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Ticket #13467: Settings section.txt

File Settings section.txt, 6.7 KB (added by jane, 5 years ago)

Settings section help text (general, writing, reading, discussion, privacy, permalinks), plain text

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1options-general.php
2The fields on the this screen determine some of the basics of your site setup.
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4Most themes display the site title at the top of every page, in the title bar of the browser, and as the identifying name for syndicated feeds, unless not allowed by your theme. The tagline is also displayed by many themes.
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6The WordPress URL and the Site URL can be the same (example.com) or different; for example, having the WordPress core files (example.com/wordpress) in a subdirectory instead of the root directory.
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8If you want site visitors to be able to register themselves, as opposed to being registered by the site administrator, check the membership box. A default user role can be set for all new users, whether self-registered or registered by the site administrator.
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10UTC means Coordinated Universal Time.
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12Remember to click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen for new settings to take effect.
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14For more information:
15General Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_General_SubPanel
16Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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18options-writing.php
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20You can submit content several different ways; this screen holds the setting for all of them. The top section controls the editor within these administration screens, while the rest control external publishing methods. For more information on any of these methods, use the documentation links below.
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22You must click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen for new settings to take effect.
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24For more information:
25Writing Settings Documentation  http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Writing_SubPanel 
26Post by Email Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_to_your_blog_using_email
27Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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30options-reading.php
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32This screen contains the settings that affect the display of your content.
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34You can choose what's displayed on the front page of your site. It can be posts in reverse chronological order (classic blog), or a fixed/static page. To set a static home page, you first need to create two Pages [link to post-new.php?post_type=page]. One will become the front page, and the other will be where your posts are displayed. 
35You can also control the display of your content in RSS feeds, including the maximum numbers of posts to display, whether to show full text or a summary, and the character set encoding.
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37You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the page for new settings to take effect.
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39For more information:
40Reading Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Reading_SubPanel
41Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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44options-discussion.php
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46This screen provides many options for controlling the management and display of comments and links to your posts/pages. So many, in fact, they won't all fit here! :) Use the documentation link below to get information on what each discussion setting does.
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48You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the page for new settings to take effect.
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50For more information:
51Discussion Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Discussion_SubPanel
52Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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57options-media.php
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59You can set maximum sizes for images in the Add An Image popup window which appears when you insert images into your written content. These sizes can set limits for three of your four options; you can also insert an image as Full Size.
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61The Embed option allows for any URL linking to a video, image, or other media content to automatically become embedded in your post or page. Just type that URL on its own line when you're creating your content.
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63Uploading Options gives you folder and path choices for storing your files in your installation's directory.
64You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the page for new settings to take effect.
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66For more information:
67Media Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Media_SubPanel
68Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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71options-privacy.php
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73You can choose whether or not your site will be crawled by robots, ping services, and spiders. If you want those services to ignore your site, click the second option here. Note that your privacy is not complete; your site is still visible on the web.
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75When this setting is in effect a reminder is shown in the header of these administration screens that says, "Search Engines Blocked," to remind you that your site is not being crawled.
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77You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the page for new settings to take effect.
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79For more information:
80Privacy Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Privacy_SubPanel
81Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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84options-permalink.php
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86This screen provides some common options for your default permalinks URL structure.
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88If you pick an option other than Default, your general URL path with structure tags, terms surrounded by %, will also appear in the custom structure field and your path can be further modified there.
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90When you assign multiple categories or tags to a post, only one can show up in the permalink: the lowest numbered category. This applies if your custom structure includes %category% or %tag%.
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92Note that permalinks beginning with structure tags calling Category, Tag, Author, or Postname require more advanced server resources. Double-check your hosting details to make sure those are in place or start your permalinks with other structure tags.
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94The Optional fields lets you have add a base name that will appear in archive URL's intead of “category” or “tag.” For example, the page listing all posts in the category “uncategorized” could be /topics/uncategorized instead of category/uncategorized.
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96You must click Save Changes at the bottom of the page for new settings to take effect.
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98For more information:
99Permalinks Settings Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Permalinks_SubPanel
100Using Permalinks Documentation http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
101Support Forums http://wordpress.org/support/
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