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- Size of the post box
- Choose how large, in number of lines, you want for the post content textbox. Selecting a size does NOT limit the size of the actual post; if you write a post that is longer than the size of the textbox, the textbox will generate a scrollbar. A small textbox means everything will fit nicely on your screen, a large textbox means you won't have to scroll as much when writing longer posts.
- You can use these checkboxes to control some of your blog's formatting.
- Convert emoticons such as :-) and :-P to graphics on display - Checking this tells WordPress to convert all of the emoticons in your posts into graphical smilies. For more information on this feature, see Using Smilies.
- WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically - Checking this helps make sure that what you write in your posts is valid XHTML code. You should probably check this box since invalid code sometimes causes problems with web browsers. Note: some Plugins may not work correctly when this feature is turned on.
- Default Post Category
- The Category you select from this drop-down is called the default post Category. The default post Category is Category assigned to a post if you fail to assign any other Categories with writing your posts. If you have several Categories, but use one of those Categories more frequently, select that Category here to make your life a little easier.
- Default Link Category
- The Category you select from this dropdown will be the default Link Category checked when you create new Links. If you have several Categories, but assign one Category more frequently to Links, select that Category.
Post via e-mail
With this option, you can set up your blog to publish e-mails as blog posts. To do this, you would send an e-mail to a specific address you've established for the purpose. More than likely, you will need the help of your web host and/or your e-mail provider. This feature is 100% optional; you can still publish posts from the Write Post SubPanel if you don't want to post via e-mail. The Blog by Email article describes this feature in greater detail.
Complete the following fields to post by e-mail:
- Mail Server
- A mail server receives e-mails on your behalf and stores them for retrieval. Your mail server will have a URI address, such as mail.example.com, which you should enter here.
- Servers usually use port 110 to receive requests related to emails. If your mail server uses a different port, enter that port number here.
- Login Name
- If, for example, the e-mail address that you will be using for the writing by e-mail feature is email@example.com, then 'wordpress' is the Login name.
- Enter the password for the above e-mail address here.
- Default Mail Category
- WordPress will assign this Category to all of the posts published via the Post by e-mail feature. Note: You can create new Categories in Administration > Manage > Categories.
- When you publish a new post, WordPress automatically notifies the update services of the sites listed in the box. For more about this, see Update Services on the Codex. When entering services, separate multiple URIs with line breaks. If your Privacy Settings Blog Visibility is set to "WordPress is not notifying any Update Services because of your blog's privacy settings", the message "WordPress is not notifying any Update Services because of your blog's privacy settings" is displayed.
- Click the Save Changes button to ensure any changes you have made to your Settings are saved to your database. Once you click the button, a confirmation text box will appear at the top of the page telling you your settings have been saved.
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