How to get www. before your domain name on your WordPress Website.
Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose. The success of your website will not be determined by a www or non-www URL. The important thing is that whichever one you choose be accurate and consistent.
If visitors type to www.pinguisweb.com or chose to type pinguisweb.com they will still find the Number 1 “Website Design Kerry” website.
In fact when you visit www.pinguisweb.com, the www will not be displayed in the browser’s address bar.
Its assumed when you are searching the world wide web that www. is there.
As long as the domain name is identical there will be no problem with WordPress. Its written into the .htaccess file WordPress has RewriteRules to correct this.
To change to either on the left hand black bar go to settings and general. Basically its a matter of choice.
Just be consistent throughout.
Of course, WordPress changes everything when you go installing it in a sub domain and linking it back to you main domain.
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
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 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.
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.