5. Futureproofing Your Blog

There’s one last bit of business to take care of before I delve into populating your blog with some awesome content: your blog’s settings. This chapter is titled “Futureproofing Your Blog” because the decisions you make now will affect how you and your readers interact with your blog.

Clicking the Settings link in the left navigation bar, which appears on all pages in the WordPress administrative interface (Figure 5.1 on the next page), takes you, surprisingly enough, to your blog’s Settings page. (You start in the General Settings section.) In addition to setting general options, you specify on this page how you write posts, how those posts are displayed, and who can read what.

Figure 5.1. The WordPress navigation ...

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