Tutorial 9 Settings & Features Of Wordpress

selvaa

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9 WordPress Settings & Features that you should know

Wordpress is a jungle. When I first started to write posts of wordpress I thought of writing post and linking each other in my blog. It was rather difficult to write a post on wordpress as it had many tiny things surrounding a single option. So I thought it would be easy if I just taught you the setting and features that everyone should know while using wordpress. Given below are 9 settings & features of wordpress.

#1. General:


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It is the default setting screen that lets you to configure the blog title, description, URLs, admin email, time zone, etc. You should not try to change the WordPress address and Site Address unless you know its usage.

#2. Writing:


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Publishing of content may be either done by Wordpress dashboard or using a 3rd party tools or just via e-mail. These writing setting will help you to change the default post category, post formats, and link category.


#3. Reading:



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These settings help you customize your homepage content and RSS feeds. That is you can either show all your latest blog posts or static page as your front page. You can also change the no. of blog post per page.


#4. Discussion:



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These settings let you to change the several settings that are related to wordpress comment system. You can control the ways the comments are approved and organized.


#5. Media:



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These settings allow you to change the thumbnail size of images that you place in the blog. Usually you don’t have to edit these as it is automatically done by the wordpress theme that you are using. You can also control how the uploaded files are organized. By default it is organized by months and year.


#6. Permalinks:



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These settings allow you to change the format of permanent links of you blog posts and the pages. You can customize it the way you want by using a custom format. You can also change the URL structure of the categories and tags on your blog.


#7. Available tools:



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The tools include a web browser bookmarklet that lets you create a blog post using an excerpt from a web page. You can also clip a paragraph or even a image from a web page and can edit them and add your own content and publish it. You can ignore this tool if you don’t really need it.


#8. Import:



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It contains lots of plugins that lets you to import content form another blogging or publishing platform. You can easily migrate your blog content from wordpress blog or blogger.com blog in just few clicks. You can also convert your categories to tags or vice versa.


#9. Export:



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It can be used to create a XML version of your blog content so that you can archive it or can use it to export your content to another WordPress blog. You can either export your posts and pages or export all your content. You won’t be using this option, if you don’t want to create the backup copies of your blog.
 

Manish Mishra

Yellow Belt
If you have defined the each feature, it would make this guide a perfect for everyone especially newbies. These are common WordPress settings and there some setting need to changed like permalinks setting, media settings and comments section to avoid spam.
 
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