Website Settings > Reading

The options 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.

Front page displays Use this setting to determine if your posts or a "static" Page displays as your blog's front (main) page. This setting displays only if you have one or more Pages defined. Please note static front page plugins and other 'posts display' control/restriction plugins may affect how these features work!

  • Your latest posts - Check to radio button so your latest posts are displayed on the blog's front page. Remember, the number of posts you display is controlled by the "Blog pages show at most" setting.
  • A static page (select below) - Check this radio button to cause a "static" Page to be displayed as your blog's front page. At the same time, choose the Page that will display your actual Posts. The Front page and Posts page cannot be the same value.
  • Front page - Select in the drop-down box the actual Page that you want displayed as your front page. If you do not select a choice here, then effectively your blog will show your posts on both the blog's front page and on the Posts page you specify.
  • Posts page - Select in the drop-down box the name of the Page that will now contain your Posts. If you do not select a Page here, your Posts will only be accessible via other navigation features such as category, calendar, or archive links. Even if the selected Page is Password protected, visitors will NOT be prompted for a password when viewing the Posts Page.

Blog pages show at most 

  • [X] posts - Enter the number of posts to be displayed, per page, on your site.

Syndication feeds show the most recent 

  • [X] posts - Enter the number of posts people will see when they download one of your site's feeds.

For each article in a feed, show 

Determines whether or not the feed will include the full article or just a summary.

  • Full text - Click this radio button to include the full content of each post
  • Summary - Click this radio button include a summary of the post. This could save bandwidth.

Search Engine Visibility Check the Discourage search engines from indexing this site box to ask search engines not to index this site. *Note: Thsi option does NOT block access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.

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