Settings 103

Reading

In this WordPress video tutorial we look at WordPress’ “reading” settings. Which, among other things, these settings enable the home page to be a static page rather than a blog page.


WordPress Tutorial Transcript

Hello and welcome to LifeGuard. In this video, we’ll take a look at “Reading” — another section of WordPress Settings. The Reading section control how the blog is displayed to your visitors. You can access this section in the sidebar under the “Settings” menu.

Keep in mind that some of the options within Settings are very powerful and could potentially break your website if you adjust them carelessly. Make sure you are careful and know what you’re doing before changing anything.

The “Front page displays” setting is set to show your latest posts by default. If you wish to set your front page to a static page, you can select “Static Page” and choose an existing one for the front page. You can also set a page for the posts to display on.

You can set the number of posts displayed per page on your blog by editing this first box here. The syndication settings determines how many blog posts will be sent out at once through your RSS feed.

“For each article in a feed” sets whether you are outputting the full text of your article or just a summary to you RSS feed. Most users keep theirs at “Full text” to send the entire article.

It’s recommend that you keep Encoding to the default UTF-8. If you need to change it, you can view the other encodings at this link.

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