Thursday, May 28, 2020

How to Configure WordPress Reading Settings

Hello guys! Welcome to a new section of my tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial guide, i will be discussing about WordPress Reading Settings and how you can properly configure it.

Read Settings is used to set the content related to the front page. You can set the number of posts that is to be displayed on the front page.

Following below are the steps to access the reading settings -

Step 1 - Click on Settings → Reading option in WordPress. 

Step 2 - The Reading Settings page will be displayed as shown in the screenshot below -

Following below are the details of the fields that is found on reading settings.

  • Front page displays - Field is used in displaying the front page in any of the format below.
    • Your latest posts - It displays lastest post on the front page.
    • A static page - It displays all the static pages on the front page.
    • Front Page - You can select the actual pages you want to display on the front page from drop down.
    • Post Page - You select the page from the drop down which contains posts.
  • Blog pages show at most - The number of the posts to be displayed per page or website. By default, it is set to 10.
  • Syndication feeds show the most recent - The user can view the number of posts when they download one of the site's feeds. By default, it  is set as 10.
  • For each article in the feed Show - This section is used to display the posts, by selecting any of the following format -
    • Full Text - It displays the complete post. It is set as default.
    • Summary - It displays the summary of the post.
  • Search Engine Visibility - After clicking on this checkbox, "Discourage Search Engines from indexing this site", your site will be ignored by search engInes crawlers.


Step 3 - After filling all the information, click on Save Changes button to save your Reading Settings information.

Alright guys! This is where am wrapping it up on this tutorial. In my next tutorial post, we will be looking into the discussion settings. Feel free to ask your questions where necessary and i will attend to them as soon as possible.

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