Chapter 2: Exploring Tools and Settings
In This Chapter
Configuring your WordPress general settings
Putting together your personal profile
Formatting your blog
As exciting as it is to dig right in and start blogging right away, you should attend to a few housekeeping items first, including adjusting the settings that allow you to personalize your website or blog. I cover these settings first in this chapter because they create your readers’ experience with your website.
In this chapter, you can completely explore the Settings menu on the WordPress Dashboard and discover how to configure items such as date and time settings, site titles, and e-mail notification settings. This chapter also covers important aspects of your website configuration, such as permalinks, discussion options, and privacy settings.
Some of the menu items, such as creating and publishing new posts, are covered in detail in other chapters, but they’re well worth a mention here, as well.
Configuring the Settings
At the very bottom of the navigation menu, you can find the Settings option. Click Settings, and a menu opens that contains the following links, which I discuss in the sections that follow: