The Writing settings control what will be done when adding and editing posts, pages and post types (these are special WP posts). In this area you will also control Remote Publishing, publishing via mail and Update services.
Go to Settings → Writing as shown in figure 1 below:
The writing settings page is displayed, as shown in figure 2 below:
The settings page consists of the following:
Formatting: There are two sub-options defined here:
a) Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display will turn text-based emoticons into graphics-based emoticons.
b) WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically corrects invalid XHTML within the posts or pages.
- Default Post Category − This is the default category applied to posts. You can leave it as Uncategorized or rename it appropriately.
- Default Post Format − Selects post format to be applied to a post or create different styles for different types of posts.
- Post via e-mail − Enables you to create and publish posts on you site using an email address. You will need to set up a secret e-mail account with a POP3 access, and any mail received from this address will be posted on the blog.
- Mail Server − Allows you to read e-mails that you send to WordPress and stores them for retrieval. You need to have POP3 compatible mail server, which will have a URL address such as mail.example.com, which you should enter here.
- Login Name − This is the email address that WordPress will use to create posts. Keep this confidential to ward off spammers who will want to post off-site links.
- Password − Set password for the above e-mail address.
- Default Mail Category − Gives an option to select a custom category for all the posts that are published via Post by e-mail feature.
- Update Services − Here you state the services that WordPress will notify when you add a new post. For more information, see the Update Services section of the WordPress codex.
Remember to click on the Save Changes button to save all that you’ve done on your Writing settings.