After you have created the first WordPress site, do not rush to start filling and promoting it. The first steps after installing the CMS is its configuration. The WordPress engine has a huge number of different settings, which we will try to make out in this article.
Properly installed WordPress settings will help you affect the quality of the site.
So, go to the administrative panel and click on the "Settings" tab.
1. General settings.
In the general settings, enter the name of your site and set the description, it will be displayed on the tab with users. Website addresses can not touch, they will register automatically. In the field with the address, check whether your Email is correctly specified.
Membership and the role of a new user is an opportunity to open registration on the site and indicate what rights new users will have. As a rule, blogs are created on WordPress; if you have created a blog, it is better to disable registration. The remaining settings are responsible for the time on the site, you can set the capital time or local.
2. Writing settings
At the very beginning of the settings, you are offered to convert emoticons and automatically correct HTML. As for smiles, decide for yourself, but we advise you to turn off the second point in order to correct errors yourself. The "Publish" button allows you to add functionality to the administrative panel, for a quick transition to publications.
You can drag it to any place. The E-mail publishing section allows you to set parameters for managing the site from various devices, this is rarely necessary. Update services can be left unchanged.
3. Read settings
The first field allows you to define the type of the main page. Here you can select the latest entries view or set one of the entries on the main page. Next come the numerical values of the number of entries in separate categories and RSS feed.
For each article it is better to set the display of the announcement, because when the value of the full text in the categories will be displayed all the text materials. The last setting is the ability to remove the site from indexation, it can only be useful when developing a resource.
4. Discussion settings.
These settings offer a huge number of parameters, which are described in detail. Optionally, you can set a requirement for registration when leaving comments, allow tree-like comments with a certain number of levels, as well as adjust the settings for email notifications when writing new comments.
At the bottom of the discussion settings, you can customize the avatars of commentators, it is unlikely that you will have difficulty with these parameters.
5. Media settings.
These settings are used to assign sizes to images. Depending on your design and personal preferences, all have their own picture sizes. An important point - the placement of files in folders with dates. When using this parameter, it is further convenient to find pictures.
6. Settings permalinks.
The last type of WordPress settings, thanks to which you can set the parameters for the links of the pages of your site. It is best to use the value of the "Title of the entry", in the example you can see that this URL looks best.
If necessary, you can set your own value. In the "Advanced" area it is proposed to set the prefixes, it is better to leave these fields empty so as not to load the URL addresses.
The full WordPress setup will take you quite a bit of time, take care of it and make your site better. It is best to take care of setting the parameters in advance, then it can cause a number of problems. For example, after changing the settings of the links, there may be problems with relinking.
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