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How to Configure WordPress General Settings

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial guide, we will be discussing about how to Configure the WordPress General Settings.

The WordPress general settings is used to set the basic configuration settings for your site.

The following below are the simple steps used to access the general settings -

Step 1 - Click on the Settings → General option in WordPress as it is shown in the screenshot below.

Set 2 - The general settings page will get displayed as shown in the screenshot below.

The following are the details of the fields on general settings page -

  • Site Title - This displays the name of the website in the template header.
  • Tagline - It displays a short description about your site.
  • WordPress Address (URL) - Its the URL of the WordPress directory where all the core application files are stored.
  • Site Address (URL) - Enter the site's URL in which you want your site to display on the browser.
  • E-mail Address - Enter your email address. It will help for password recovery and any update.
  • Membership - Any one can register on the website after you check this checkbox.
  • New User Default Role - The default role is set for newly registered user or members.
  • TimeZone - This sets up the timezone based on a specific city.
  • Date Format - Sets the date format as you need it to be displayed on the site.
  • Time Format - Sets the time format as you need it to be displayed on the site.
  • Work Starts On - Select the week, day that you prefer to start WordPress calendar. It is set as Monday by default.
  • Site Language - It sets the language that is used for the WordPress Dashboard.


Step 3 - After you finish filling all the needed information about the general settings, click on the Save Changes button. It saves all your general settings information.

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about WordPress Writing Settings.

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