Why you should change the default settings

You’ve got your WordPress site up and running and are ready to start creating your pages and posts. STOP! Before you go any further you need to make sure that the default settings are set correctly to avoid any potential security issues in the future. It’s best to do these now before your site takes shape.

WordPress General Settings

The general settings are located on the Settings > General page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Site title and Tagline
  • WordPress and Site URL
  • Admin email address
  • User registration and role
  • Timezone and time and date format
  • Site language

WordPress Writing Settings

The writing settings are located on the Settings > Writing page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Default post category and post format
  • Addition of posts via email
  • Update services

WordPress Reading Settings

The reading settings are located on the Settings > Reading page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Front page and blog page
  • Number of posts in default blog loop
  • Feed posts settings
  • Search Engine visibility

WordPress Discussion Settings

The discussion settings are located on the Settings > Discussion page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Comment section in posts
  • Comment avatars

WordPress Media Settings

The media settings are located on the Settings > Media page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • Default image sizes
  • Organization of uploaded files

WordPress Permalinks Settings

The permalink settings are located on the Settings > Permalinks page. These settings allow you to configure:

  • URL structure for posts and categories

To fill in any safety gaps you may have in your own website or want some help and advice, please contact us today to see how we can help.