Changing WordPress Settings

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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.

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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
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Note: To learn more about setting up the blog page and configuring RSS feeds in Jupiter, read the Displaying blog posts and Configuring RSS feeds articles.

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
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Note: Jupiter generates different image sizes by default and currently there is no way to disable or customize the image sizes from the admin panel. Our developers are currently working on a feature for this purpose.

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


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

  • URL structure for posts and categories
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Beware! Make sure mod_rewrite in your server is enabled otherwise you may not see the correct permalink structure on your site. To learn more about mode_rewrite, read the following articles.

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

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