WordPress Tutorials: WordPress-Writing Setting
These settings provide options for customizing the WordPress site and controls the writing experience. Also, These settings control the features in the adding and editing posts, Post via e-mail, Pages, and Post Types, as well as the optional functions like Remote Publishing, and Update Services.
To edit the writing settings, go to the Settings → Writing option.
Step-2: The Writing Setting page is displayed.
The following are the details of the fields given on the Writing Setting page.
- Formatting − Defines two sub-options for a better user experience.
- The first option Convert emoticons like :-) and :-P to graphics on display will turn text-based emoticons into graphics-based emoticons.
- The second option WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically corrects the invalid XHTML placed within the posts or pages.
- Default Post Category − This is a category to be applied to a post and you can leave it as Uncategorized.
- Default Post Format −This is used by themes to select post format to be applied to a post or create different styles for different types of posts.
- Post via e-mail − This option uses the e-mail address to create posts and publishes posts on your blog through e-mail. To use this, you’ll need to set up a secret e-mail account with POP3 access, and any mail received at this address will be posted.
- Mail Server − This authorizes reading the e-mails which you send to WordPress and stores them for retrieval. To do this, you need to have a POP3 compatible mail server and it will have URI address such as mail.example.com, which you should enter here.
- Login Name − To create posts, WordPress will need its own e-mail account. The Login Name will use this e-mail address and should be kept as a secret as spammers will post links redirecting to their own websites.
- Password − Set a password for the above e-mail address.
- Default Mail Category − This allows selecting a custom category for all the posts that are published via Post by e-mail feature.
- Update Services − WordPress will automatically notify the site update services in the box when you publish a new post. See the Update Services on the codex for the long list of possible services.
Step-3: Press the Save Changes button to save your settings after you have completed all of this information.