The WordPress settings offer a lot of control regardless of the theme you are using. They allow you to configure different aspects of the theme including its default functionalities.

In this article, we’ll introduce the WordPress settings, but if you need a more in-depth explanation, read the WordPress official documentation.


WordPress General Settings

The general settings are located on the Settings > General page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Site title and Tagline
  • WordPress and Site URL
  • Admin email address
  • User registration and role
  • Timezone and time and date format
  • Site language

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Setting General Screen article.


WordPress Writing Settings

The writing settings are located on the Settings > Writing page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Default post category and post format
  • Addition of posts via email
  • Update services

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Settings Writing Screen article.


WordPress Reading Settings

The reading settings are located on the Settings > Reading page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Front page and blog page
  • Number of posts in default blog loop
  • Feed posts settings
  • Search Engine visibility

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Settings Reading Screen article.


WordPress Discussion Settings

The discussion settings are located on the Settings > Discussion page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Comment section in posts
  • Comment avatars

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Settings Discussion Screen article.


WordPress Media Settings

The media settings are located on the Settings > Media page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Default image sizes
  • Organization of uploaded files

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Settings Media Screen article.


WordPress Permalinks Settings

The permalink settings are located on the Settings > Permalinks page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • URL structure for posts and categories

To learn more about configuring the settings, read the Settings Permalinks Screen and The ultimate guilde to WordPress permalinks articles.