?

You can enter any word in “Category base” and “Tag base”. This word will show up in the URL before the category / tag, for example if I put “topic” in the “Category base” field, then why not go to any category, why the URL will show up like this http: // localhost / tutorial / topic / category_name /

Thanks For Reading!



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