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How to configure your settings in WordPress

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to configure your settings in WordPress.

You should be logged in and at your dashboard:

  • In the left hand menu column, click on Settings to open the General Settings page.
  • Here is where you can change the blog title, tagline, URL, membership and allow anyone to register.
  • Scroll down the page to choose the format for the date, the time and select the day to begin your week on. When you are done, click the save changes button.

Now, in the left hand menu column, click on Settings to expanded the menu. You will see General, Writing, Reading, Discussion, Media, Privacy and Permalinks listed. Each of these listed links opens a page for you to edit the settings:

  • On the Writing Settings page you can edit the settings related to writing posts. You can select a size for the post box and enter it on the first line. Scroll down and you can set up email posting. When you are done, click the Save Settings and the next page will verify that your settings were saved.
  • On the Reading Settings page you can set things like how many blog pages to show. You can select whether to show the full text or a summary of each article in a feed. When you are finished, scroll down and click on Save Changes.
  • On the Discussion Settings page you can change things that relate to comments and avatars. You can select a box to force users to log in to comment. This is where you would disallow unapproved comments or make sure that an administrator must always approve comments. You can determine the rating you wish to give your blog and set the default avatar. When you are done, click Save Changes.
  • On the Media settings page you can set things like the maximum allowed image dimensions and image alignment.
  • On the Privacy Settings page you will decide whether or not to allow bots and search engines to access your blog. When you are done, click the save changes button.
  • Finally, on the Permalinks Settings page you can decide what type of URL structure is used for your blog.

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