WordPress Settings for a New Blog

One of the first things you will want to do is change some of the WordPress Settings.

From your WordPress Dashboard:

Click -> Settings

WordPress Settings General Settings

You can always change the Title of your blog here.

If you plan on showing the Tagline, either under the Title or in the Title Tag, then here is where you change it.

You can also change the date and time format here. Make the changes you want.

Click -> Save Changes

Click -> Writing
WordPress Writing SettingsI like to change the size of the post box from 10 to 20 lines.

Click -> Save Changes

Click -> Permalinks
WP Permalink SettingsMost people like to change from the Default Permalink Settings. Using the Name in the post is better for SEO (search engine optimization). I’m using the Default because this blog is for Twitter and I want the URL to be under 20 characters so Twitter will not truncate it.

The other Settings you might want to change are under “Discussion.” For this new blog that I am creating, I will not be using comments so I’ve turned them off.

These are the main changes I make to the Settings for new WordPress blogs. 🙂

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