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How to configure Reading settings in WordPress website

In the previous tutorial, we learned about the Discussion Settings in WordPress website. In this tutorial, we are going to learn about Reading settings. Reading settings in WordPress Dashboard controls the front page display, RSS feed and search engine visibility. We will go through each setting under Reading settings in this step by step tutorial.

Let’s enter into Reading settings.

Step 1:

Login to WordPress Dashboard. Click on the Settings >> Reading menu.

Reading settings in WordPress website

Step 2:

You’ll reach to Reading Settings page.

The First setting you see is ‘Front page displays‘. It has 2 radio buttons:

  • Your latest posts
    This is the default setting. When it is checked, you’ll see latest posts in your home page.
  • A static page (select below)
    If you want static page as your homepage, you should click on this radio button. After you select this option, you need to select the page that you want to have as Front page and the one where your latest posts should be displayed.

Reading settings in WordPress website

Step 3:

Next setting is for controlling the maximum number of posts that you want to display on your homepage. Default value is ‘10‘. Change it as per your requirement.

You can also control the number of posts in the syndication feeds.

You can choose to show Full text or Summary in the feed as well.

Reading settings in WordPress website

Step 4:

Next setting controls the Search Engine Visibility. If you check the checkbox, your site won’t be indexed by the search engines like Google. Leave it unchecked to enable search engine indexing.

Reading settings in WordPress website

Finally, click on the Save Changes button.

Wrapping Up

Hope the tutorial was helpful for you. If you have any question or have any problem related to Reading Settings of WordPress, please leave a comment below. I’ll help you in the best way possible.

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