How to Setup WordPress General Settings? Read …

Have you ever learnt how to setup your website/blog on wordpress general setting properly?  This article on setting up WordPress general setting. ‘How to Setup WordPress General Settings?‘ will teach you how to set basic configuration on your website/blog in just three simple steps. Here we shall discuss on these features: Site Title, Tagline, WordPress  Address(URL), Site Address(URL), E-mail Address, Membership, New User Default Role, Timezone, Date Format, Time Format, Week Starts On, Site Language.

WordPress Dashboard General Settings

You can set up WordPress General Setting in three following steps:

Step 1 

Click on Setting, then General option in WordPress. Then you will see the following screen as given below:


Step 2:

The snapshot of general setting page : .

WP General Setting step 2

As you can see above general settings page displays several details. Now let us discuss them one by one.

Site Title

WordPress Setting - Site Title

The first setting you will see is Site Title.  It displays the name of the site in the template header. Your Site Title will also appear in the following locations:

  • Admin Bar — blog menu (top left) when viewing your blog
  • Admin Bar — main menu (top right) when viewing the blogs linked to your account
  • My Blogs on the WordPress.com home page
  • The sender’s name when your followers receive notifications

You can keep your site title as per your choice and you  don’t have to keep the same as your blog’s URL or your username. You can use a cleaned-up version of your URL or change it to whatever best reflects your site’s personality and topic. Note that no matter what you change your site’s title to, your address remains the same.


Tagline is a short description or catchy phrase to describe what your blog is about. Some themes display the tagline in the header or in the sidebar.

WordPress  Address(URL)

It is the URL of the WordPress directory where your all core application files are present.

WordPress  Address(URL)

Site Address(URL)

Enter the site URL which you want your site to display on the browser. The screen of Site Address(URL) is shown  above.

E-mail Address

Enter your email address which will help  to recover your password or any update.

WordPress  Address(URL)


Anyone can register an account on your site after you check this checkbox.

Wordpress General setting membership

New User Default Role

The default role is set for the newly registered user or members.

WP-Dashboard-New default user


Your blog’s timezone is set to Coordinated Universal Time, UTC by default, which is in London, UK or Kolkata, India. If you live in a different area of the world you will likely want to change this option. The current UTC time is listed to the right to make it easier to determine your timezone offset. As an example, when Daylight Saving Time is not going on, Boston, MA would be UTC-5. You can find the timezones of many cities here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock

WP-Dashboard-Timezone Format

Snapshot of WP-Dashboard-Timezone Format

Date Format

The Date Format lets you select how you want dates will be displayed on your blog. Several popular choices are available, as well as a custom option.

snapshot of WP-Date Format

WP-Date Format

Time Format

The Time Format setting is just like the date format, but sets how times will be displayed on the blog. For example, you may choose to use a 24 hour or 12 hour clock via your Time Format.

WP-Time Format

WP-Time Format

Week Starts On

This setting allows you to select what day is displayed in the first column of the calendar. You use only if you are using the calendar widget.

WP-General setting Week Starts On

  Week Starts On


The Language option allows  you to select the language to use for some of the theme text shown to your blog visitors. If you select an RTL language (for example, Hebrew), then the theme’s layout will mirror itself so that the text can be read properly from right to left.

WP-general setting on language

WP-general setting language

Step 3

Save Changes

Finally at step 3 click the Save Changes button to ensure any changes you have made to your Settings  and save in your database. Once you click the button, you will get a confirmation text box  telling you your settings have been saved

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