Everything You Need To Know About WordPress Reading Settings

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In this chapter let’s talk about WordPress Reading Settings. Reading Setting is used to set the content related to the front page. You can toggle settings like the number of posts to be displayed on the main page or what page to make your home page etc. Here are the steps you need to follow to access Reading settings in WordPress:

Step 1 – Click on SettingsReading option in the WordPress dashboard.

wordpress reading settings option in wordpress dashboard

Step 2 – The Reading Settings page is displayed as shown on the following screen:

wordpress reading settings screen in wordpress dashboard

Here’s what every option in the reading settings means:

  • Front page displays − This section is used to display the front page in any of the following formats –
    • Your latest posts − Displays the latest posts on the front page.
    • A static page − Displays the static pages on the front page.
    • Front Page − You can select the actual page you want to display on the front page from the drop-down.
    • Posts Page − You can select the page from the drop-down which contains posts.
  • Blog pages show at most − The number of posts to be displayed per page or site. By default, it’s set to 10.
  • Syndication feeds show the most recent − The user can view the number of posts when they download one of the site feeds. By default, it is set to 10.
  • For each article in a feed, show − This section is used to display the post by selecting any of the following formats:
    • Full Text − Displays the complete post. It is set as default.
    • Summary − Displays the summary of the post.
  • Search Engine Visibility − After clicking on the checkbox, Discourage search engines from indexing this site, your site will be ignored by the search engine.

After filling in all the information, click on the Save Changes button to save your Reading Setting information. Last time we covered writing settings in WordPress, that article you can find here.

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