WordPress for Beginners: Easy as 1-2-3
Select “Settings” > “Reading” in the left menu:
An interesting option here is “Front page displays”. Here you can choose what will be shown on your front page. If you
want to use WordPress as a website, select “a static page” and pick a page to act as your frontpage. And just like the
front page, you can also select another posts page.
Don’t forget, these pages have to be existing pages, so you have to create them before you can select them.
You’ll ﬁnd the Discussions Settings page through “Settings” > “Discussion” in the left menu. On this page you’ll retrieve the
settings for several options. Let’s take a look!
This part is important for bloggers. If you’re planning to use WordPress as a CMS, this part is less important.
Default Article Settings
• Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article: if you publish an article with links to other blogs in it, your blog will try
to notify those other blogs to “tell” them you linked to them (and you published an article). This will result in a automatic
comment on that blog (only when you checked this option).
• Allow link notiﬁcations from other blogs: when other blogs link to you and they notify you, they’ll place an automatic
comment. Uncheck this setting to not publish these comments (I always uncheck these setting).
• Allow people to post comments on new articles: give your visitors the possibility to write a comment under your article.
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