Settings & Tools

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 2% 0% 0%;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”font-weight: 700;”]Configuration & Setup > Settings and Tools[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 10px 0% 0%;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 10px 0px;border-style: solid;border-width: 1px 0px;border-color: hsl(0, 0%, 20%);”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false” class=”man”]Last updated: August 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 2%;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 700;text-transform: uppercase;”]Overview[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]The Settings tab and the Tools tab in your FormulaWP Admin area is where you control the most basic and fundamental settings for your website and blog. All of these settings are completed and optimized by default for you, but you may want to customize some of the settings for you specific needs, so it’s a good idea to be familiar with the various sub-pages of the Settings and Tools admin areas.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0%;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 900;text-transform: uppercase;”]Settings[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px 0px 20px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://formulawp.com/wp-content/uploads/Screenshot-2017-08-11-11.59.42.png” alt=”WordPress Admin Settings” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”shadow”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”3/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]In the Settings Administration Screen are many of the key settings that define your website as a whole: settings which determine how your site behaves, how you interact with your site, and how the rest of the world interacts with your site.

There are several sub-pages within the Settings tab, and as you add some of your own plugins additional sub-pages may be added.

In this article we will briefly cover the primary sub-pages.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]General[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The Settings General Screen is the default Screen in the Settings Administration Screen and controls some of the most basic configuration settings for your site: your site’s title and location, who may register an account at your blog, and how dates and times are calculated and displayed.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Writing[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]Using the Settings Writing Screen, you can control the interface with which you write new posts. These settings control the size of the ‘post box’ in the Add New Post Screen, the default Category, the default Link Category, the default Post Format, the default image sizes, and the optional Post via e-mail feature.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Reading[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The settings in the Settings Reading Screen are few in number, but still important. You can decide if you want posts, or a “static” Page, displayed as your blog’s front (main) page. You can also adjust how many posts are displayed on that main page. In addition, you can adjust syndication feed features to determine how the information from your site is sent to a reader’s web browser or other applications.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Discussion[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The Settings Discussion Screen allows you to control settings concerning incoming and outgoing comments, pingbacks and trackbacks. You can also control from this Screen the circumstances under which your blog sends you e-mail notifying you about the goings on at your site, and you can decide if your blog should show Avatars and their ratings.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Media[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The Settings Media Screen allows you to determine how images, documents, and other media files will be organized when uploaded, and to specify the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Permalinks[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]For a nice introduction to Permalinks, check out the Pretty Permalinks section of Introduction to Blogging. But briefly, and to quote the Settings Permalinks Screen itself:

[x_blockquote type=”left”]By default, WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.[/x_blockquote]

The Settings Permalinks Screen controls how that custom URL structure is defined. For a more in depth description of the way this structure is specified, see the Using Permalinks article.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”true” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 900;text-transform: uppercase;”]Tools[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The primary Tools that you may want to utilize at some point are the Press This, Import and Export functions.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Press This[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The Press This function allows quick posting and publishing through the use of a special web browser favorite. You can create a shortcut to allow use of “Press This” from the new post screen. You then activate the function when browsing by selecting the favorite from your web browser favorites list. Also links to the Categories and Tag converters are presented. The Available Tools Screen describes the Press This functions.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Import[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]WordPress supports the importing data from a number external sources. In many cases, posts, comments, pages, categories, tags, and users, can be imported. The Tools Import Screen lists the software packages that WordPress can import and details what types of data from each of those platforms qualifies for import. Also see Importing Content for a more extensive list of import possibilities.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 3%;”][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-left mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 0%);font-weight: 500;”]Export[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]WordPress Export will create an XML file for you to save to your computer. The format, which is called a WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR file, will contain your posts, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. The Tools Export Screen guides you through the easy process of exporting your blog. Take note that the Exporting is a useful method to backup your WordPress data.[/cs_text][x_button shape=”rounded” size=”mini” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”/help/docs/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_icon type=”caret-left” class=”mvn mln mrs”]Back to Help Docs Glossary[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r14″ compression=”0.5″ min_size=”60px” max_size=”180px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r13″ compression=”0.7″ min_size=”50px” max_size=”150px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r12″ compression=”0.8″ min_size=”40px” max_size=”120px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r11″ compression=”1.0″ min_size=”30px” max_size=”100px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r10″ compression=”1.3″ min_size=”24px” max_size=”80px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r9″ compression=”1.6″ min_size=”20px” max_size=”64px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r8″ compression=”1.8″ min_size=”18px” max_size=”48px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r7″ compression=”2.0″ min_size=”16px” max_size=”36px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r6″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”15px” max_size=”32px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r5″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”14px” max_size=”28px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r4″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”13px” max_size=”24px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r3″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”12px” max_size=”20px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r2″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”11px” max_size=”16px”][cs_responsive_text selector=”.r1″ compression=”2.2″ min_size=”10px” max_size=”14px”][/cs_content]