How To Make Changes Or Updates To Your Pages And Posts.
Nothing is forever, and that includes your pages and posts.
Things change, and when they do, you will want to make changes and updates to your pages and/or posts.
Go to yoursite.com/wp-admin. Log in with your username and password.
Select the page or post you wish to change or update (or delete).
If the page or post has not yet been published, you can go to your “saved draft” and make the changes there. When you are satisfied, just click on “Publish.”
If it has already been published, just hover over the page or post and you will see 4 options below the name: “Edit,” “Quick Edit,” “Trash,” and “View.” Click on “Edit.”
Now the page or post will open up and you can make whatever changes you wish.
When you are finished, just click the blue “Update.”
You can now open your page and see your changes. If the page is already open in a new window, just click “Refresh” to see your changes.
How To Disallow Comments On Your Pages Or Posts.
Comments can be helpful or they can be bothersome.
You can choose to allow them or not. If you do nothing, they will be allowed.
To disallow them, go to yoursite.com/wp-admin. Log in with your username and password.
Hover your mouse over the page you want and click “Quick Edit.”
To the right, you will see a box with “Allow Comments” next to it. Remove the check mark from the box and click on “Update” or “Publish” if this is a new page or post.
You will no longer be bothered with comments from your readers.
Working With Settings In Your Dashboard.
Getting your pages and posts to behave the way you want them to requires that you customize the settings.
Once you go to your dashboard (yoursite.com/wp-admin), you will find “Settings” very close to, if not at, the bottom left.
Click “General.” The information to include is pretty self-explanatory, so you should have no trouble here.
Once you have made your entries and choices, click “Save Changes” at the bottom.
Now click “Writing.” Once again, things are pretty clear. If you do need guidance, go to wordpress.org, and under the “Support” tab, choose “Forums.”
You should be able to find what you need to know here. If not, go back to “Support” and choose “Docs.” There is much more information available here.
Next click “Reading.” In the first item, “Front page displays,” if you want your visitors to see your blogs first, check “Your latest posts.” If you’d rather that they see your home page (or any other page), check “A static page” and then choose your “Front page” and your “Posts page.”
“For each article in a feed, show” lets you choose “Full text” or “Summary.”
“Full text” will display the entire post, while “Summary” will display the first few lines and a clickable “read more ->” link (which you insert into your post when you write it).
“Discussion” settings allow you to control all elements relating to comments.
“Media” settings are usually satisfactory with the defaults, but you may change any as you wish.
In “Privacy,” you can allow or not allow search engines to index your site.
In “Permalinks,” I recommend that you choose “Post Name.
Always remember after making any change to click “Save Changes.”
This should pretty well cover “Settings.” For any further assistance, go to wordpress.org and under “Support” choose either “Forums” or “Doc.”
In the next article, we will explore Search Engine Optimization.