WordPress Media Settings

WordPress Media Settings

Media Settings are controlled by the various settings related to images and other media that are used in writing posts and pages.

The image sizes listed determine the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.

  • Thumbnail size – Specify the Width and Height of your Thumbnail
    Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)
  • Medium size – Specify the the Max Width and Max Height
  • Large size –  Specify the the Max Width and Max Height

Uploading Files

Default settings used for during the media upload process when writing a post.

  • Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders – Check this box if you wish to organize your uploads into folders based on the year and the month of the upload. WordPress will automatically create the folders, such as wp-content/uploads/2010, these folders are well organised and easy to browse, if you need.

Save Changes Button

Click the Save Changes button to ensure your changes are saved(committed) to your database. Your settings have been saved.
Remember that some plugins require additional image sizes and will create them based on their specifications. One of the main reasons for WordPress site being bloated or taking up to much room.

WordPress Discussion Settings

How to setup WordPress Discussion Settings or Comments.

Default article settings WordPress will send out a pings to a site or article you have linked to in your post automatically.

Trackbacks allows you to communicate to another blog or blog owner using your WordPress

Pingbacks are sent automatically when you link to someone’s site or they link to you.


Other comment settings

I dont allow comments on my websites as a rule.

My settings are: Comment author must fill out name and email.

Users must be registered and logged in to comment.

set to 0 days

Email me whenever

A comment is held for moderation

Before a comment appears

Comment must be manually approved.

Comment author must have a previously approved comment

 

I hate spam so hold a comment in the queue if it contains or more links. (A common characteristic of comment spam is a large number of hyperlinks.)

Below are avatar settings

Avatar Display
Avatar Display

Maximum Rating
Maximum Rating




Default Avatar
Default Avatar

For users without a custom avatar of their own, you can either display a generic logo or a generated one based on their email address.

WordPress Reading Settings

WordPress Reading Settings Control your frontpage Settings

Front Page Display Setting choose what content appears on your website’s front page. Choose to have your latest blog posts or a static page. Created in the Pages tab (black bar left hand sidebar) of your site.

Your front page is set to display your latest blog posts by default, this can change it to a static front page. Using a static front page is handy if you want to use your front page as a landing page.

Blog pages show at most – Controls the number of Posts to display on your blog page. If frontpage display is set to display Your Latest Posts this value is controlled here also.

Syndication feeds show the most recent – These feeds show the most recent items and lets you set how many blog posts will be sent out at via RSS feed (mine is located at http://pinguisweb.com/feed/). Add /feed/ to your wordpress domain name to get your feed address.

For each article in a feed, show – choose whether to show all post content or the first 55 words, you can select Full text or Summary. Full text means that the entire contents of a post are included in the feed. Summary means that only the first 55 words are included in the feed, along with the option to continue reading the rest of the post. Best change to Summary because of pagespeed and bandwidth factors.

Search Engine Visibility – If you want to setup your website before indexig check the Discourage search engines from indexing this site box to ask search engines not to index this site. When the option is checked, this changes robots.txt to send back noindex(Disallow) commands to search engines.

Writing Settings WordPress

How to change the Writing Settings WordPress

WordPress has a lot of Default Setting already set to help you get started quickly. Reading Settings is no different but can be tweeked to get the results that push you up from amateur status.

It not going to change the world but may improve your blog rating that bit.

 

Writing Settings in WordPress

Convert emoticons like and to graphics on display – i would tick YES
WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically – i would tick YES

Default Post Category for this one i would select a popular search term related to my business. These categories are set in All Posts and Category. Enter your category information there and come back and select it from the list.

Default Post Format I always leave it to standard the choices are Standard, Aside, Chat, Gallery, Link, Image, Quote, Status, Video or Audio. Again depends on you type of blog or customers.

WordPress General Settings

How to set your General Website Settings in WordPress

One of the first pages to visit in the WordPress back-end is your Settings Screen. Down the left hand side bar under settings, you can set control of the most basic configuration settings for your site, your site’s title and location, who can register an account at your site, and how dates and times are used and displayed.

Below is an example of the setting used in Ireland. We will explain…

Changing Website Title and Tagline are pretty simple.

Changing the Email Address associated with the Administrator is next input box.

Timezone should be set to Dublin as Cork is not there and Kerry has none(Yet).

Date Format is a personal choice but i recommend Date/Month/Year as its standard in Ireland..

Time Format again is a personal choice i would keep it at default Hour/Minute/ in 12-hour clock.

Select Week Starts On Day and the Default WordPress Site Language

Hit Save Changes…

 

Change Your WordPress Timezone

Learn How To Change Your WordPress Default Timezone

If you are scheduling, selling online, message publication, and many calendar features with WordPress may not work until you have set the default timezone set.

When signing in to your new website, you will see a warning bar telling you to check your timezone in WordPress. Do not ignore or Dismiss this.

WordPress settings, help text says ‘Choose a city in the same timezone as you”.

 

To change your WordPress TimezoneGo to your WordPress dashboard on the left hand sidebar. Click on the Settings, then click General.

Select a city nearest you. There is not too many Cities in Kerry, Dublin is our option here.

On the Settings > General page, find the section labeled Timezone. Select a city in the same timezone as you.  Go to Europe and scroll down until Dublin is listed.


Save your changes.

Be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the Settings > General screen.

Change Default Permalinks Structure

Permalinks, How to Change Default Permalinks Structure

Permalinks are the part of the web address. Ideally that should be your page or post name and point to specific posts and pages on your site. When used optimally they are great for search engines.

  • Allowing your readers to get an understanding of what your post or page topic.
  • Search engines discover the post or page topic solely from the URL Title and Description.
  • They are unique for each piece of content you create.

The permalink structure can be setup in WordPress using the Settings > Permalinks(as above). The default WordPress is set to use the database identification number of each page or post as the permalink. This is not good for search engine results and pages structure and does not even hint of what your page is about.

Change the default permalink structure of WordPress a.s.a.p. There are several options to choose from, but the most common two choices are the structure that shows the date followed by the post name or simply the post name alone. This choice is usually made with the content in mind. If your website is about news, a the permalink containing the date followed by the name is the usual permalink structure.

Set the default email address

How to Set the default WordPress Email Address

This address is used for admin purposes. If you change this email address WordPress will send you an email at your new address to confirm it.

Once confirmed new address will become active.

 

Change my site title and tagline

How to Change my site title and tagline

In the WordPress backend scroll down the left sidebar, hover over or click Settings and click General. The Site title and the Tagline can be changed here.

Enter a new title and tagline. Again put yourself in the shoe’s of the customer – what do they want. Always think in terms of what the client and want to read and see.

Click Save Changes, View your WordPress Website.

 

That’s it you have customised your WordPress Title and Tagline.