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An Overview of WordPress Admin Settings2:07 with Zac Gordon
In this video we introduce and briefly go over each of the sections of the Settings area in WordPress and what type of settings each section contains.
- How to Install WordPress on Your Computer
- WordPress Basics Course
- WordPress User Roles Course
- WordPress Admin Settings Documentation
Hi, I'm Zac, WordPress teacher at Treehouse.
And I'd like to welcome you to our course on the WordPress admin settings.
The WordPress admin area has special section that controls all of
the settings for WordPress site.
You must have an admin level user role in order to see and access these settings.
When you login as an admin to a WordPress site,
you get access to the following settings and sections.
The general settings, where there are a list of general settings like
the name of the site and if registration is enabled.
In the writing section, you have access to set things like the default category for
posts, and set up the ability to post to WordPress via email.
In the reading settings page, you can see what appears as the home page for
your site, as well as set and determine how blog listings are appearing.
There's also a setting here to encourage or discourage search engine visibility.
The Discussion section contains mostly comment settings.
In the media section, you could set the default thumbnail, medium, and
large image sizes.
And finally, the permalinks section lets you determine how the URLs for
your WordPress site look.
It's helpful to note that each one of these settings pages
has a corresponding documentation page explaining each setting listed.
In the next several videos, we'll walk through each of these setting sections
in depth, referring to the documentation and best practices along the way.
To follow along with this course you'll need two things.
One is an admin level account on a practice
WordPress site that you could play around with settings and
not potentially mess up a live site or another project.
The other thing is that you should already know the basics of how to use WordPress.
Since some of these settings won't make as much sense
if you haven't worked with WordPress a little bit before.
You could check out the video notes for information on how to set up, and
how to get to know Wordpress if you need to brush up before proceeding.
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