Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How to Configure WordPress Writing Settings

Hello guys! Welcome to a new section of my tutorials on WordPress. In this tutorial, i will be explaining how you can to properly configure the WordPress writing settings.

The WordPress writing settings do controls the writing experience and provides options used in customizing WordPress website. These settings controls the features in the adding and editing of post, pages, post types, and aslo the optiinal functions like Remote Publishing, Post via email and update services.

Following below are the steps that can be used to access the writing settings -

Step 1 - To change the writing settings, go to the Settings → Writing option as shown below.

Step 2 - The writing settings page is displayed as shown in the screenshot below -

Following below are the details of the fields on the page -

  • Formatting - This field defines two sub options for better user experience.
    • First option "Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display" will turn the text based emoticons into graphic based emoticons.

    • The second option will corrects the invalid XHTML placed with the post or pages.
  • Default Post Category - It is category that is to be applied to a post and you can as well leave it as Uncategorized.
  • Default Post Format - It is used by the themes to select post format to be applied to a post or create different styles for different types of post
  • Post by e-mail - This option uses email address to create and publish posts via email address to your blog. To use this, you will need to set up a secret e-mail account with a POP3 access, and any mail received at this address will be posted.
  • Mail Server - It allows reading the emails that you send to WordPress and stores them in case of retrieval. For this, you need to have the POP3 compatible mail server and it will have a URL address such as, which you should enter here.
  • Login Name - To create posts, WordPress will need its own e-mail account. The Login Name is going to use to use this e-mail and should  be kept as a secret as spammers will always post links redirecting to their own sites.
  • Password - Set password for the above e-mail address.
  • Default Mail Category - It allows for selection of custom category for all the posts that are being purblished via Post by e-mail feature.
  • Update Services - When you publish a new post, WordPress will automatically notify the website update services in the box. You can see Update Services on the codex for long list of possible services.

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Step 3 - After filling all of the above information, click on Save Changes button to save all your applied changes.

Alright guys! This is we have come to the end of this tutorial. Feel free to drop your questions via the comment box below and i will try my best to attend to them as soon as possible.

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